The Truth behind Spirit Photography
You must have heard about the controversial term ‘Spirit Photography’. Spirit photography is the kind of shooting
How Spirit Photography Actually Works?
Genuine spirit photography is still remaining a ‘Mystery’. According to Dale D. Kaczmarek, Spirit photography Analyzer and Author of ‘A Field Guide to Spirit Photography’ and ‘Windy City Ghosts’, a camera sees what we can’t see with our naked eyes. At times a flash of light or fog appears in a photograph that seldom looks like a ghostly figure. Kaczmarek uses electromagnetic field detector to analyze the presence of ghosts where the needle prickles to signify the variation in the electromagnetic field indicating the presence of ghosts.
Secondly, you will find that most spirit photographs come from the past years when the manual cameras were used. Such cameras had long exposure time where the subject had to remain still for a minute or so before the exposure is complete. During that minute a slight movement by the subject originated a ghostly figure like appearance in the photographs.
Image of Mary Todd Lincoln, where the spirit of husband Abraham Lincoln appears. Photo by William H. Mumler
The Controversy behind Spirit Photography
Spirit photography has been a controversial issue till now. Since the mystery behind it is still present people take it as a matter of interest. You will find a huge number of spirit photographs over the web but the majority of them are forged. Popular softwares like Photoshop can add an extra effect to any kind of photograph. As an advantage many photographers use them and promote their images where most of them appear like real. They take it as a medium to earn money since such photographs has huge demand on the market. Meanwhile this subject has been an inspiration for Masayuki Ochiai who directed the movie ‘Shutter’ starring Rachael Taylor and Joshua Jackson late back in 2008.
A still from the movie ‘Shutter’ (2008)
So the conclusion remains that spirit photography is still not proved and don’t enclose any strong evidence. Therefore, most researchers who are studying on this subject proved that a large amount of spirit photographs are fake and photoshopped and does not hold any accuracy. Paranormal matters are really very interesting and due to their unsolved and hidden mysteries they still continue to be a curiosity in minds.
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