posted on Jan, 18 2009 @ 08:45 PM
This is a heritage building in a city park. I go on hikes several nights a week to observe wildlife and often walk past this heritage building which
is located in a large city park. It is used as an administration and meeting place and is not occupied at night except during Canada Day weekend when
commissioners are stationed there to prevent vandalism. It’s an interesting old building so I usually swing my thermal imager over to it when I
On this occasion I noticed something moving in a window. It was about 3am, there were no vehicles in the parking lot and the strangest thing is that
thermal imagers are not able to image through glass. I snapped off these images while the object moved around and eventually disappeared. I then
moved closer to the window but could see nothing further and took the final picture in the sequence.
Now for some technical background. The images where taken over a period of about 2 minutes and 40 seconds. They are in original sequence with no
As I said previously thermal imagers can not see through glass. I know the window is closed because if it was open I would see the temperature of the
room inside. Instead what I see is the temperature of the glass added to the reflection of the extremely cold sky due to the large angle upward that
I am observing from. This makes the window appear black (darker colors mean cold, brighter colors mean warm).
So I don’t know what this is. I haven’t been in this room but I'm guessing because of the features on the outside of the building that the
window isn't far from the floor (Maybe someone with a construction background can confirm or correct). It would make sense then that the object was
about the size of a small child.
I’m not saying this is a ghost, in fact I would wager my money that it isn’t. I can’t imagine a theory where a ghost would radiate thermally.
But I’m without explanation for this.
Now before some of you go assuming that these images are Photoshopped keep in mind that although I can edit these .jpgs the originals have embedded
meta data that contains the temperature of every pixel. The metadata is proprietary to the company that makes the thermal imager and it is likely
that only someone from the company could manipulate it. I am more than happy to provide the original thermograph files and you can generate new jpg
images easily with ThermaCam QuickView which is freeware that translates the temperature data directly into an image. This will also provide
calibrated temperature information for each pixel and other analysis tools.
By the way, for you technical people, the thermal imager used was a FLIR E65 Zoom with a 17mm lens, high temp option, latest mother board revision,
and current NIST certified calibration. If I remember correctly humidity was around 65%.
I’m willing to entertain any theories!!