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#1 Jim@GhostStudy

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:26 PM

Hand... Impression or Spirit?
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Ruann writes, I was on a grade 7 camp when my mother sent me this picture. She and my grandmother were the only ones home at the time. My mother had just cleaned the over-throw. While they were talking this appeared on the over-throw in the living room. Our house is old, it still has a gas lamp in the kitchen. The picture shows a man’s hand. And it’s bigger than my mother or grandmothers hands. Just wondering if you have an explanation as to what it could be and why it’s there?

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Jim writes... Do you live in the USA or elsewhere? ...And what is a “over throw”? Is that like a blanket?

It’s a fascinating camera capture… but many would say it’s simply the impression of a hand pushed into the material or it’s photo-shopped. So, I’m not sure I would want to post it. Have you had other strange occurrences in your home? Did the hand image disappear after a short time? Or did they have to shake/rub the impression out of it?

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Ruann writes, Yes, it’s like a blanket. It’s a material that if you slide to the one side its dark and to the other its light. My mother tried putting her hand there and it barely showed up. This is just way to perfect. I live in South Africa in the Western Cape.
As I type this now, I'm getting extreme chills and a headache.

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If there are going to be claims that it's simply a hand impression, we may need those with a similar blanket/pillow to test this for us.
It's very detailed!   :wacko:
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 12:39 AM

I think this image could either be an impression or photo-shopped. This could be very easily done with a pixel level editor. I have to agree with Jim's asking about additional information that might be considered "supportive". To offer a critical analysis that would suggest it to be paranormal we need more than a single image Otherwise a mundane explanation should be applied first.

The impression actually looks like a welders glove to me. The point of the wrist joining seems to have a perceived flare.

I realize with clarification the owner believes it to be more and had a physical reaction of "chills" but I find that unconvincing and not a source of supportive evidence.

Edited by EVP, 08 December 2017 - 12:42 AM.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:53 AM

My blankets arenít nearly as plush but I brushed the pile one way a just placed my hand on the cover...

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Hereís where I set my phone down...

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And here is a different blanket, even less plush than the other...

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 06:12 AM

I plan on going to Walmart today (Fun, fun, fun...not) while Iím there Iíll see if there are any covers like this and Iíll do an experiment in the store. Too bad we donít have a photo of her motherís hand next to the handprint for comparison.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:46 AM

It could be photoshopped. It looks less like a handprint to me (like Lorac's photo) and more like a photograph or Xray of a hand, it has detail and depth that a simple hand impression may not produce. That may have to do the the texture of the fabric, but I lean towards some kind of manipulation
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:18 AM

When I ran it through ImageEdited? It stated that the pixels only matched software editors.

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Pixels only match software editors

Possible Image Sources

Based on the pixels, this image could have been created with:

software: IJG Library
software: Picasa
software: ZoomBrowser EX
software: GIMP
software: IrfanView
software: idImager
software: FastStone Image Viewer
software: NeatImage
software: Paint.NET
software: Photomatix
software: XnViex

Raw Image Metadata (exif)
File Size: 102 kB
File Type:  JPEG   
MIME Type: mage/jpeg
JFIF Version: 1.01   
Resolution Unit: inches   
X Resolution: 72
Y Resolution: 72
Image Width: 600
Image Height: 1065   
Encoding Process: Baseline DCT, Huffman coding
Bits Per Sample: 8
Color Components: 3
Y Cb Cr Sub Sampling: YCbCr4:2:0 (2 2)
Image Size: 600x1065

I'll see if I have any velvet or extra plush throws in the house and try an impression experiment.

Edited by MacCionoadha BeanSidhe, 08 December 2017 - 10:23 AM.

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:44 AM

Impressing the image
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:10 AM

Also, Am I the only one who see a face in the palm print?

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:59 AM

Haha no face for me! The hand is three dimensional, reminds me in black and white of the Shroud of Turin. Turns out the shroud was not as old as thought and painted, but it had a similar 3D look
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 10:52 PM

I actually see a few fun faces.  :)

I'm thinking we aren't going to be able to replicate a detailed hand like we're seeing in Ruann's photo.

If not the real deal... then I guess manipulation would have to be a consideration.
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:11 AM

LOL No I am not seeing the face either :crazy: But I like the image :good:
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:48 AM

View PostMacCionoadha BeanSidhe, on 08 December 2017 - 11:10 AM, said:

Also, Am I the only one who see a face in the palm print?


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Hey Mac did you clear that with SpukiKitty? I think you're taking work away from her assigned job :)

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 11:05 AM

View PostEVP, on 09 December 2017 - 09:48 AM, said:

Hey Mac did you clear that with SpukiKitty? I think you're taking work away from her assigned job :)


Oops! :lol:

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 08:21 PM

I managed a bit of a 3D effect on the thumb side with a velour blanket here. It would help, of course, to have the original blanket to test on so the properties would be the same.

( Light levels adjusted in Photoshop. GPS data removed from EXIF. )



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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:33 PM

Hey Snowlord!  It looks then it was probably the properties of the fabric then, your example has that same look
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 09:57 PM

Closer than the other ones, Showlord. Not seeing the detail as much but I don't think that would be possible without photo manipulation. Well, or it being an actual supernatural hand.

I'll give it a week and see if he'll admit to anything.  ;)

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:46 AM

Hope you don't mind Snowlord but I adjusted the image in PS you submitted to make an attempt for further imitation.

I listened to Jim for once ;) BTW Jim, if it looks really fuzzy, then it has to be paranormal :)

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 12:57 AM

It still seems really fuzzy but well on your way.  :)
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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:06 PM

View PostEVP, on 10 December 2017 - 12:46 AM, said:

... Hope you don't mind Snowlord but I adjusted the image in PS you submitted to make an attempt for further imitation ...


Not at all. Go for it. That is what we are here for.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:56 AM

In most cases I think we need to approach images such as this with a different perspective. We don't need to prove it isn't paranormal, they need to to prove their extraordinary claim. That is how scholarly debate works. If one makes a claim, they need to provide more proof than an anecdotal account and a submitted image. We can't fully duplicate an effect with perfection but some discretion needs to be observed when someone can come close.

Anyone who has worked with pixel level image software realizes the undeniable power of such programs in manipulation.

I don't mean to sour the fun here but I am mostly uncertain there are ways of truly verifying the paranormal through imaging. There has been manipulation since the dawn of the spiritual uprising with William Mumler in the 1860's and now with Photoshop and cellphone apps, rank amateurs can have fun with those who are seriously exploring.

No disrespect to Jim. This board is a sister to GhostStudy which specializes in paranormal image submission. As it is, I have experienced a good number of occasions where events take place but fail to be recorded. I suspect these illusions/hallucinations aren't meant to be recorded by conventional means. I do understand I am only one opinion.  I don't prize myself in being a photographic expert. I do believe it's a plus in understanding basic photographic principles and the the shortcomings in cameras. Please remember, cameras DO NOT see like the human eye. I think that's the biggest failure in judging an image. Knowledge is truly power. Although every opinion is valuable if one take the time to analyze an image and avoiding belief systems to dance with the results, I think our outcome can be exponentially more valuable to the community.

Edited by EVP, 12 December 2017 - 04:24 AM.





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