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Ghostly cell phone image creates buzz

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posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 10:26 PM
I try to NEVER be hasty in my personal conclusions. That is not to say I am never wrong.

I don't have access to Photoshop @ home right now, but based on the images provided and by blowing up browser and screen resolution, it is my belief the image is fake.

#1 It is inconsistent in my mind that "Ghosts" wear clothes.

#2 Nor do I believe a real living person is standing behind girl.

#3 Moreover, I feel the images were composited. Hence faked.

(Items #1 & #3 are my opinion, case for Item #2 is presented below.)

Here is a GREAT article on fake photos I reference often. Specular highlights in the eyes are generally a dead giveaway (no pun) regarding light-source of subjects. In my opinion, the light source reflections ARE NOT consistent between little girl and "apparition."

Add the fact that Radio stations crave publicity stunts.

[edit on 30-7-2009 by kinda kurious]

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 10:30 PM
The person in the background looks like an older version of the little girl, weird. Maybe the quantum interaction utilized by the cellphone transcends Newtonian laws of time and space affecting the image captured by its camera so that a future image is projected behind the current subject

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 10:42 PM

Originally posted by -NewSense-
The person in the background looks like an older version of the little girl, weird. Maybe the quantum interaction utilized by the cellphone transcends Newtonian laws of time and space affecting the image captured by its camera so that a future image is projected behind the current subject

-NewSense- I think that *YOU* somehow figured out how to utilize quantum interaction to transcend Newtonian laws of space and time because I swear I read your post, verbatim, on the first page of this thread!

That was far more creepy to me than the image in the photo!

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 10:44 PM
Seems to me that there is a mirror in the photo, being held by the older can definitely make out the frame.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 10:47 PM
1. If it is so obviously photoshop, prove it. Do the same thing. You can't, can you?

2. What's all this rubbish about ghosts don't reflect light or whatever. No one knows how ghosts behave.

Just admit it: You just don't know.

Fot my part, I dunno: Who says its not just a normal photo and not a ghost at all? I have to say, that's the most likely explanation, but hey you never know.

posted on Jul, 30 2009 @ 11:08 PM
Alright, I got the photo and was ready to put a pedobear face in place of the grandmothers... But then I noticed the lighting isn't right. The little girls face has over half her face in the whitish light while the grandmothers face only has a the very edge of her face in the whitish light

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:10 AM
very interesting.
she is clearly there in the picture, theres really no evidence of photoshopping.
if there is a being there, it wasnt mal-intentioned. this is amazing if its legitimate.
maybe someone just wanted to get famous on the radio for a while, and made a big deal about it.
i think someone needs to investigate and determine if the woman is alive and in the picture, or deceased.
i think that if it were a family member the mother would recognize it immediately.
i know i could tell my family from a small portion of their face.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:26 AM
reply to post by king9072

I dunno man.
People usually dont take pics with their main subject off to the side.
Looks like it was taken to intentionally fit both people in the frame... and the ghost has a reflection.


Obviously i don't know a ton about ghosts, but I would assume that the reflection in the water, and the reflection of light in the grandma's retina in the OP would put both of these pics in the hoax category.
I mean how can we know that there was no one else there?
I could take a pic of my dad and myself, post it online and say my dad died 2 years ago... I'm sure I could make the front age of ATS too.

Answer to this thread: We dont and will NEVER know! Believe whatever you like.

ps- I do believe in ghosts, and non of that belief has been based on any photos I've seen.

[edit on 31-7-2009 by Odessy]

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:34 AM
reply to post by kinda kurious

I'm studying in the CG field and I would say that the pic is not photshoped.
I say this because it is really hard to place something behind someone and still be able to see them through every little strand of hair.
The only way to do it would be to copy or recreate the hair in front of the object and if this indeed were taken with a cell phone image, well, that would be extremely hard to do.

I think a more plausible explanation would be that an old lady is standing behind the baby and the girl who sent in the image just said she was alone.

just my opinion. I too have been known to be wrong.
Maybe it really is a ghost. who knows.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:35 AM
wow I just got instant hard core chills.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:36 AM
If the pic is for real, that's insane! The 'apparition' hardly looks like an apparition at all - it looks so. . real, as if an actual person was standing behind the girl.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by tallcool1

Sorry. just a relative.


tallcool1: Most Awesome background gif ever. Sorry off topic but I couldn't leave a comment on your profile.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:42 AM
reply to post by Neilc1972

Funny you say that, I was messing with the picture in cs3 and the very thought popped in my head, this little girl is the old woman, This is how I thought of it, The little girl is here now in the present time and that figure is her in the future in the same house.

Its just a thought and probably not probable.

I didn't see any issues with the photo, lighting matched up down to the flash in the eyes when running through filters.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:44 AM
the little girl is looking to the left. the 'ghost' is looking to the right.
this tells me, that the 'ghost' is the woman taking the picture, with a large mirror facing her, behind the girl. the girl is blocking the reflection of the phone (and most of her body).
when you look at it this way, it all lines up perfectly, case closed in my book. i'll admit that it creeped me out first glance.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 01:53 AM
Ok, it's late, I don't have much time here.

But does anyone know the typical shutter speed for a cell phone camera? Couldn't find it quickly doing a google search.

I have been doing research on interdimensional beings and interdimensional travel for a sci-fi story I'm writing. And someone at allexperts dot com told me that we cannot easily see other dimensions residing near our own, or travel to them, because of time. One second of time is what we can easily comprehend. But in reality, one second can be broken down into fractions of a second, down to 100s of a second, thousands of a second, millionths of second, and so forth. And all these parts of a second pass before us as each second ticks by. To us, time flows smoothly. But eventually, breaking a second of time down deeply enough, until I don't know, to its Planck time or trillionths of a second or whatever, it is just parts of time. Parts of time...if one part of time in another dimension can be captured, at the same moment as a part of time in our dimension, both can be viewed...but this would be too fast for the human eye, possibly, I don't know...

Not sure if this makes sense, but there are some people who believe in other universes residing directly upon our own...maybe in another universe, this older woman, the relative of this dear little girl, has not died, but continues to live on...

The photo doesn't seem fake to me, but I'm no expert.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 02:30 AM
So here's what I got... I am no expert, so don't torch me. I work in an extremely old building we have a resident spook that really does the same thing every morning around 2:50. He comes out of the bathrooms walks down the hall, walks down the stairs. (doors do NOT open) To the boiler room. When he moves he's very shadowy but when I catch him in the corner of the bathroom, static, he is as clear as that old lady and he does catch the light of my flashlight. About the pic of the kid, there's somthin weird goin on over the kids right shoulder, imo. One more thing I got the same goose bump type feeling looking at this picture as I do when our friend goes for his walk. I dont get creeped easily but there is something about this picture, I don't know what it is but it does evoke something inside me.

[edit on 31-7-2009 by QuestionItAll]

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 02:38 AM

This picture has been going around the internet for at least 5 months. Its been sent around in chain emails. I thought tons of people had seen this.

Just another internet hoax/urban legend. I got this in a forward ,the email sai it was supposedly taken by a babysitter in the UK not in Rhode Island.


posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 02:43 AM
This picture strikes me as real but the false story. I have never seen a ghost in real life or in any picture of a ghost that resembles anything close to that. I have never seen a ghost with that much life to it. The skin, eyes, cloths, light...

I say the picture is real but the story for it is false.

On the other hand it could be a anomaly from another dimension which somehow threw some phenomena got a great shot on a cell phone shot.

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 02:52 AM
Seems to me 2 photos merged somehow in the phone. NOt sure how deleted memory works in phones but it is possible that all data relating to one photo wasnt erased and when a new photo was taken the 2 datas got mixed somehow. (need a techy for this one i think).

posted on Jul, 31 2009 @ 03:05 AM
remember it makes sense for the dearly departed to watch over their bloodline surely....

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