Recent investigation in Indianapolis. Investigator sitting on bed was taking pictures into bathroom area where client was seeing shadow person. Myself and another looking at area photo was snapped in, saw shadow emerging from closet area near ceiling as photo flash occurred. We have a second image as well, seen again in the flash and visually. Repeated attempts to capture in a photo failed or to us viewing to be seen again. EVP was captured shortly after in same area. When entity was asked if it was in the closet and then asked if it was there now..it replied simply "were".
Don't know whats up with upload, original is a jpg. I can undoubtedly tell you myself and and another investigator both saw the same shadow in the flash of the camera as what shows in the film. A second such shadow was seen in the next shot as it streamed towards the investigator shooting the the image with her camera. Seven other shoots were directed at the doorway after those two. We witnessed no shadow person nor was one in any of the other shoots. We also have 6 EVP's in this room total and well as a sharp tug at the back of my shirt while I was seated on the bed in the room. When I say sharp, I mean sharp. When asked if the entity was still in the closet..we have an EVP saying "were". I recorder left in the room for 90 minutes with no one present we got a disembodied voice saying..."Oh my God". Three witnesses to the shadow, one personal experience, 6 EVP's, 2 unexplained noises in empty room, and one client being terrorized by a shadow over his bed; all ties together pretty good. I know you were not there, but we were. And we're going back.
Post by lowbattery71 on Jan 29, 2010 22:57:22 GMT -5
While I agree that we weren't there at the time, I've seen this happen in photos before. It's created by the ISO speed setting for the camera (your exif data shows the camera was set on ISO 400 - not incredibly high, a good mid range setting - but it also says the flash fired with a shutter speed of 1/15th of a second. The dark area in the bathroom very well was accentuated because the flash fill was not strong enough at that distance, and the camera, while trying to convert the analog signal to a digital signal over-interpreted that area causing the large shadow. You can see it is the same shape as the area in question, just elongated on all sides. The same shadow is present in the upper right corner where the flash was not able to lighten that part of the room, though not as pronounced.
"Another type of noise is more akin to the 'grain' obtained by using a high ISO film. When we use a higher ISO, we are amplifying the signal we receive from the light photons. Unfortunately, as we amplify the signal, we also amplify the background electrical noise that is present in any electrical system.
In low light, there is not enough light for a proper exposure and the longer we allow the image sensor to collect the weak signal, the more background electrical noise it also collects. In this case the background electrical noise may be higher than the signal."
I'm not discrediting your personal experiences, but I do want to point out that there is, with almost a 99% degree of certainty, a case of digital shadow noise in this shot. Using all the same setting on the camera used and placing the camera in the same area of the room to replicate the shot, I would wager you will get exactly the same results. Have you tried duplicating this shot using the above criteria? Give it a shot and see what happens.