posted on Nov, 18 2010 @ 02:49 PM
This is one of the more interesting videos I've seen, however it is proof of nothing. I was disappointed in the "analysis" done by the special
effects expert, which was basically "watched it, couldn't debunk it, couldn't confirm it was paranormal." He did pretty much say he and his
"team" determined it probably wasn't hoaxed through methods they are familiar with, however it appears they just sat around and watched it. This
isn't a real video analysis. I do believe the video is of an actual event, however, was it altered? That is yet to be determined.
One always has to error on the side of logic, and it is much more likely that a child threw a jacket into the tree. This explanation appears to make
the most sense at this point. The observations by other posters noting that people in the video are actually looking at "it" was enough for me to
realize that this video is probably of a real child. Hopefully, there will be more compelling analysis of the video by experts to determine whether it
is paranormal or not.
A word of caution, capturing a video of a paranormal event is one thing. Saying the video is of a ghost is another thing entirely and a leap of faith
I can't readily make. The video could be of Fred Flintstone or a '57 Chevy at this point. There is just as much evidence supporting either premise,
as there is of it being a ghost of a Civil War era child.
My point is there is no "evidence" that this--or any other paranormal picture or video--is of a ghost. Belief is ghosts is a question of faith or
belief. I sincerely feel that people make the jump from paranormal to ghost too readily without recognizing this leap of faith. It is a big, big jump
from saying unexplained to labeling such a phenomena a ghost. Yabba dabba doo!
Bobby Elgee; Sights Unseen Paranormal