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post #1 of 26
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First off, I have to say I am very much the sceptic but the paranormal, ghosts, spirits terrify me I think I`m afraid to believe and try and rationalize every thing.

Second, I have seen a few odd things in this house but not down here in my flat. Other people have seen things / felt things upstairs too and it is an old victorian building so I guess it has some history

So, the thing is I got the replacement lens for my camera the other day after breaking the old one, and I wanted to get some nice pictures of Maisie. In this particular picture she is sitting in what was Kittys chair. The picture before and after this one are crystal clear. There is no lights on or sun shining into the room and I do not smoke.

What do you guys think? I`m just intregued(sp?) as to what caused it.

Anyhoo, here`s the picture...


Here`s another for comparison...
post #2 of 26
Interesting Linny?!. It might be Kitty!

I have some very spooky pictures taken at a castle that we stayed in for my birthday in October. I sent them to an expert who said there was something there, and the castle also confirmed that others had the same experience from the room in question.
post #3 of 26
Lighting or if it's a digital - the software in the camera occasionally will pick up light oddly. I get a lot pictures like this and it's generally a lighting problem.
In any case, posting two comparison pictures from different angles won't prove much. If you want it to pick up more (as far and "ghost" pictures) you should set your camera to take 2-3 photos in rapid succession and not move.
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Interesting Linny?!. It might be Kitty!

I have some very spooky pictures taken at a castle that we stayed in for my birthday in October. I sent them to an expert who said there was something there, and the castle also confirmed that others had the same experience from the room in question.
I know! Thought he might be cross she was in his chair
Was that your pictures with the orbs? I remember seeing those! That is scary!

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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
Lighting or if it's a digital - the software in the camera occasionally will pick up light oddly. I get a lot pictures like this and it's generally a lighting problem.
In any case, posting two comparison pictures from different angles won't prove much. If you want it to pick up more (as far and "ghost" pictures) you should set your camera to take 2-3 photos in rapid succession and not move.
Yeah, it`s so hard to take pictures down here without flash because it`s the basement and the light is bad. I just thought it was interesting. No way i`m going to start ghost hunting down here
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post
Was that your pictures with the orbs? I remember seeing those!
After seeing Maisie holding onto Kitty's ashes i think he would be more than happy to let her have his chair

I don't think i posted the one of my sisters room with the head marks at the top of the bed?. My sister got such a shock when she saw it, we all did.

Let me know if you didn't see it and i'll send you it
post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post
Yeah, it`s so hard to take pictures down here without flash because it`s the basement and the light is bad. I just thought it was interesting. No way i`m going to start ghost hunting down here
I know what you mean. Indoor lighting in general can really mess up pictures - you get to choose between yellow or flash wash out. Unless you have plenty of whiter lights to turn on or windows that won't overly backlight everything.

Don't let stuff creep you out. It will just keep you awake tonight thinking about it.
post #7 of 26
Linny, if you get scared you have my number so just call me anytime!. I'll talk you to sleep
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by strange_wings View Post
I know what you mean. Indoor lighting in general can really mess up pictures - you get to choose between yellow or flash wash out. Unless you have plenty of whiter lights to turn on or windows that won't overly backlight everything.

Don't let stuff creep you out. It will just keep you awake tonight thinking about it.
Exactly! The light is only good down here in the summer. Very frustrating

I`ve done that before, scaring myself silly at night I was watching Most Haunted on the internet before I realised how fake it was I nearly did have to ring someone, it was that scary!

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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Linny, if you get scared you have my number so just call me anytime!. I'll talk you to sleep
Well, you know if your phone goes at silly o`clock, it`s me with the willies

I don`t remember that picture Susan but I`d love to see it!
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by Jaffacake View Post
Well, you know if your phone goes at silly o`clock, it`s me with the willies

I don`t remember that picture Susan but I`d love to see it!
Don't worry, i'll get Rosie to chat to you and you'll soon forget about it

I'll e-mail you that picture
post #10 of 26
If somehow that haze in the pic is Kitty, don't be scared. We are all made of energy and when we go, sometimes there is residual. I have had many "paranormal" experiences. Yes, my hair stands on end, but I realize that usually it's a passed loved one who would NEVER do me harm.

I had a psychic tell me when I walked into a room that my dad was there with me. She had no idea my father had passed. She didn't even know my last name. !!! She said he looks after me.

My boyfriend knows his RB cat is around from time to time, doing things he would have done in life, including jumping on him.
post #11 of 26
I believe that is Kitty's way to show you he is watching you and Maisie
post #12 of 26
Most likely if it's a film camera light leaked into the camera and overexposed the frame.

If it's a digital camera I've seen similar effects when trying to shoot in rapid succession and the camera can't write the file to the storage device fast enough.
post #13 of 26
Hi, was the pic taken in artficial light ? Light bulbs tend to cause this,most light bulbs give off Tungsten light,the orange/yellow an show up in pics if it was taken on an slr. But it's certainly spooky!!
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
Interesting Linny?!. It might be Kitty!

I have some very spooky pictures taken at a castle that we stayed in for my birthday in October. I sent them to an expert who said there was something there, and the castle also confirmed that others had the same experience from the room in question.
Oooh! A spooky castle - where? I need to come back to Great Britain; my daughter's 16 and she's been there twice, LOL!

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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
After seeing Maisie holding onto Kitty's ashes i think he would be more than happy to let her have his chair

I don't think i posted the one of my sisters room with the head marks at the top of the bed?. My sister got such a shock when she saw it, we all did.

Let me know if you didn't see it and i'll send you it
I want to see! was it in another thread? sorry, I'm a pain.
post #15 of 26
It could be your exposure time...it was slightly longer than the second photo. Below is the info for the first photo...

Orientation of image: 1
File change date and time: 2009:01:20 14:25:06
Image input equipment manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION
Image input equipment model: NIKON D50
Software used: Ver.1.00
Exposure time: 1.6
F number: 5.6
Exposure program: 0
Exposure bias: 0
Maximum lens aperture: 5
Metering mode: 5
Light source: 0
Flash: 16
Lens focal length: 55
Sensing method: 2
Custom rendered: 0
Exposure mode: 0
White balance: 0
Digital zoom ratio: 1
Focal length in 35 mm film: 82
Scene capture type: 0
Gain control: 1
Contrast: 0
Saturation: 0
Sharpness: 2
Subject distance range: 0
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
Oooh! A spooky castle - where? I need to come back to Great Britain; my daughter's 16 and she's been there twice, LOL!

I want to see! was it in another thread? sorry, I'm a pain.
It's a castle not far from where i live called Lumley Castle

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...GB275%26sa%3DN

I posted the pics in the premier lounge, but if your not a member let me know and i'll send you some pictures
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
It's a castle not far from where i live called Lumley Castle

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...GB275%26sa%3DN

I posted the pics in the premier lounge, but if your not a member let me know and i'll send you some pictures
Ooh, that's cool. We didn't get that far north. I think we saw Ludlow castle.

I am a PL member, I'll search for it!
post #18 of 26
I've just googled Ludlow Castle and it looks gorgeous!
post #19 of 26
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
It's a castle not far from where i live called Lumley Castle

http://images.google.co.uk/imgres?im...GB275%26sa%3DN

I posted the pics in the premier lounge, but if your not a member let me know and i'll send you some pictures

OMG I want to see pictures!!!
post #20 of 26
That doesn't seem spooky to me happens quite often on my camera because I take so many pictures. Many things happen randomly that can't be explained in my pictures but I just figure it is because I am not a professional photographer and have no idea about specific angles, lightening, and all of that. And it could be more than user error, cameras sometimes act strange.
I wouldn't worry too much.
post #21 of 26
Cool! I would love to see some pictures too
post #22 of 26
Maybe it's just me, but there's this.. outline/shadow thing that I see when I look at that photo, and it looks like cat ears. (!)



I highlighted it here after futzing with the contrast... not totally accurate but that's roughly where I see it in the original.

Despite my rational inner skeptic, I can't help but think that your beloved Kitty is still with you, watching over you and Maisie.
post #23 of 26
My friend is a paranormal investigator. I'll run the picture by him the next time we work together (he has a day job, too). Not trying to take over your thread, but he has some really interesting voice recordings and pictures, too. I wish I was adept enough with the computer to post some here.
post #24 of 26
Your right, it very definitely looks like cat ears. Gotta tell you thats very comforting to me. I really do believe our guys that passed on stay close to us.
post #25 of 26
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OMG I want to see pictures!!!
I want to see too!!
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by kluchetta View Post
Ooh, that's cool. We didn't get that far north. I think we saw Ludlow castle.
I`m sure Most Haunted did a show there I wouldn`t trust anything they came up with but it must have a spooky reputation if they went there!

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Originally Posted by meowqueensdaddy View Post
Maybe it's just me, but there's this.. outline/shadow thing that I see when I look at that photo, and it looks like cat ears. (!)



I highlighted it here after futzing with the contrast... not totally accurate but that's roughly where I see it in the original.

Despite my rational inner skeptic, I can't help but think that your beloved Kitty is still with you, watching over you and Maisie.
I saw that outline too! Kinda made me think of angel wings

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Originally Posted by nurseangel View Post
My friend is a paranormal investigator. I'll run the picture by him the next time we work together (he has a day job, too). Not trying to take over your thread, but he has some really interesting voice recordings and pictures, too. I wish I was adept enough with the computer to post some here.
Really?! How cool is that! Thanks for showing him, I`d be really interested in what he thinks.

I`m sure it is a coincidence or camera error, it was just weird because it`s the first 'strange' pic my camera has produced and I`ve had it maybe 2 years now

It was shot in natural light but it`s dark down here.

Susn, I`m off to check my e-mail! I really should check them more often
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