posted on Sep, 17 2005 @ 08:44 AM
To me there is one possible mundane explanation that comes to mind. That is that the ectoplasm is actually small particles of snow being blown around.
Was it very windy when the picture was taken?
Have a little bit to add to the theory. But first I'd like to point out that in the close-up, just to the right of the main apparition there is an
ordinary looking "dust/water" orb, which is a good sign that moisture is at work.
The guy's hair is not blowing so it is probably not VERY windy (although living in Canada I am very familiar with snow, and it does not take hardly
anything at all to blow it around, depending on the temperature and how it is laying.)
My theory is the magical force of.... evapouration
. Looks like a rather sunny day. Snow tends to melt a bit in direct sunlight, even if it feels
very cold outside. The combination of heat of the sun evapourating the snow and the cold air can cause a mist or fog to appear.
Theory # 2... your brother looks like a bit of a smoker (sorry to stereotype). If he smokes, did he happen to have one and throw it down into the snow
just before this picture?
If anything, there are some freaky looking faces in that window just above his head. Looks like two heads/skulls caused by a combination of lights and
reflections inside. Zoom in 2x and invert it to see them a bit better.
the snow seems to be brighter than the surrounding snow, possibly indicating a greater concentration of light, which could be reflected back to
the camera lense.
Ah thanks... I almost missed this. Due to the lighting up of the snow, glare on your brother and the door behind him, I can pretty safely say that you
were using a flash when you took the picture. This tends to increase the chances of catching a weird reflection in the picture by 1000%. Moisture
loves reflecting light. I have yet to see a ghost or orb picture yet that a flash was not used.
[edit on 17-9-2005 by Yarcofin]