Paranormal Phenomena/handprints


A Friend of mine woke this morning to find a small handprint on an outside table.
The handprint looked as if it was deliberately placed and the size of a small child, maybe 4-6 years of age.
There are no small children in the house.  The access to the backyard is locked at all times.  The owners of the house were outside last evening in this area until after dark.
There have been apparitions seen in the house by more than one person but no other activity.
We are looking for a meaning, if there is one, to the handprint.
Your assistance is appreciated.

Hello Inga,

  Thank you for writing to me at All Experts / Paranormal Phenomena. This is a bit difficult to answer as I was not witness to the hand print, nor do I have a photo to work off of, but I'll do my best. As for "meaning" of the phenomena, that is impossible to figure out short of pure speculation.

  There is a chance that the table was leaned on by an adult with the hand in a clenched position. because of your inquiry I have just dusted flour on my counter top and placed my loose fist in the flour and then placed my hand on a dark surface. I had some females with a smaller hand do the same. The results are a very convincing hand print that is child size. All things considered, I would consider this as the most reasonable explanation despite the indication that apparitions have been seen in the property. Assuming that we now know the cause of the print, we should figure out how it was made. it could br be because the hand was damp and removed surface dust, or because there was lotion, bug spray, or normal skin oils left upon the table surface. It would not take much pressure or time to leave behind a print unaware of the fact. I would chalk this up as a coincidence - or as the song says, "It was just one of those things...."

  Inga,I would not concern yourself with this matter much. If there is no activity I see no sense in making an issue of this and take the chance of opening up a problem. If the ghosts in the home are benign and content there is no need to disturb them. However, should the situation change do not hesitate to let me know.

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