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Hello I was wondering if you know much about religion? My sister took this picture at her friends house and this really creeped us out. I am not sure if this guy is good or bad... He looks like a catholic priest but I don't exactly know. Also I am wondering what time he was from or what type of priest he is. Could you please help us try to explain this or help us find someone who could. Thank you.

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Hello,

  Usually I thank the sender for writing to me at all experts with their concerns.   

  The first thing that I look for when I am asked to look at someone's alleged ghost photo is the EXIF information. Yours is missing, indicating that it has either been deleted via a photo editing program or taken with a cell phone that does not send the photo. As most cells save photos in a .jpeg format, the EXIF info should be there unless deliberately erased or this is not the original copy.

  The next thing that I look for is whether or not there was a reason or cause for the photograph to have been taken in the first place - the logic behind the shot. Was there a reason for your sister to go to her friends house and take a photo of an empty hallway? Hardly worthy of being placed in a decorating magazine, or even instagram for that matter. That is always suspicious.

  Thirdly, while still speaking of logic. I find the question itself rather jejune. The question revolves around the period of the priest (I would estimate in the area of 2015 C.E. around the end of October to be more specific.) Catholic.

  The total lack of excitement over the fact that your sister apparently captured an extremely rare full body apparition is obvious by its absence. On a psychological and logical level, 99.9% of the people who captured such a photo would have a thousand questions regarding ghosts, not a few mundane, lackluster questions regarding its faith and era. That is unless the answer to the authenticity of the ghost is already known.

  Another point, who ever did the cropping and editing needs a lot of practice. The photo looked so fake it was hard to keep my eyes on it as they were rolling to the back of my head whilst my mind was asking, "Why me?", which brings me to my final issue - that being I am not going to suggest others who may be able to help. As a professional courtesy I will not bother others with this nor waste the time of anyone else. You could have saved yourself (and me) a lot of time by reading the advice from the expert prior to writing. http://www.eidolonproject.org/id28.html
Maybe someone from a paranormal forum can "help".

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Greg Pocha,
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Experience

Greg Pocha is the Director of Paranormal & Parapsychological Studies for the Eidolon Project Canada. Mr. Pocha is also a leading authority on 'Spectral Profiling'. He has been actively researching and investigating the paranormal in relation to ghosts, hauntings, paranormal activity, parapsychology, psychical research and other closely related areas as a professional since 1999 although his interest and study of the paranormal goes back nearly a half century. He is one of the founders of 'Eidolon Project Canada', an organization that researchs and investigates hauntings at no cost to their clients. Besides studying the subjects that most people consider 'paranormal', Greg also studies subjects such as Near Death Experiences, and other scientific areas. Greg has instructed the Paranormal Studies course for Edmonton Public School's Adult Continuing Education department. He has also given seminars for Edmonton Public Libraries programs. Greg continues adding to his knowledge through study and his continued active involvement in research and investigations of hauntings throughout his home province of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Pocha has been called in to offer his expertise and assist in independent investigations. His input and opinions are sought after and respected.



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Greg is currently in the working stages of his first book, "BEYOND: Recognition {Ghosts, Hauntings and Spectral Profiling}". Note: This is an actual book, not a vanity published e-book.

Education/Credentials

Outside of practical hands-on experience and field work for over a decade, Greg owns a private reference library approaching 1,000 books dealing with the paranormal, ghosts, hauntings, parapsychology, physics, medical and other related subject. Here is a subject sampling of this extensive library:GHOSTS - HAUNTINGS - POLTERGEIST - CLASSICAL & QUANTUM THEORY - ENCYCLOPEDIAS / DICTIONARIES / ANTHOLOGIES on PARANORMAL STUDIES - TEXTS on PARAPSYCHOLOGY - DEMONOLOGY - CASE STUDIES - INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES - HISTORY / MYTHOLOGY of GHOSTS - THANATOLOGY - NEAR DEATH STUDIES - HOSPICE CARE - PSYCHICAL STUDIES - BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY - etc.. Authors include: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Albert Einstein, Stephan Hawking, Paul Davis, Carl Sagan, Allison DuBois, James van Praagh, Derek Achora, John Robert Columbo, Dr.Raymond Moody Jr., Dr.Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Maurice Rawlings, Dr.Melvin Morse, Dr.Janis Amatuzio, Dr. Kenneth Ring, Dr. Jeffrey Long, Harry Price, Hans Holzer, Andrew Lang, Ed & Lorraine Warren, A.Arthur Findlay, Nandor Fudor, Colin Wilson, Plato, DeCarte, Nietzshce, et.al. This ever growing library is available should references need to be made to help in answering your questions. Greg's on-going education in the paranormal and parapsychology fields is unending.



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Due to confidentiality agreements made with our clients guaranteeing their anonymity, I can not list past/current clients. All of our investigations are refered to by case number only. Personal information regarding our clients is privileged.

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