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.
My friend is, indeed, gullible - she’s into witchcraft, claims to have been abducted by aliens, and happens to be mentally ill with PTSD. Myself, I don’t believe in little green men, fairies, witchcraft, et cetera. I’m mentally ill too, but I am a Secular Humanist. She has tried many times to convince me that the world is going to end - it gets old. However, since I am a Secular Humanist, I take these claims of the paranormal with skepticism.
I do a lot of photography on the side( see http://www.liquidartgallery.com). I agree with doug 100% on this. Here is an example of a shot I took with a similar effect. This is a long exposure as my car drove past. P.S. - no ghosts were involved
Done with a laser pointer, a flash torch for the face, and the room light for the rest.
That picture is so funny! I need some ghostly Scooby-Doo sound effects to accompany it.
I agree with the group - if you look up photography tricks you will see how prolonged exposure produces these effects. It’s a neat party trick. You can do it with a flashlight, a lit cigarette, or even car headlights as shown in the other post.
I wonder if there was a lightning bug flying around the graveyard, although those tend to blink, from what I remember of catching them as a child. I’m in the city now, so no lightning bug fun for me.
You mentioned your friend has some serious problems. You may want to avoid being confrontational about the odd nature of the claims, and instead quietly refer her for counseling. A young woman with delicate mental health should probably not be hanging out alone in a graveyard at night. It’s probably not good for morale.