We get tons of pictures of ghosts emailed (email@example.com) to us, posted on our Facebook page, and mailed to us. Many people ask us our opinion on the image. They want to know if the unexplainable image they captured is indeed a spirit or something else, like dust, pollen, bugs or just shadows. We would like to debunk the information out there about what is a ghost image and what isn’t. Here are some of the signs of what constitutes a ghostly image and what wouldn’t.
Orbs – Orbs are best to zoom in on. They are often seen as bright, solid spheres. Something to look for with these would be how consistent the light saturation is (unless the picture was taken in the sun). Outside light sources will affect the appearance of the saturation in the orb. Flaring light on the edge of the sphere also indicates an orb. It is best if the orbs are in color, like red, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, white or golden. If there is no pattern, it could be moisture, as water reflects light from a camera flash. If there are spikes or dots in or around the orb when zoomed in on, it is pollen. You will be able to see the insect details when you zoom in if the so called orb is indeed an insect. A really good orb will have a clear face in it without having to zoom in.
Ecto Plasmic Mist - When examining a mist in a photo, look for items to use as markers to determine the size. If the mist is like a fog throughout the room, there is most likely an energy present. If the mist has taken shape, then study the mist for attributes or features and see if the mist has color. If you have two or more photos in the same location with the mist present, check the photos in sequence and determine where the mist is located in regards to the established markers to see if the mist was moving.
Full Manifestations – These are opaque, so you can see through them, and they usually have some detail. Examine the picture for light sources to see if anything is affecting the image. There should be fade portions in the image when viewing it at dark.
Shadow People – This is an image that appears dark in the photo. It does cast a shadow itself. Examine the photo to see if there is a logical reason for the shadow to be there, such as seeing where the surrounding light sources are as compared to where the shadow appears. Study the details of the shadow image and notice if it is opaque.
If you have an image that you question, please email it to Theresa@bulldogtours.com. We will be happy to examine it to see if what you captured was indeed a spirit or something else. We encourage you to take lots of photos on the tours!