Overview- Let me start out by saying the welfare of the client is 1st and foremost in our investigations.
The Paranormal P.I'S are a mother and daughters team from the Central Minnesota area. We are a non-profit organization. We will NEVER charge for an investigation. The team pays for everything. We do accept donations and use this for gas, equipment, batteries, etc.
We are dedicated, professional, discreet, and most importantly, we are here to help others. There are NO experts in the Paranormal field. We strive to do our very best at each and every investigation.
Karen, lead investigator and founder of the group has been investigating for several years. We are very respectful of the living and the departed. We are here to help people with their paranormal problems, whether it be natural or unnatural. And to find evidence to the possibility of an afterlife. There has been evidence over the years that can't be ignored..So we will continue our search.....
We are skeptics of any evidence we don't see for ourselves, yet firm believers of the paranormal. We will try to find a natural cause for any disturbance. If we can't debunk something then we may consider it to be paranormal. If any of our video/data is questionable it WILL NOT BE USED.
Before an investigation we do extensive research on the property, structure, and previous and present owners/renters. We then set up a time/date for the investigation. We use some of the latest equipment in our investigations. (please see our Methodology page for more information)
Once the investigation has ended we will review all evidence and (if any), give the client copies and a written report of our findings. Our responsibilities will end there.
We are there to investigate and document any activity. we don't do house blessings, cleansing or exorcisms.
However, we may be able to help you get in tpuch with a group that provides these services.
Residual Haunting- In many incidences of spirit encounters, people have reported seeing the ghost or ghosts who do not interact with living people or with the environment around them. They seem to be oblivious of the startled people who happen upon them, and may even walk through solid objects. Also, these ghosts will perform the same actions every time they are seen, and may even only show up at certain times of the day, the month, or even the year.
This is a classic example of a residual haunting. Paranormal investigators believe that this type of haunting is not a true spirit, but rather the residual echo of actions which take place in that particular location. Most often, these actions involved a lot of emotional energy being released at one time; usually around or at the point of someone's death. Residual hauntings can often be found on old battlefields, old homes, and other historic locations.
Since this type of haunting is not intelligent (i.e., it will not try to talk to you or rattle doors or chains) they are generally the easiest to cope with.
Intelligent Haunt-The second type of haunting is a sentient specter, or a spirit. Unlike a residual haunting, a true spirit can (and usually will) interact with its environment. This means that it may talk to a living person as well as even leave written messages and move small items around. More will be said about the moving of physical objects in the next section.
The behavior of a ghost varies greatly, much like people in general. Some spirits are elusive and may never be seen by many who work or dwell in a haunted location. Other spirits may seek the attention of the living by appearing to people. Spirits can also make their presence known invisibly; some people can actually sense them.
Ghosts have been known to have an attachment to a place, an object, or even a person.
Poltergeist - Of all of the types of hauntings, the poltergeist is perhaps the most ambiguous. Poltergeists, or "noisy spirits," can move small objects around and make noise. Poltegeists, like ghostly phenomenon in general, have been reported all over the world.
So what makes a poltergeist different from a ghost? Simply put, not all poltergeists are true spirits. In some instances, poltergeist activity may be the result of environmental activity, such as high levels of electromagnetic energy in an area. Some paranormal researchers such as Hans Holzer and Brad Steiger imply that this activity may be the result of psychic projections from one of the people involved.
Demonic -This last type of haunting is the worst by far. It goes by many other names throughout the world: elemental, deva, djinn, and countless other local names. In simplest terms, the universal definition of a demon is a spirit which was never human. A fallen Angel. Demons can inhabit a structure in numerous ways. It can be attracted there by dark magic rituals, by acts of violence, or by being summoned. (Ouija board, Seance, etc).
Sometimes, people who play with ouija boards can summon a demon and not even realize it. In February of 2009, a speaker at Le Festival D'Espirits, a paranormal convention held at Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, told how a Demon which she communicated with, via ouija board passed itself off as the ghost of a pre-teenage boy that died (it should be noted that she was not seeking to speak with a demon, but with her deceased grandmother). It was not long after that night that she and her children were terrorized by the demon. It took several exorcisms to rid her house of the evil.
SHADOW PEOPLE -It takes more energy to configure into a full body apparition than a small ball of light or mist energies.
Easily confused with normal shadows, these dark ghostly apparitions are often spotted at a distance or in peripheral vision, and are between two and ten feet long. They are often experienced as a small darting essence in the corner of the eye, or as a larger and more menacing humanoid presence.
Interesting enough, light will not pass through them, these type spirit energies have density and can create a shadow on the ground or the wall.
Shadows are relatively common and have been cast when orbs and vortex's are photographed. Shadow People because of their dark forms are often considered to be evil.
shadow people are simply another manifestation of spirit energies.
There are actually three separate types:
Type 1 - Appear as a small dark misty cloud and are almost always under two feet in length, but can hover or float up to 8 feet high.
Type 2 - Appear as a huge glob of a thick cloudy mass. They typically range from 2 to 8 feet in height.
Type 3- Appear in human form and some may be seen wearing a hat.
They typically appear up to 8 feet in height. Most often spotted in homes. They have also been reported to have been seen outdoors at a distance. Birds and cats are especially sensitive to them.
DOPPELGANGER-A ghost of the present that looks identical to a living person but behaves differently.
A good example would be if you were standing in front of a mirror brushing your teeth and turned to pick up your toothbrush, But....The reflection in the mirror continued looking forward.
HARBINGER-A ghost of the future that brings warning of impending events. This is a friendly ghost and seems to choose it's contacts to deliver
messages of impending danger.
ENTITIES -are ghosts that appear to be conscious and often interactive; can apply to something other than human.
These are the most intense of infestations, and fortunately, very rare.
Many people have opinions on what this final level of ghosts are - some people think they are extremely violent individuals, murderers, psychotics, and just plain evil people.
Strangely enough, they are almost exclusively called forth through Ouija Boards, séances, and necromancy ceremonies. If someone else called forth an entity in a home - it can remain dormant for years- even decades - until circumstances are right for it to manifest.
1. It will wait until it can emerge at its strongest.
2. It feeds on anger, strive, depression, arguments, and general turmoil.
3. It can make these emotions worse.
4. The more psychologically drained an individual becomes, the stronger it will become.
5. Are usually humans or animals that have died.
6. Often use the electrical environment to manifest.
7. Can create both subjective and objective experiences.
8. Can come from the past, present or future.
ORBS... I'm a FIRM believer in measurable data to go along with the "ORB" before I would even consider it to be paranormal...My opinion., my website..lol KAREN
" ORB" the most common to be mistaken as a paranormal encounter.
An orb is basically a ball of light that appears unexpectedly in a photo. Normally white or bluish in color, one or more may appear on an otherwise normal photograph, and are occasionally captured on videotape as well (in which case they are usually moving, often at a high rate of speed.)
The human brain creates electricity and when one passes away their energy still remains. Albert Einstein had proved scientifically that when electricity has been created, it cannot be destroyed. So where does it go?
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Energy- in theory, spirits are energy and will use any existing energy in the atmosphere when attempting to manifest themselves. They soak it up like a sponge.
In the case of investigating a location, some of the energy a spirit can use is from the batteries in our devices.
I don't believe they are choosing to use the energy specifically from those batteries, but only drawing in any energy in the area.
Electronic and battery-powered devices aren't the only items sometimes drained of their energy, Investigators after a long night of ghost hunting can feel exhausted this could be in part from the spirits soaking up some of our energy and from a long night.
While both battery and physical drain can be frustrating, allowing spirits access to that energy has “resulted in some incredible pieces of evidence.
“Batteries can be replaced and investigators can rest,” Great pieces of paranormal evidence don’t come so easy.
The difference between a ghost or a spirit – how a ghost is a residual entity, like a psychic imprint left in an area that some people can pick up, whereas a spirit is intelligent and interactive. A third category, the “stay behinds.”
“‘Stay behinds’ are relatively common, Somebody dies, and then they’re really surprised that all of a sudden they’re not dead. They’re alive like they were. They don’t understand it because they weren’t prepared for it. So they go back to what they knew most – their chair, their room, and they just sit there. Next, they want to let people know that they’re still ‘alive.’ So they’ll do little things like moving things, appear to relatives, pushing objects, poltergeist phenomena, and so on.”
Types of Haunting s, types of Ghosts. Did you know there are many different types of ghosts?
I thought that it's important that everyone have a basic idea of how many types and ways a spirit or entity can manifest, and what makes them different from each other. Also to explain the different types of haunting phenomenon. When it comes to ghosts and spiritual phenomenon, no two hauntings/Ghosts are the same. The following headings will shed some light on the different types of hauntings and Ghosts.
A ghost -is a manifestation of the spirit or soul of a person. Alternative theories expand on that idea and include belief in the ghosts of deceased animals.
Sometimes the term "ghost" is used synonymously with any spirit or demon, however in popular usage the term typically refers to a deceased person's spirit.
A place where ghosts are reported is described as haunted, and often seen as being inhabited by spirits of deceased who may have been former residents or were familiar with the property.
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“Paranormal” has been in the English language since at least 1920. In Latin, para means 'above,' 'against,' 'counter,' 'outside,' or 'beyond'. It can be construed, then, that the term paranormal is derived from the Latin use of the prefix 'para'.
History of Spiritualism- Mediums, Psychics, Sensitive’s, call them what you will but at the heart of each of these is a person. Each has there own story to tell for how they became sensitive, perhaps their grandmother was sensitive and she passed on her gift, perhaps its just one of those things they have had since they were a child, talking to imaginary friends who no one else could see. As varied and colourful the subject of the Paranormal is, the history of Spiritualism is just as diverse, both intrinsically linked to the other, by the worst of all aspects of life itself. Death.
Spiritualism is a belief that spirits of the dead have both the ability and the inclination to communicate with the living. The afterlife, or "spirit world", is seen by Spiritualists, not as a static place, but as one in which spirits continue to evolve. These two beliefs: that contact with spirits is possible, and that spirits are more advanced than humans, leads Spiritualists to a third belief, that spirits are capable of providing useful knowledge about moral and ethical issues, as well as about the nature of God. Thus, many Spiritualists will speak of their spirit guides — specific spirits, often contacted, who are relied upon for spiritual guidance.Spiritism, a branch of Spiritualism developed by Allan Kardec and today found mostly in Continental Europe and Latin America, especially Brazil, has emphasised reincarnation.
Spiritualism developed and reached its peak growth in membership from the 1840s to the 1920s, especially in English-speaking countries. By 1897, Spiritualism was said to have more than eight million followers in the United States and Europe, mostly drawn from the middle and upper classes.
The History of Spiritualism in the Modern World can be linked to events in a little town called Hydesville, near Rochester New York State in the late 1840's. James Fox, a Methodist Farmer, had finished his hard days work and was ready for bed, in the family home lived himself, his wife Margaret and two of his beloved daughters, Margaretta aged 14 and Kate aged 12. It was the last day in March 1848, the summer was coming and lots would need to be done on the farm, his focus and thought should have been on the coming season, yet they were not. Just as they had done for the few nights previously the two children were upset, and his wife was becoming so too. A strange rattling sound was coming from various parts of his home, thinking it was the wind he tried locking the window shutters more securely, yet with no wind present he was dumbfounded, but things were to get worse, a lot worse, before they got better. The Home was little more than a shack with a single room in which to eat, relax and sleep for the whole family. Margaret Fox reassured her children that with April Fools day being tomorrow it was just one of the youths from the village playing tricks upon them, she thought it would be fun to test them and challenged them to copy her own bangs and rattles. She snapped her fingers a number of times and each time received the same number of noises, more tests were needed and so she clapped her hands, only to be answered in the same way. She was becoming a little startled but did not want to show it to her children, deep inside she knew it was not a frivolous youngster out for cheap thrills from the village, the only person other than herself and her children in the house was her husband, and he was not the type to do such things to upset his family. She decided to put the noises to the ultimate test, a question which no one in the village would have been able to answer, she asked aloud for the different ages of her children, for not only had she the two daughters but she had more children too, even a poor little baby who died aged three. As expected, though still dreaded, the noises tapped out all of her children’s ages, leaving gaps long enough to know when the next count was to begin, the very last count sounded faint and very small, the count was knock, knock, knock.
She must have been a little perplexed by now, heaven knows what her children were feeling too. She asked aloud if it was a human making the noises, yet got no response, pensively she asked if it was a spirit, for confirmation she asked for two knocks for a yes answer, she received her two knocks (A form of communication still used today with spirits for an affirmative answer). News quickly spread in the rural community of Hydesville, the Fox place was haunted, indeed the last tenant moved out because the knocking upset him so much. People were quick to blame the two girls for the noises, claiming it was all a stunt by adolescent girls out for a laugh. Soon not only the entire village knew but the entire Continents of North America and Europe knew about the strange goings on, many new stories came to light at this time as people became a little more confident to report strange goings on in their homes. Stories such as the Willington Mill Ghost from the north East of England came out in which an Industrialist and devout Quaker called Joshua Proctor moved into a house built around 1800. Soon things were happening, yet he was very skeptical of the idea of dead spirits causing things to move or loud bangs to occur. Two men, a Dr Edward Drury and his friend a Mr Hudson set about finding what the noises were, accompanying them were two loaded pistols ready to scare any hoaxers into thinking again before upsetting the peaceful Quakers. At 11pm on the 3rd of July 1840 Dr Drury and Mr Hudson took part in what could be the very first vigil to investigate the paranormal. They made themselves comfortable on the third floor landing, just near them was the "haunted" room where Mr Proctor had heard things. As midnight struck they heard a strange sound, as though someone was walking on the wooden floor boards with bare feet, yet Mr Proctor, Mr Hudson and Dr Drury were the only three people inside the house at the time. All three men expected to find a hoaxer trying to scare them, but what Dr Drury saw scared him far more than any hoaxer ever could. After forty-five minutes of the odd bang, scrape and rustling noise the men thought the nights activities were settling down, when all of a sudden a closet door swung open and the ghost of a young lady came striding towards them, her head lolling to one side and one hand clutching at her belly, her face a torment of pain. Mr Hudson was directly in the path of the spirit yet Dr Drury found the courage to charge at the spirit and passed right through her knocking over Mr Hudson in the process! Drury went into a blind fit of horror and had to be dragged out of the building by the other two men, both just as dumbstruck as the other. Dr Drury had to be calmed down, and that took ten days, upon coming around he claimed not to be able to recollect what had happened. All of this was reported in a book called The Night Side of Nature by a Scottish woman named Catherine Crowe, the book was released in 1848, the same year as the Fox families experiences.
The Fox family were to be plagued with the restless spirits for many months to come, many people stayed at the house and various theories came to light as to why there was a ghost in the house. Facts and dates were obtained from the spirit, but only snippets at a time. The story went that a peddler had stopped by the house just a few years previously, the owner at the time was a man called Mr Bell. This peddler had asked for a room for the night, Mr Bell had let the man in for the night, though somehow during the evening Mr Bell had killed the Peddler for the $500 he had in his bundle. Mr Bell had then buried the body and covered it with quicklime in the cellar. James Fox and his friends quickly dug up the cellar, finding an underground stream they had to wait a couple of months for the water level to drop but eventually sure enough a few feet further down they found the quickly rotting corpse. Mr Bell was even found too, living in Lyon closer to New York City, calls were made for his arrest but no trial could go ahead on the say so of a ghost. Strangely the spirit foresaw this as he had communicated with people previously, through knocks and taps he had told them that his murderer would never be brought to justice. The noises however went on, even when both Margaretta and Kate went to live with their other Brother and Sister far away the noises followed them there.
Here is the Fox sisters story...
The Fox Sisters are considered to be the founders of the Modern Spiritualist movement. Leah, Margaretta and Kate Fox claimed to communicate with the spirits of dead people. On March 31, 1848 Kate and Margaretta (aged 11 and 13) communicated with a spirit they called "Mr. Splitfoot" by rapping on the walls. The phenomenon wowed the locals and the story spread that the girls were communicating with the spirit of a previous tenant of the house who had been murdered. Leah, the oldest sister, also claimed to have the ability to communicate with spirits and soon the three found themselves touring the region and demonstrating their abilities. Eventually the Fox Sisters appeared in New York City (thanks in part to P. T. Barnum) and across the United States. They endured plenty of criticism and fell on hard times, and by 1888 they renounced their claims of special powers; Kate admitted they'd fooled everyone by simply cracking their toes to mimic rapping sounds from the dead. A year later they retracted that confession, making the whole deal even more confusing. Skeptics now claim the sisters died destitute alcoholics and were frauds who made a living out of pretending to talk to the spirits of the dead. Believers still maintain the truth of the sisters' original story, and Spiritualism continues to have hundreds of thousands of followers.
Although paranormal photography is not an exact science and many people dismiss it, it can still be considered a genuine field of study. Inexplicable images known as orbs, ectoplasm, or vortexes appear in many photographs quite unexpectedly. Most can be easily explained, but some are not so straightforward. More information on Photography below.
The ghost club society was started in 1851 in Cambridge, then changed to :
The Ghost Club, in London in 1862, it is believed to be the oldest paranormal research organization in the world attracting such notable members as Charles Dickens and Sir William Crookes.11, No women were allowed until 1939. Full story of the "GHOST CLUB" below..
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“We as hunters of ghost are visible, tangible. We are vulnerable. The ghost has the upper hand, for it can see what we do not, it can hear what we cannot. It can perform feats we cannot. The ghost can come to us anytime it wants. It strikes when the time is most opportune for it to do so. So, if you want to hunt ghosts you must know your opponent. You must respect its powers!” ~Ed Warren
Brief history on the paranormal- Evolution of Paranormal Research In recent times, the last two decades, there have been numerous advances in the field. This is due to a number of reasons. One of the most important reasons is acceptance of the subject. For numerous years the subject of any paranormal conversation was generally taboo and kept behind closed doors. Although the subject is now not just accepted, but a source of entertainment; this change is due, in part, to the number of paranormal television shows that have been adorning our screen for the past few years. While people can argue these shows are fake or just for entertainment, no‐one can disagree that they have brought public interest to the field, which has enabled paranormal researchers access
to more data and clients which they would not have had in the past. This data has been invaluable to our research, and enabled us to help many more clients.
Edison believed that the “soul” was made up of what he called “life units”. These microscopic particles or life units could rearrange into any form. They retained full memory, personality and were indestructible. Edison’s machine would detect these life units in the environment and allow living individuals to communicate with the dead. He put many years of hard work into his new creation, but sadly, he died before it was finished. Some people thought Edison was crazy. Others thought that he was onto something bigger than any of his other inventions. They believed that if he had a little more time, we might all today be living in a very different world.
Ghost stories date back to ancient times, and can be found in many different cultures. One of the earliest known ghost “sightings” took place in Athens, Greece. Pliny the Younger (c. 63 – 113
AD) described it in a letter to Licinius Sura: Athenodoros Cananites (c. 74 BC – 7 AD), a Stoic philosopher, decided to rent a large, Athenian house, to investigate widespread rumors that it was haunted. Athenodoros staked out at the house that night, and, sure enough, a disheveled, aged spectre, bound at feet and hands with rattling chains, eventually “appeared”. The spirit then beckoned for Athenodoros to follow him; Athenodoros complied, but the ghost soon vanished. The philosopher marked the spot where the old man had disappeared, and, on the next day, advised the magistrates to dig there. The man’s shackled bones were reportedly uncovered three years later.
After a proper burial, the hauntings ceased. It can be seen that a number of accounts of ghosts around the world seem to follow this theme of a ghost looking for a proper burial or to right some action in their life where they wronged, or were wronged before they can rest.
In the early 1990’s, a theory evolved that paranormal entities could manipulate the electromagnetic field. The theory proposed that the entity used the existing energy in a location and combine it in such a way as to raise and lower the intensity of the fields. This theory was used to ask a number of yes and no questions to the ghosts and spirits that were present in the room. This data was also used as proof of the spirits power and existence. This lead to newer and more EMF detectors being manufactured and marketed to paranormal teams and individual researchers.
The Future of Paranormal Research- What is the future of paranormal research? As with all fields of the unknown, the future is research and the people that drive that research.
Paranormal teams will come and go. They will generally follow the normal path of a group of enthusiasts who investigate graveyards with little more than a video camera and a notebook, until they start studying the science and theory of the past, evolve their theories and then start to perform their own research and propose their own theories.
So, the future of paranormal research is simple. It’s research, and most importantly, its you.
Most of the information in this article was written by : Ian Murphy, Paranormal Research Association of Boston
The Ghost Club- was formally launched in London in 1862 and early members included Charles Dickens, as well as several Cambridge academics and clergymen. The group took on investigations of spiritualist phenomena and they would also meet and discuss ghostly subjects. The Ghost Club probably dissolved in the 1870’s, following Dickens’ death, but was revived in 1882 by Alfred Alaric Watts and a famous medium, the Rev. Stainton Moses.
Membership was small - 82 members over 54 years - and women were not allowed in the club, but during this period it attracted some of the most original and controversial minds in psychical research, serving almost as a place of refuge for those who were unable to pursue activities elsewhere. These included Sir William Crookes who attracted scandal after investigation into the medium Florence Cook; Sir Oliver Lodge, the physicist; Nandor Fodor, psychologist and a former associate of Sigmund Freud; and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
The archives of the Club reveal that the names of members - both living and dead - were solemnly recited each November 2. Each individual, living or dead, was recognized as still being a member of the Club. On more than one occasion deceased members were believed to have made their presence felt.
Other members include the poet W. B. Yeats (joined 1911) and later Frederick Bligh Bond (joined 1925), who became infamous with his obsessive investigations into spiritualism at Glastonbury.
Attendance dwindled in the 20th century as psychic investigation changed from the seance room to the laboratory. With attendance falling, Price, Bligh Bond and a handful of surviving members agreed to wind up the Club in 1936 after 485 meetings, and this took place on November 2, 1936. The Ghost Club records narrowly escaped being destroyed because of their confidential nature but were deposited in the British Museum under the proviso that they would be closed until 1962.
However these events proved only a temporary suspension for within 18 months Price had relaunched the Ghost Club as a society dining event where psychic researchers and mediums delivered after dinner talks. Price decided to admit women to the club, also specifying that it was not a spiritualist church or association but a group of skeptics that gathered to discuss paranormal topics.
Following Price’s death in 1948 activities lapsed but the Club was again relaunched by members of the committee, Philip Paul and Peter Underwood. From 1962 author Peter Underwood served as President and many account of Club activities are found in his books. In 1993 Peter Underwood left the club, taking some members with him. The Club became more democratic at this time, abolishing the “invite only” clause in its membership policy. During this period the Ghost Club also expanded its remit to take in the study of UFOs, dowsing, cryptozoology and similar topics.
“I have long thought that 98% of reported haunting s have a natural and mundane explanation, but it is the other 2% that have interested me.” Peter Underwood, was in no doubt about the reality of ghosts and attended many seances and exorcisms he served for 20 years as president of the Ghost Club, 1960-1980. He also wrote more than 50 books on ghost hunting and the paranormal..
Paranormal Photography, A brief history Perhaps the first "ghost photo" was taken in 1860 by W. Campbell in New Jersey. The photo was of an empty chair, but once the photo was developed, the image of a small boy was discovered. However Campbell was never able to replicate this event and it is not well remembered by historians of the art.
I searched the internet for months and could not find this photo.
Another boost was given to spirit photography by respected English scientist Sir William Crookes, who conducted research into various paranormal phenomena and concluded that, among other things, spirit photography was a credible pursui
That same year, one of the best-known ghost photos of all time was taken by Sybell Corbett at Combermere Abbey in Cheshire, England. The photo was of a library room, taken with an exposure of one hour. Although the room was apparently unoccupied the entire time, the resulting photo clearly showed a man sitting in a chair. The man was identified by a relative as Lord Combermere, who had died in an accident five days earlier.
In 1911, James Coates published a book called Photographing the Invisible, in which he examined numerous cases of spirit photography. This book helped propel paranormal photography into the mainstream and brought the attention of a number of researchers.
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Author and researcher Thurston Hopkins studied the photo and he too declared it genuine. “It may well be the most genuine ghost photograph we possess,” he added, “and no study of the supernatural is complete without a reference to it.”
The next print is a photograph that was taken in the Australian outback by the Reverend R.S. Blance at Corroboree Rock, located 100 miles from Alice Springs. The photo was taken in 1959.
According to the legends of the site, the place was known for being a spot where the Aborigine tribesmen carried out terrible ceremonies in the past. According to the minister, there was no other human activity in the area at the time the photo was taken.
It is important to note two things about early spirit photography:
Early cameras had very long exposure time—up to one minute—during which the subject had to remain perfectly still. It was quite common for "ghostly" images to appear when a subject moved or left the frame before the exposure was complete.
Spirit photographs and stereographs were sold as entertainment novelties in America in the late 19th Century. These were basically indistinguishable from "genuine" ghost photos, but were not intended to be considered real.
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