Photographs that claim to show anything paranormal are very objective (in the eye of the beholder so to speak)
. And more often than not the
photographs offered up for our viewing pleasure are destined to disappoint.
Over the years I have taken 1,000 of photographs at places (private and public)
professing to be 'haunted' ... and nine times out of ten
nothing of interest is captured ... but once in a while something exciting reveals itself. Now, being a born technophobe I am certainly no expert when
it comes to photography and/or photograph analysis.
And I can assure you that the only manipulation carried out on the following examples from both my Private Paranormal Gallery
W.I.S.P.S (Woodwytch Investigations of Supernatural & Paranormal Source) Gallery
is some 'brightening'
and 'colour invertion'
I have not included any 'Orb'
photographs in this collection because whilst I do believe some of the 'orbs' captured in pictures are paranormal
in origin ... it is far to difficult to determine the real thing from waterdrops / insects / dust particles etc ... so we won't waste our time with
them for the purpose of this thread.
Spirit On The Moors (2001) - Olympus 35mm
The following image was taken at our sacred place up on the Wheeldale Moors in North Yorkshire, on Friday 13th September 2001 ... which also happened
to be a Lunar Eclipse ... a very powerful night from a Pagan perspective.
The photograph was taken because I thought I'd seen something flash amongst the bracken on the other side of the beck (stream)
and I simply
wanted to see if the camera picked anything up. These moors are very ancient and everytime I have been up there either alone or with a couple of my
friends (who are also 'Solitary Witches')
to celebrate the Sabbats and Esbats we have always felt an ancestoral energy ... we have even heard
something that sounds like chanting on numerous occasions. But we always put it down to the wind and the water tumbling over rocks in the beck which
always added to the atmosphere. And we never felt alone when we (3 women alone)
were up on the wild moors at daft 'o' clock ... whatever the
weather. But again we had put that down to the dramatic atmosphere of our surroundings and our Pagan Practice.
So imagine my surprise when I had the film developed (yes it was before I went digital)
and saw what (to me)
looks like a transparent
figure (if you look closely you can see the tufts of grass through the figure)
either crouched or sitting beside the beck looking into the
The Spirit Of The Moors - brightened copy
The Spirit Of The Moors - circled
The Spirit Of The Moors - inverted colour
Girl On the Cellar Steps, The Black Swan (2005) - Packard Bell DSC-220
My oldest son used to manage The Black Swan in the market town where we live ... it was built c1536.
I used to help my son out there occasionally and I picked-up on at least 2 resident spirits whilst I was there ... one of which had been experienced
by several other staff and patrons too. I would have to say that one of the most common pieces of phenomena that both I and my son experienced when we
had been in the pub on our own was the rear door opening and slamming shut ... followed by clear and heavy footsteps walking along the back corridor.
On more than a few occasions that I'd heard this it had been so clear that I automatically assumed it was my son coming into the pub ... likewise when
he's heard it he thought it was me.
But just before the owner decided to sell the place I had the opportunity to do a full investigation on my own (before W.I.S.P.S was created)
throughout the entire building which is a veritable warren of corridors and passageways. I have to say I was a little disappointed that nothing really
occured or was captured (maybe it was just too big for one person to investigate)
... apart from a single picture that was taken in the cellar
of the pub.
The original picture was simply a black screen but when I brightened the image and instead of making it black and white I altered it to sepia tones it
showed what I percieve as a young woman with blonde hair tied back in a ponytail ... wearing 40's - 50's style clothes (open cardigan with a white
blouse under / wide belt / skirt below the knee)
the girl (to me at least)
appears to have her right arm against the wall to steady herself
as she comes down the last few steps into the cellar. The only light source in the cellar itself was a single bare lightbulb just out of shot to the
left of the picture.
Girl On The Cellar Steps - sepia copy
Girl On The Cellar Steps - circled
Girl On The Cellar Steps - inverted colour
The Red Eyes Case (2010) - Samsung D1070
As some of you will be aware The Red Eyes Case
is the most infamous case to date that me and my W.I.S.P.S
team have had to deal with.
For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about but would like to catch-up on the details ... they can be found in the two threads that I
made about the case as it was unfolding;
Demon Identification Help Required
The Messenger - Dirken Ridge - Update Of The 'Demon Identification (Red Eyes) Case'
Nothing was ever captured on camera during the first part of this investigation ... but when it started to emerge again (in a different guise)
we captured a very interesting photograph on the upstairs landing of House #1
which seemed to be the center for most of the activity. Initially
we took a photograph of the upstairs landing with the lights on (for perspective)
The Red Eyes Case (upstairs landing) - lights on
The rest of the photographs in this group were all taken with all the house lights off and not using the flash on the camera;
The Red Eyes Case (upstairs landing with Girl #1 by the bedroom door) - no lights / no camera flash
Not more than a couple of minutes later we took another shot of the upstairs landing under the same conditions ... the only difference in this one was
was not standing in shot;
The Red Eyes Case (upstairs landing 'Red Eyes' & Light Anomoly) - no lights / no camera flash
The Red Eyes Case (upstairs landing 'Red Eyes' & Light Anomoly) - circled
The Red Eyes Case (upstairs landing 'Red Eyes' & Light Anomoly) - inverted colour
Eventually the case was brought to a close and after much help and input from the members of ATS
on the threads linked above ... myself and the
girls decided to use a very powerful ... very ancient Binding & Banishing Ritual to finally be rid of the Red Eyes entity after more
than a year of activity that had effected 2 families ... and to a lesser degree myself and the W.I.S.P.S
During the ritual we had called on Pan (masculine)
and Hecate (feminine)
influences to assist and protect us during the ritual ... and
because we are used to working together as Pagan we were able to invoke some very powerful energy ... and we really did feel empowered and protected
against this very negative entity.
As is normal practice during both investigations and rituals Phenex (one of the team)
was in charge of taking random photographs. We have
discovered that it is wise to take at least two images in close succession (for comparrison purposes)
and whenever possible a daylight shot
. So even though we may not physically see anything Phenex aims and shoots the camera randomly throughout and later we check
to see if anything was captured.
The following morning ... after an extremely successful ritual I received a very excited phonecall from Phenex about one of the pictures she'd
The Red Eyes Banishing - daylight shot
The Red Eyes Banishing - original unbrightened copy
The Red Eyes Banishing - brightened #1
The Red Eyes Banishing - brightened #2
The Red Eyes Banishing - inverted colour
Ok, these are my personal favourite captures ... and whilst I cannot say with 100% certainty that they hold paranormal content ... I'm sure you'll
agree they are defintely interesting.
I'd love to hear your opinions and suggestions ... and do feel free to ask any questions that you might have about the pictures ... although I have to
add that these are the only copies I have access to now but if anyone is clever enough and has the knowhow to analyse the pics please feel free to do
One rule on my threads keep it civil or keep it quiet.
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