I’m hoping the technical minds here can help me explain a strange anomaly in a photo taken two weeks ago. I’m at a loss myself, but I lack
knowledge in this area. From the threads I've read concerning strange photographs, I’m confident ATS has an expertise base that can readily answer
The scenario: My family and I were in Savannah, GA and went on a ghost tour. I love these things, simply because the paranormal fascinates me.
However, I've never experienced anything overtly paranormal in nature and consider myself quite skeptical.
I digress; back to the ghost tour.
The tour started at 9:00 p.m. and consisted of walking from place to place in the historical district of Savannah. I instructed (okay, demanded) my
husband use his cell phone’s camera and take pics constantly, which he did. This is SOP when we go on one of these tours, and we've never seen
anything on a photo that can’t be explained as a bug or something else.
We stopped to hear a story (which I forget now) and hubs is clicking away with his phone. The way he takes the photos is to hold his thumb on the
button, so that the camera photographs automatically. Snap, snap, snap, snap…like that.
He took these (and several more) while facing across the street to where the tour guide claimed the story took place. The pics were taken in
succession, as previously mentioned. In only one photo did we find anything of interest: a blue light that appears to streak across the top, on a
slightly downward trajectory. The light does not appear in any of the other pics, before or after. He checked the photos while we were listening and
showed me the anomaly, so while we waited to continue the tour we did our best to find a source of the light. So far as we can tell, there wasn't
anything. No blue lights of any kind, the surrounding area was mostly dark, and fairly devoid of any activity. The light didn't reappear again in
the ten minutes or so we were watching.
To add a little clarification, this light was NOT seen by anyone and there were about 25 of us, all looking in the same direction. We only noticed it
after we checked the pics. I, personally, was facing the same direction the entire time and never noticed a thing. After we found the light in the
pic, hubs purposefully took another 30 or so trying to capture it again. He said he could see the light on his phone's screen but could not capture
it again. I was beside him, looking for the blue flash, and never saw it.
Some incidentals that are probably important: the pics were taken without flash, on a Droid phone (if necessary I can find out more info).
I’m posting three pics; the pic immediately before the streak, the streak pic, and the pic taken immediately after. Hubs estimates the time
between each pic was about half a second, but I’m not sure about that.
Any and all suggestions/explanations welcome. Thanks, ATS!