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Originally posted by JustSlowlyBackAway
reply to post by Pressthebutton
First, let me say this - a camera is a tool that measures specific things. It can detect and record light, and color. It can only show what objects are either physically reflecting light, or emitting light. It cannot detect ghosts unless they do one of those two things. Common digital cameras measure light in the range close to human vision.
If this man appeared on the image, then he would have had to be visible to the naked eye as well. There is simply no magic ghost trick that can manipulate the CCD or CMOS to fool it to 'paint' a magical image where nothing was visible to the eye. Not that the OP was implying this.
I don't doubt the OP, but I am curious what he looks like. OP, do you resemble in any way the man in the image? What were you wearing that day? Do you remember? I wondered if the reason that the man wasn't noticed was that it was you walking by, and your grandma knew you were around, so she didn't pay much attention. When the image was downloaded, she saw this person. It is very blurry and not all that recognizable, so was confusing?
If you in no way bear any resemblance to this man, then that theory is useless.
I've looked at a lot of so-called ghost pictures, and I have seen only a few where I felt there was something there that might possibly be paranormal. In none of those images was there a human looking apparition. They were either black swirling masses or moving balls of light. Not that I have seen everything, mind you, but this is an interest of mine. I taught photography for years, and enjoy the puzzle of figuring out what these things are. I am not a skeptic of all things paranormal. Thrust me.
Even with the backstory here you gave of no one else being in the house, I have to say I'm going with this being the picture of a real person. Color, solidity, and the blurred backlighting all tell a tale of it being a flesh and blood person there.
Originally posted by Thunda
I think we have gone as far as we can with "maybe it was someone else in the house". If OP says there was no-one else there, then we have to take them at their word if we want to contribute to the thread.
Ive got to say, there is something quite odd about the photo when you study it. I think the 'thin neck' is due to the strong light and the blurriness, but the proportions of the figure just seem wrong in relation to where he appears to be in the room. Theres just something 'off' about it. I wish I could be more specific, and I should be able to, as I am qualified to discuss digital imaging, but its more a feeling than anything else. When I first glanced at the picture, I thought 'meh- nothing to it', but the more I look.....
I personally have never seen a ghost, but I have spoken to several people who I trust who have, and one in particular claims to have seen someone so solid and realistic that he actually stepped out of the way to let them pass, only for them to vanish as they passed him. It was in broad daylight (although in a building) and he said they looked 'as real as you or me'.
Couple of other things- I live in Scotland, and his clothes do look like those of a priest (in summer), but that thing round his neck seems to stand out as 'out of place'. The other thing- it almost seems as if he is turning to look towards the camera, as though he has just become aware of something there- time slip? (might just be me, though.Lol)
Anyway, interesting post- will be following. S&F.
Originally posted by flexy123
Let me get this straight..
YOUR DAD WAS ON A BUSINESS TRIP....
Your mom shot a few pics, and it happens one of the pics shows an "unknown" man. Which, by the way, looks very natural to me, also where and how he stands. NOTHING in the picture looks paranormal to me.
Maybe you should start questioning your MOM..because she knows who this guy is...alternatively, keep believing her story how a "ghost" magically appeared on an image..if this makes you feel better.
edit on 24-7-2012 by flexy123 because: (no reason given)