Posted 13 December 2004 - 01:07 AM
LOL, I am impressed with the pictures everyone created!
For some reason lately I am having a hard time believing so many of the ghost pictures out there are fabricated. There are so many people out there that do create a 'ghost' photograph and try to pass it as authentic (it's different when it's just for fun/learning experience, like on this thread), it's just hard to decide what to believe.
Geez, I know, I sound like a skeptic, but I really don't think I am. The whole reason I came to this website and message board is because I had an experience about two years ago. I never thought in a million years that I would actually ever see anything paranormal with my own eyes, so after it happened I tried as hard as possible to forget about it (b/c frankly, I was really scared). So I did pretty good about putting everything out of my head for a while, but a couple of months ago I started thinking about it again. I figured that maybe the best way to get over my fear was to actually do some research about ghosts, and here I am today.
I tend to over-analyze everything in life, therefore I tend to over-analyze ghost photos.
Sorry, I know that I've already typed a lot, but there are a few opinions I wanted to share about ghost photographs. I just have a lot of stuff I really want to get off my chest, and hopefully all of you can help me understand certain things.
I want to make clear that I am NOT saying that all ghost photographs are fabricated, I just basically have a lot of questions about most of them.
1. "Vintage" photographs- I'm talking about the really old pictures that took like ten minutes just to make the snap-shot. I think everyone knows that there can easily be a chance for mysterious images (whether their intentional or unintentional) showing up in these pictures by someone stepping into the frame or movement of the person being photographed. It's just so hard for me to believe these photos are authentic because of the huge possiblity of things/people not remaining still when the photo was taken.
2. Blurry photographs- So many ghost photos are blurry! I know that ghost-hunters use special cameras, but I don't know anything about professional ghost-hunting equipment, so I can't judge what a good photo should look like. I'm referring to the photos taken with regular cameras. Somebodies got to be able to take a clear ghost photo!
3. You see what you want to see- I've discovered that I can look at almost any photograph and see some sort paranormal image. I'm talking about not very obvious things, but really small things that really are nothing. I know that the ghosts in authentic photographs usually don't just automatically pop out of the photograph when you look at it, but sometimes if you just stare at a photograph for a long time and you are specifically looking for a ghost, etc... your eyes begin playing tricks on you and you see whatever you want.
4. Webcams- Some do have obivious things in the captures, but most of the time the capture is so pixelated its hard to tell what you are looking at!
5. Circumstances surrounding the picture- Obviously, over the internet it is hard to tell whether or not a person is telling the truth about their picture. Any ole' chum can post anything on the internet and say it's true. A basic reason not to believe everything you read on the internet is true.
6. Some pictures are just too real! I know that ghosts can come in all shapes, forms, and sizes, but some ghosts seem a little to life like (and I mean like living, breathing, humans!)
Ok, I'll stop my ranting now, sorry about that! I'm not trying to be offensive to anyone here, these are just obeservations I have picked up through several websites.