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Posted: 18 April 2008 11:35 PM   [ Ignore ]
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My roommate is into new age stuff and this picture was taken in a graveyard in the dark:

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Is there a rational explanation for this? My roommate claims the picture shows ghosts channeling around the graveyard.  rolleyes

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Posted: 19 April 2008 06:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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It’s a guy (or a few folks) with a flashlight or LEDs. You can see them blinking on and off as the people move around. You just leave the shutter open on the camera and you get these lines.

In other words it’s fakery.

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Posted: 19 April 2008 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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These pictures were taken on November, 1st (Day of the Dead). The party consisted of a dog and one human. I didn’t want to go because I thought it foolish to wonder a graveyard in the middle of the night. I think the lines are not people with flashlights, but the camera flash.

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Posted: 20 April 2008 06:31 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Fully agree with Doug, simple tricks with open shutter, every photographer could make them.

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Posted: 20 April 2008 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Interesting tree.  However, I have to agree with Doug.  It’s trickery or rather tom-foolery

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Posted: 20 April 2008 10:23 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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I think it’s light from the flash or lint caught in the flash. I did nothing to alter the pictures, no reason.

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realchangeolympia - 20 April 2008 10:23 PM

I think it’s light from the flash or lint caught in the flash. I did nothing to alter the pictures, no reason.

You’re seriously saying that those bright lines on the pictures were not caused by someone holding a light or similar and waving it around during a long exposure because TBH, that’s what it looks like to me?

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Posted: 21 April 2008 04:12 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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On the 3rd and 4th picture one can see exact parallel lines, which suggests there are reflections through a window or mirror.

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realchangeolympia - 18 April 2008 11:35 PM

My roommate is into new age stuff and this picture was taken in a graveyard in the dark:

Is there a rational explanation for this? My roommate claims the picture shows ghosts channeling around the graveyard.  rolleyes


Do you seriously believe this may be real? Or are you just pulling our legs? If you believe this is real, I have a large beautiful orange bridge that just happens to be lying around San Francisco to sell you for a few thousand dollars. LOL
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Posted: 21 April 2008 03:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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realchangeolympia - 20 April 2008 10:23 PM

I think it’s light from the flash or lint caught in the flash. I did nothing to alter the pictures, no reason.

You’re seriously saying that those bright lines on the pictures were not caused by someone holding a light or similar and waving it around during a long exposure because TBH, that’s what it looks like to me?

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I doubt there was anybody else out there running around with LED lights. I mean, what’s the point of trying to trick your roommates into believing in ghosts? The camera simply needs to be cleaned. For the record, the camera takes crappy pictures in the dark.

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realchangeolympia - 18 April 2008 11:35 PM

My roommate is into new age stuff and this picture was taken in a graveyard in the dark:

Is there a rational explanation for this? My roommate claims the picture shows ghosts channeling around the graveyard.  rolleyes


Do you seriously believe this may be real? Or are you just pulling our legs? If you believe this is real, I have a large beautiful orange bridge that just happens to be lying around San Francisco to sell you for a few thousand dollars. LOL
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I don’t believe in ghosts. I presented what one person claimed was ghosts. I am not the one making the claim.

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realchangeolympia - 21 April 2008 03:27 PM

I mean, what’s the point of trying to trick your roommates into believing in ghosts?

I’d have thought that was obvious. For a laugh!

Sure, it could be some sort of internal reflection, double exposure (if the digital camera were programmed oddly), or other cause, but the form of these lines and the flashing along them makes it clear that these are lights that have been waved in the air while the shutter was open.

This practice apparently even has a name—it’s called “light graffiti”. See for example HERE.

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realchangeolympia - 20 April 2008 10:23 PM

I think it’s light from the flash or lint caught in the flash. I did nothing to alter the pictures, no reason.

You’re seriously saying that those bright lines on the pictures were not caused by someone holding a light or similar and waving it around during a long exposure because TBH, that’s what it looks like to me?

Kyu

I doubt there was anybody else out there running around with LED lights. I mean, what’s the point of trying to trick your roommates into believing in ghosts? The camera simply needs to be cleaned. For the record, the camera takes crappy pictures in the dark.

People do it all the time and yes, IMO that is all the pictures are! IOW, assuming neither of you is exceptionally gullible, either you are trying to con us or your friend is trying to con you ... simple!

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realchangeolympia - 20 April 2008 10:23 PM

I think it’s light from the flash or lint caught in the flash. I did nothing to alter the pictures, no reason.

You’re seriously saying that those bright lines on the pictures were not caused by someone holding a light or similar and waving it around during a long exposure because TBH, that’s what it looks like to me?

Kyu

I doubt there was anybody else out there running around with LED lights. I mean, what’s the point of trying to trick your roommates into believing in ghosts? The camera simply needs to be cleaned. For the record, the camera takes crappy pictures in the dark.

People do it all the time and yes, IMO that is all the pictures are! IOW, assuming neither of you is exceptionally gullible, either you are trying to con us or your friend is trying to con you ... simple!

Kyu

Calling me a con? smile

Edited to remove abusive speech. The smiley isn’t really enough, here, RCO. Abuse is against the rules.

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Posted: 22 April 2008 12:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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why do ghosts have to come through a picture and not alive? what is stopping them?

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realchangeolympia - 22 April 2008 10:32 AM

Calling me a con? smile

Actually I gave you a choice ... I assumed you & your friend weren’t gullible and said either you were trying to con us or your friend is trying to con you. If there is another explanation outside of the bogus claim that these pictures genuinely represent some supernatural event then I’d like to hear it.

This really isn’t rocket science.

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