by Karen Frazier, Managing Editor
Paranormal Underground e-Magazine
Paranormal evidence caught on video? You decide!
Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend! Maybe I’ll celebrate by shopping and stimulate the old economy. Or, maybe I’ll just do some good old fashioned debunking.
I’m in a “debunk-ish” mood this morning. So I went on Google and searched for ghost pictures that I could post here.
My point in this exercise is this. When you look at a photo, you must rule out every possible logical explanation before you can label it “unexplained.” And there are lots of logical explanations. Here are just a few:
Looks to me like the natural texture of a tree trunk. This appears to me to be a case of matrixing – where the human eye perceives patterns. The human brain is wired for facial recognition, and therefore we tend to see faces if there is a pattern that is even slightly reminiscent of a face.
You see this quite a lot in outdoor “ectoplasm” type pictures. My guess is that the photographer exhaled while taking a picture, and that created the mist that you see. One way to avoid this is to hold your breath while you take the picture. Here’s another that is likely the same thing:
This picture – and the picture that follow, appear to have a common “cause” if you will. To me, the image that is the “ghost” appears to be the play of light and shadows across the natural patterns in the background. Matrixing comes into play here again. We are wired to see images of ourselves – faces and bodies – in random patterns. Hence Virgin Mary appears in a water stain or grandma’s ghost appears to be floating in a window.
These, of course, are just my opinions. What do you think, and what do you see? Do you agree with me or disagree? I look forward to hearing your take on these photos – and other photos that you can find.