Ghost On Video

This episode of "Ghost Hunters" on the SyFy Channel contains one of the very best video evidences of a disembodied apparition that one is ever likely to see. I happened to catch this episode in a rerun yesterday and was then surprised to see it watchable for free on Youtube. Dragging the time cursor below the video to about the 40 minute 10 second mark cuts right to the footage. The apparition was filmed in daylight on the edge of a graveyard and is an apparition that had been sighted before by multiple witnesses. The apparition is translucent, distinctly anthropomorphic, and can be seen walking through some trees as it slowly fades out. The moving object software framing on the video camera sees the apparition but the software does not respond by boxing the moving image on the frame which is in itself extraordinary.

The next time someone argues that there is no camera footage of apparitions show them this. There are really profound things happening every once in awhile in these reality TV show researches. This is not just science - it is groundbreaking science.

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amarita's picture
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Interesting, and I'd like to know more about the technical possibilities and how or whether something like this could be faked or produced accidentally. It wasn't filmed in daylight but at night with a full spectrum camera. It's such an indistinct thing that it's hard to know what to think - interesting though.

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The media is not a reflection of reality. Reality TV even less so.

I showed this to my brother-in-law, a camera operator for a bunch of reality TV-shows, and in his opinion the ghost is a post production fake.

IMO, it might as well be real. I have seen stranger things.

If this is creation, I feel misplaced.

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I doubt your brother has a foolproof way of determining whether it is fake or not. I simply have followed that ghost busting crew for years and know them to be very, very honorable. If you just come barging in on the scene and have no foreknowledge of these people then I can see why you might be skeptical. Of course, I am not claiming this is absolute proof, but you don't have a way to analyze it forensically enough to say one way or the other. I am surprised your brother offered an opinion based on a Youtube video. I was perhaps out of line saying this was the kind of footage that would be completely convincing, but there is no such thing actually. The only people I know who are convinced of spirit phenomena have had direct experiences. I have had direct experiences. I know it is real - very real indeed. In my case, there were multiple simultaneous witnesses. It then does not surprise me when others whom I know to be of high ethics come up with film footage. Had I had a camera with me during my two incidents I would have film too. It is not a "stretch" to come up with footage, and there is a lot of good footage on "reality" shows. There is also crap on reality shows. You cannot wholesale write off "reality" TV as if it were some kind of inherently dishonest medium. May I suggest you catch more of the better shows and pay attention for a year or so.

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SOP of UFO phenomena :3

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

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I suppose my main rant on these subjects these days is that "reality TV" is much better than many people assume in analyzing these phenomena. I am always amazed by how many people brandish hardened opinions on these topics without having perused the better reality broadcasting. The ghosty stuff is much more compelling than the UFO stuff because the experiences are much closer up and often there is some rather amazing detail. I recall my first idle forays in ghost busting type shows years ago. I was initially just sort of laughing at what I saw - EVP's and all the rest of it. You can't just bop in and watch a show and think you are entitled to an opinion. You have to get comfortable with what is going on now - the technology, the many instances of its successful use in the field, and the personalities and group dynamics of the investigators, and the startling evidence on both film and sound recording. The experience is a collective of many experiences. A pattern begins to develop in the mind as more and more experiences are compared. Many of these TV crews are much more professional and ethical than might be widely assumed. I do not think that anyone can have an informed opinion on these topics if they have not availed themselves of modern reality TV. This is not a bunch of bikini babe bimbos running an obstacle course on a deserted island for heaven's sakes. This is not a bunch of rednecks cutting capers.

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i grok your evangelism -- it is thanks to that that i have noticed these shows. so thank you :3

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All that lives is holy, life delights in life.

--William Blake