Hey guys. I hope you are all well?
I am posting this in here until there is enough justification from members to move into the HOAX forum. Also, please forgive the source to which this
post is coming from. I am not interested in the article, but the picture itself in the article.
The Low Down
(Is that what kids say?)
Two school girls aged just 12 years old, have apparently captured a remarkable photograph of Dame Sybil Penn, who was a servant, whilst on a trip to
Hampton Court, UK. Hampton court is notoriously "Haunted", and many stories and sightings have come from the place. There is some back story of about
Penn, however, as I said, this is about the evidence, rather than the story.
The photograph depicts what is clearly a human shaped figure, draped in old black dress with remarkably long hair, standing directly behind one of the
2 school girls on their day out. There is a second picture, supposedly taken straight after the first, showing the school girl facing the camera, in
the same position, but NO ghostly figure behind her. SPOOOOKY.
Now, as always, I am open minded about all these sorts of things, and I have decided to list a FOR and AGAINST below to help deconstruct and decide
whether this is a hoax or not. Please by all means decide for yourselves, but I hope I can spark some sort of friendly discussion on this image. I
shall start with FOR.
FOR a Hoax
1) The Light - As far as I am aware, ghosts cannot conjure up enough energy to become solid objects, so why does the light from above and the natural
light in the room so clearly shine and reflect off the ghost? I.E The hair bun on her head.
2) The Lack of Human Features - They are all so conveniently hidden. No face, no arms or no hands are visible in the shot. God forbid any ankle
anybody gets that 10 points to you).
3) The Sharp Edges - Look closely, around the ghost you will see some very sharp edges, implying this figure could have been cut from one image, and
pasted on another.
Not many reasons for, but all pretty important and substantial to me. Now, the AGAINST the hoax.
AGAINST a Hoax
1) The Age of These Girls - They are 12, and I know some kids that age are super whizzes, but let's be honest, that level of image editing (If that is
what it is) is remarkable. Now, we could easily a mother or father was involved, but keeping to the baseline, the age of these girls implies it would
have been difficult to reach these results
2) The Graining - As a photographer for a tax payer, I feel I have some weight in this comment. The level of distortion and graining on the "Ghost"
and fire place, is exactly the same. This contradicts FOR reason number 4, where I said the image could have been cut out. Again, matching the grain
and distortion in Photoshop is easily possible, but once more, the age of these girls implies that would be hard for them.
3) What are the odds Hampton Court letting 2 12 year olds fake such a thing?
3 reasons for, 3 reasons against a hoax. If this is a hoax, it is a VERY well done in my opinion. However, if it is real, is this the kind of evidence
needed to make EVERYONE believe?
All the best
edit on 25-2-2015 by brace22 because: Spelling.
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