Vlawde, on 30 November 2017 - 12:23 PM, said:
Spuki, in the two top photos above in the left brownish area, do you see the letters PT? Upper left edge
OH YEAH! I SEE THAT AS CLEAR AS DAY!
Okay; Not a bearded guy! A "PT". That makes more sense!
In regards to your last statement before this one....
Vlawde, on 29 November 2017 - 07:37 PM, said:
....I WROTE THIS A WHILE BACK In a thread concerning debunking the famous "Boothill Ghost" photo....
Like SpukiKitty said in her post under your original post, we do tend to try and rule out natural causes for photos, since there so many things that can be misconstrued as paranormal that are relatively common in photography. When someone post a photo, they are asking for opinions, and you go some good ones IMO. I didn't see anyone be rude or ridicule you. I've been on tons of investigations and have taken a lot of still photos, but haven't felt any showed any spirits, although I did experience some activity and collect some audio and video evidence. I know some may disagree with me, but based on experience, I think photos rarely ever capture a ghost.
When it comes to personal experiences, most of us have had them or we probably wouldn't be here. So feel free to relate your experiences.
It's kind of a bummer when a famous, "true proof" paranormal photo turns out to be bupkus. However, it's a victory for critical thinking. I'm certain there's evidence & proof of "spiritual/paranormal" stuff out there, but it's very rare & probably not going to be super-spectacular "OMG! I PHOTOGRAPHED IT! IT'S SO CLEAR AS DAY!".
I look at it this way. You have three planes of existence, Material/Physical, Mental/Astral & Spiritual/Causal. They exist on a spectrum. All are perfectly normal and fully natural, no "supernatural/woo woo" neccessary. Reality is made up of different planes just as light is made up of different colors.
Now, [Enters METAPHYSICAL SCIENCE THEORY 3000 MODE] Physical best preceives Physical, Astral best preceives Astral & Causal best preceives Causal. However, it works like stairs or ascending levels. Physical can precieve Astral (via daydreaming, imagination, dreams, mind stuff). Likewise, it wouldn't be a stretch to say that one in the Astral might be able to preceive the Causal.
Thus, the best way to precieve the Spiritual is via the mind, not cameras.
Rememember that "Phantom Coal Truck" in another thread? The couple saw a real honest-to-goodness, totally solid, regular coal truck driving down the street. However, when they photographed it, all they got was some weird streaking effect on the photo of an empty street rather than a photo of a big ugly truck. Presuming that the couple aren't pulling our leg or using Photoshop on an empty street photo, all I could say that their minds could clearly preceive the truck but the photo couldn't pick it up. The couple's Astral senses could only pick up the Causal coal truck, not a Physical camera.
In a nutshell, spirits & ghost sighting might be genuine but it's only the mind's eye that allows a person to see it, not cameras.
Genuine, clear, photographic evidence would be EXTREMELY rare or impossible to get.
The best evidence would probably not involve photos, rather it would involve other means be it eyewitness accounts, EMF readings, EVPs, etc. However, even these need to be examined on a case by case basis.
Sadly, we'll probably never find super evidence that would give James Randi and his ilk pause. Also, paranormal research needs it's own scientific method.
Here's that thread....
Edited by SpukiKitty, 30 November 2017 - 12:32 PM.