Paranormal Phenomena/PHOTO of Slave Quarters


This is a picture taken of Slave Quarters that date back to the 1700-1800's. After looking at photos taken during a tour of the home, we noticed something suspicious in the left window. This image did not show up on any other pics. Could this be something paranormal, or a possible glitch in the camera?

Hello Amanda,

  Thank you for writing me at AllExperts - Paranormal Phenomena. Also thank you for your patience, my group is in it busy season - when you live in a country where one is up to their ears in snow for half the year even the ghosts are vacationing. I was also waiting to hear back from colleagues regarding the photo.

  The conclusion that has been reached is that there is too much in the photo to classify it as a photo of an apparition. That does not mean that it is not. What it means is that there is a great chance that what appears as paranormal is merely a case of pareidolia. That happens when there is a lot of what I refer to as "noise" in the picture, in this case leafs, branches and the shadows that they create.

  The good news is that your photo is as original as they get in terms of not being altered in any way. Edited and altered photos show up as such on our software. Yours is genuine. Another good thing is that you did not use flash as often this can cause false positives due to flair, flash bounce and reflection / refraction. The bad news is that the photo becomes highly pixilated, despite our software and that makes proper analysis of an enlargement difficult at best.

  What this boils down to is that I believe this to be a cased of pareidolia, the mind and eye trying to make sense of chaos. The things that the mind will try most to do with a noisy photo is to make it resemble something familiar to it and that is usually a face or a body shape. This phenomena explains bunnies in clouds and Lincoln on toast.

  Thank you for your patience even though the outcome may have been a bit disappointing.

Take care,
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Greg Pocha is the Director of Parapsychology and Paranormal 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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