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#1 Jim@GhostStudy

 

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 03:25 PM

I'm looking for some input on this photo

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Hilary writes: This picture that I'm submitting was actually taken in 2003 - Houston Texas. It was supposed to be a joke to my mom since she was on vacation with my sister and I was staying with my aunt. Later on I found out that they weren't able to sell their house because right behind the house, in the forest, was an old landfill from the 1920s. And it was a dumping ground for chemicals.  We're still researching to see if there were any battles or a confederate camp in the area at some point in history. I'm a medium and have been known to attract spirits wherever I go, even when I was younger.  It's very energy draining and I can't even go to hospitals because of how uncomfortable I feel.

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Does anyone have a worthy explanation for the photo?

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 06:25 PM

I'm seeing a human-looking ghost with brown clothing on...  Looks like Confederate colors to me.  Wonder what his purpose is in the photo...
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:06 PM

could it be a smudge on the lens?I'm not seeing the shape of a person,but more a smudge.I could also be wrong too!

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:11 PM

View PostThe_Dead_Shall_Rise_Again, on 27 August 2017 - 07:06 PM, said:

could it be a smudge on the lens?I'm not seeing the shape of a person,but more a smudge.I could also be wrong too!

I'm not seeing a person either. I see the brown fence with a lighter area over it. Looks more like a camera issue.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 07:38 PM

Yeah I get nuthin ... possibly some lens reflection over what appears to be scratches {possibly from a pet?}  in the fence.

No person and certainly nothing suggesting a confederate anything :Picture 562:
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

Agree with the others, looks more like a smudge or camera issue than any kind of Confederate soldier.

Texas didn't have any real battles during the Civil War, though there were about 70,000 soldiers from Texas who fought in other places. I'd be more concerned about toxins from the chemical dumping behind the house than anything to do with spirits.

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:09 PM

Cool.... thanks for everyone's input thus far.  :)

I'll see how it goes and then decide if I invite Hilary over to follow the conversation.

I guess I'm having trouble considering this to be a smudge on the lens with that particular color theme. Do you guys think it could be recreated with similar background material and adding a smudge to the lens? And are you guys suggesting the smudge to be a thumb/fingerprint?
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:22 PM

Could be a smudge, but I am leaning towards glare of some kind
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Posted 27 August 2017 - 08:39 PM

After looking it over more carefully... I can actually see what could be a soldier carrying a wounded friend. If anyone else is seeing that in the image, maybe we could find someone to outline it.  Posted Image  .....just a fun possibility.  .......... :)

Otherwise I see glare making more sense than a smudge on the lens, IMO

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:46 PM

Ye ol' ghostly razzle dazzle.
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 12:15 AM

it looks like light filtering in to the room, or some issue with the printing of the picture to me
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 01:37 AM

You could very well be right, Earthly.  B)

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 05:57 AM

I think it's a reflection of a mirror or somehing like that.something shiney. That "head" is just from the fence. When you look at it without that, you can see a perfect "mirror" shape.

Ow, and when you shine light on brown colours..it turns lighter in green colours.

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 09:00 AM

Essie... I think you and Earthly may be on to something. Light filtering in or reflection of a mirror (or something shiny), both make sense.   :)
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Posted 28 August 2017 - 06:12 PM

I wouldn't think a mirror, as it looks like they are outside. But I can see where it would likely be more reflective than smudge. You can see behind the girls head where the fencing there is lighter, like where the "head" is in the "figure". The white part that could look like a shirt collar is the space between the fence boards. Hard to tell what might be behind the photographer. Maybe light shining off a pool? Given the supplies next to the girls, it looks like they could have a pool nearby. Maybe light reflecting off of the water?

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Posted 29 August 2017 - 01:41 AM

Maybe a reflection from the can under the girls arm.
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:23 AM

View PostTarinya, on 28 August 2017 - 06:12 PM, said:

I wouldn't think a mirror, as it looks like they are outside.

I have had a mirror in my garden in my previous house. :-)
Or..there is a window with a mirror close in the livingroom and the sun reflects on it?
But, the most of us think that it is a relfection of some sort?
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 08:42 AM

I can definitely see a reflection as a possibility, Essie
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 03:42 PM

Technical error. Lens issue.
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Posted 29 August 2017 - 07:51 PM

I can certainly see that as a possibility, Chaps

There's lot's of different considerations on what could have created the anomaly in the photo, that is, if it's not a supernatural being.  :)  

I wish we could have a tech guy from Kodak join the forums. I may have to visit their forums and invite them over here to comment on pics.   ;)
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