Strange... but true...

by Ed B
(Hamilton, Ohio)

A Shadow Figure

A Shadow Figure

My sister, brother in-law and I were sitting in the dining room of their apartment while my sister was checking out her new camera. She took pic #1 (nothing on first pic), and then just about 30 seconds later she took the second pic. I have no idea what I'm looking at, but my brother in-law says it's just shadows. I say no way it's just shadows.

There has been no paranormal activity in their apartment before or after the pic was taken. This is the first place I've posted the pics. They were taken about a year and a half ago in Trenton, Ohio. If you have any idea what it might be, I would love to hear about it. Thanks for taking the time to look and for your consideration on what it may be.

Ed

Below is Pic #1



Notice how much darker the pic is as well. I'm not sure of the meaning behind it, but it does stand out. This was the first pic taken (seconds before pic #2). We took more, but nothing was there. We no longer have those pics.

Read about shadow beings from the dark side.

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Aug 15, 2011
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Fake
by: Anonymous

Double exposure. You can see where the person's legs are moving as they are walking by.

Aug 14, 2011
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OMG...
by: AcidBerries

Wow that's really scary! That's definitely a ghost. I would bless the house if I were you!

Jul 16, 2011
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Not a fake, but accident
by: Anonymous

Looks like from pic one. There is a blue object at bottom left. Looks to me to be a blue jean skirt. I think that person got up and walked across living room and since the camera was new. Maybe pushed a button to slow down the shutter speed and finger blocked flash. Notice in "GHOST" pic, object is not in left bottom corner anymore and images looks firmly to be a girl with skirt on walking through living room briskly.

Not a skeptic, but a believer. This is just too easy to figure out with logic.

Jul 11, 2011
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Nice Double Exposure, Bro
by: Anonymous

I'll be blunt. The second image is obviously double exposure. My reasoning:

-Legs of your "ghost" are at an angle, just like when someone runs by. That, and the figure is at sideways profile.

-The television's colored gradient is produced when a blank screen is filmed at extended exposure. Try it yourself if you don't believe me, but do it in a well-lit room like the picture.

-An explanation for why the room is darker would be because YOUR EXPOSURE TIME IS EXTENDED. The camera is auto-compensating for the extra light that it's absorbing.

-Though it's slight, there is more blur in the second picture than in the first.

Not sure if it matters, but the blue piece of cloth (blanket? shirt?) at the bottom left of the first image is gone from the second image.

This is all based off of rudimentary common sense and basic knowledge of how a camera works. Come on, people. An angel of death? More like an angel of hoaxes.

Jul 08, 2011
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Demon
by: Lily 1212

Wow you must've been very scared if I were you. I would have moved.:o

Jul 03, 2011
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Hmm
by: Anonymous

Suspicious.

Taken "30 seconds apart". From comparison the photographer and camera were in the EXACT same spot in each photo (without a tripod, near impossible). However, in that time, the chair on the right of the photo was moved significantly - looks like at least a foot or more. In addition, what appears to be a person's leg and foot near the left lower part of the photo (near the table) is no longer in the frame.

I call shenanigans on this one. No flash, fast exposure due to the back-light from the windows... probably what we're seeing is the person who was sitting on the left (at best), a "fake" at worst.

Jun 18, 2011
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Angel
by: Anonymous

It's an angel. You can clearly see one of its wings.

Jun 17, 2011
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Angel
by: Bethany

I agree with everyone else. The shadows that are on the blinds. Look completely like the shadow of wings. Since no activity is present, I think an Angel just came to say hi to you guys. Enjoy have a good day.

Jun 14, 2011
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Hum. .. The Angel of Death
by: Anonymous

I like this idea of the Angel of Death. But perhaps there was problem with the flash. Because if you look at the first picture you provided (the one with the so-called Angel of Death) the chair leg thingy (I'm young, haha) it isn't all shiny-like. So technically, they aren't really with the same technology (and by technology, I mean with or without flash) But that's just a possible suggestion : )

May 28, 2011
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Well...
by: Toren

The first picture is noticeably darker than the first, and, not trying to be a downer or anything, but it looks sort of like the flash on the camera was off and someone was spinning with long hair in the picture.

I do agree, it sort of looks like wings, but I think it's all in a matter of opinion also.

May 02, 2011
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a visit from heaven
by: Anonymous

If there isn't any paranormal activity happening after the photo was taken, good!.. That was an angel.. Yes maybe an angel of death but it does not mean bad.. It's nothing to be scared of because angel of death is a good angel !!!!

What a once in a lifetime experience.. I will treasure that photo forever and not to be scared...

Apr 15, 2011
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One altered pic
by: Anonymous

If this is in fact 2 separate pictures like you claim say it is, how come both pics are of the exact same spot in the room? Not unless the camera was on a sturdy tripod. But you never said it was..

Mar 13, 2011
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Hmm well...
by: Shannon M Williams

There's plenty of possibilities. Notice in the first picture that she uses the flash, in the second picture it's a shadow. Well there's numerous and endless possibilities. And I highly doubt that it is an "angel of death" for if it was, you or a family member would have been haunted or most likely injured or hurt severely in the process of moving in and or living there.

And a djinn? Really? Highly impossible. It could have been a passing by spirit, but then again I am highly skeptical of this picture since it was taken during the day. But then again, anything is possible.

But for my eyes and my mind. It is just a friendly spirit passing by to say hello. Or just a casted shadow from outside from the panel curtain.

Mar 02, 2011
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Angel Of Death
by: Anonymous

That was the angel of death. Notice the wings. And he appears as a black shadow figure.

Feb 28, 2011
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Wooow
by: Anonymous

I think it's a djinn, well a djinn is like a ghost from another dimension of life, but it looks like it's walking very fast and still looking into the camera.

Jan 23, 2011
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My opinion
by: Anonymous

It looks like someone is walking by very quickly in shorts.

Jan 11, 2011
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Not Dark
by: Anonymous

Notice the shapes of wings anyone??? Not all spirits are dark and if there is nothing negative going on I say angel!!

Dec 23, 2010
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Freaky demon
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Wow creeeeeeeeeeeepppppppppppyyyyyyyyyyyy I think it is one scary ghost or maybe a demon ;)

Dec 16, 2010
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Black cloak
by: Anonymous

It looks like some one is wearing a black cloak looking at you

Dec 14, 2010
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Wow
by: Anonymous

It looks as if it is someone turning back by the hair sort of flying out. Most likely a female...

Dec 10, 2010
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The truth
by: Anonymous

Hi every one, well the photo I have seen for me isn't a good evidance, but I want to say that those creators (Ghosts) existe as we existe some of them are good and some are bad can harm badly the human.

I have seen many times ghosts when I was young and at 20 years and 35 years I already tell stories about the ghost farm and when I worked in desertghost thing I want to say avoid places that ghost live in don't try to disturb because they deffend them selves as we deffend our selves, if some one touched by he will be serious sik, I mean montal ill.

Nov 12, 2010
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Re: Mac
by: Anonymous

I think our "friend" Ed summed it all up in his last statement:

"In fact nothing I have seen on this site looks at all real to me."

I don't know why he didn't follow up with, "In fact, I've never seen a ghost photo that was real. There are no such things ghosts." Besides being arrogant and pompous, he's just a troll who hides behind the anonymity of his keyboard. He'd never have the "huevos" to act that way face to face with someone! Unfortunately, web is just crawling w/ his ilk!

Peace and Blessings from Seattle!!

Nov 08, 2010
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wow
by: faith carpenter

This really weird

Oct 24, 2010
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It isn't real
by: Anonymous

If this photo was taken just seconds later then why isn't there a blue triangular shape next to the table on the far left hand side and also the chair isn't in the same place. Which means whoever took this photo did a normal photo then made made some changes, made the room darker put a transparent-ish ripped cloth in front of the lens. This could easily be made just to joke people.

Oct 14, 2010
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What type of camera was used?
by: Believer

I am a huge believer in ghosts and the paranormal, but I was just curious on what type of camera was used to take these photos. If it was a film camera, it could've just been the film itself. A few years ago, before digital cameras were all you could buy, I got a film camera as a birthday present. [Not sure what kind because it is loong gone now.] When I was taking photos with the camera a few came out weird, like yours, only because it was the film I was using. Usually it was the first and second photos taken, and the last two photos that were funny. Always like that. So, it could've just been the film. Other than that, it's a pretty convincing photo if it wasn't a film camera!

Sep 18, 2010
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I know!
by: Anonymous

What if one of you have a demon. You know one that follows you where ever you go, hunts you? But it could be a angel looking after you if you never been hunted before.

Sep 15, 2010
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by: Girl ghost lover

Well even if there is no paranormal activity before or after the pick does not mean there isnt a -->ghostost in the place the ghost just may not want its self to be know.

Sep 05, 2010
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Weird...
by: Jade

I don't believe this is photo shopped, then again I'm not the expert, but why would someone go to so much effort and time to photoshop this and put it on here?

Sep 01, 2010
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Cool
by: DooMRaZor

It looks like something is... kind of sapping the energy from the camera and making the flash weaker.

Aug 12, 2010
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Angel?
by: Anonymous

I think it looks like it could be an angel.

Aug 03, 2010
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Hmmm
by: Elisabetha

This is purely my thoughts, and believe me, I am no skeptic. I have been seeing and talking to spirits since I was a kid. This seems a bit authentic, and I have my own photos that I have not decided to share with the world. Like when I went to prom a few years back and caught the face and body of a boy standing next to me in my photo, but there were no people standing next to me. And upon closer inspection I realized it was a ghost that frequently follows me, a 19 year old boy with shaggy blonde hair and green eyes who hung himself after being one of the first French immigrant to travel to America. He told me that I would love him one day, and idk if he meant him as in a reincarnation, or as in another French man.

I am now 19, and engaged to a 20 year old man from Quebec Canada, and I'm wondering if daerI (the boy) had meant my fiance Benjamin (whom is 100% French Canadian)

Jun 27, 2010
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We think...
by: l and g

Personally I think this could be a dark spirit trying to catch your attention. Has any member of your family died recently who would have any reason to want to contact you. I would recommend trying a seance. You could try lighting some candles and if they flicker try talking to your spirit.

Jun 23, 2010
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I think....
by: Maer

It's possible that there was a flying insect in front of the camera.
I've seen many shadow spirits - not on camera, but in front of me - so I know they are around, I don't know if this is proof of one, but it's interesting.

Jun 13, 2010
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Look Again
by: Anonymous

If in fact this was photo shopped then this person has some major skills. Notice how the faethered edges of the apparition goes over yet you can still see the glass table through it? Photo shopping would of greyed out the table not allowing you to see it through the dark trailing ghostly form!

Jun 01, 2010
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Scary
by: Anonymous

From how I read ghost facts, be careful of those ghosts

May 22, 2010
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Come on!
by: Pearl

Come on folks let's not be so hard on your brothers and sisters. If you are seriously trying to discover the truth then I suggest you look elsewhere, the internet is mostly full of people just wanting to have fun and get alittle spooked...like me!

May 19, 2010
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I know what this is
by: 66Lucif6r

It is actually you or one of your friends, edited in photoshop!

If you try to make a fool out of people, then at least hide the arm!! It looks like a human arm!!

Apr 15, 2010
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Wing Ghost
by: Anonymous

Wow a lot of people are very judemental, I don't know much about photoshop, but I do know that demons, ghost and spirits walk the earth everyday in search of something.

Mar 24, 2010
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These photos are not the same!
by: Amberjack

'Anonymous' said: "It's the same photograph in both shots, you can overlay them in an editor and they are identical."

I did. They are not (read my comments here of July 25 and Jan 11 2009, and Dec 13 2008). I've examined a great many such photos using Photoshop from various websites as well as Brenda's. Ed's photo is one of the few that has convinced me that some kind of anomaly has been captured, for all the reasons which I have previously given on this thread. I for one am not questioning Ed's integrity.

Mar 21, 2010
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by: spanish

U know what I think. I think it is one freaky thing those photo and I reckon the ghost is real

Mar 05, 2010
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Looks like someone spends a bit too much time on Photoshop...
by: Anonymous

It's the same photograph in both shots, you can overlay them in an editor and they are identical.

The second/ghostly pic has been blurred, and upon sharpening, lightening, and "fixing" the contrast, you can see that the "ghost" has been drawn with an Airbrush or something, and the "wing" has been created with the smear tool.

nice fake, but fake.


Feb 15, 2010
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Photo shop...
by: Anonymous

Come on... Had to go the extra mile with the wing tips huh? Lol... Silly people..

Jan 25, 2010
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wiered
by: Anonymous

me and my mates were checking out this picture we are in year 7 that shado could of been static coming from the tv or it could be somthing else

Jan 03, 2010
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i agree
by: Anonymous

I agree with katie i think it is a woman with long flowig hair & a man in front of her.most definatly lovers.!

Dec 28, 2009
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Trust me this is paranormal activity!
by: Katie

Whatever this is, it is a woman with flowing hair! If you look to the right of it you'll notice another figure. It's a man! They were most definitely lovers! This apartment has a story to it, a couple dies at those apartments. I'm not sure it was in that specific apartment but the ghost might be going from 1 room to another. Looking for something. They didn't want to disturb you that's why you had no activity. They are very calm! Trust me I know a lot about ghost You may not believe me. But I can't see ghost.
I read spirit orbs andghostything. If your sister and in-law feel scared, they shouldn't. These are very friendly ghost. I could be "off" a little but I'm fairly sure I can't understand this photo. Thank you for your time!

Dec 19, 2009
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Look
by: Anonymous

If you look at the pic with the shadow, look in towards the floor by the couch and the small table it looks like it has legs, then if you look at the glass door you can't see that it has wings..

Dec 03, 2009
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I am skeptical
by: Rob

While I do not have any idea what would have caused the shadow on the picture I seem a bit skeptic that it is anything paranormal.

If you look at the bottom of the shadow figure you can two shadow lines clearly leading back in the direction of the camera. This kind of makes me think that the shadow is coming from behind the camera.

Secondly the angle of the camera has changed so even though it is a before and after shot being the angle changes it is hard to say that the shadow position hadn't changed. You can call the angle is different because of the wooden chair. While it is both photos and merely hidden in the blur of shadow in the second. In the second photo the TV is clearly being obscured by the top of the chair. This is not the case in the shadow figure photo. So we know the angle clearly must have been moved slighty and it appears from the shadow lines that the light shadow seems to come from the direction of the camera.

If it was a film camera I would be curious to see the negatives of it. See if these pictures were actually sequential in the roll and not just an after image from a photo that did not get exposed correctly.

If the angle stayed the same and the shadow lines at the bottom were not present I would be more convinced but those 2 things make it hard to see as anything paranormal. Just my 2 cents though.

Nov 17, 2009
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These photos as a pair
by: Amberjack

Having previously commented on these two photos myself, the analytical and thoughtful comment by Anonymous is indeed just the sort of thinking that is so helpful with such material. Ed Brown's own reaction to that comment adds still more useful information about the circumstances in which the photos were taken. What makes this pair of photos so intriguing is exactly that: they are a 'pair'. Apparently purely fortuitously, they show a 'during' and an 'after' shot, which in my experience of looking at such material is incredibly rare. In fact, I've only come across it once before, and that as well was fortuitous. And, as here, the 'during' shot which showed the shadow 'event' (for want of a better word!) was never satisfactorally explained. Personally, I still find Ed's first photo one of the most intriguing on Brenda's whole site, and unless a really convincing explanation can be supplied by someone, I still consider it to be one of the best 'captures' of such an event that I have come across anywhere.

Nov 17, 2009
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Best review so far!!
by: Ed Brown

That's a great review!! Let me first rebuttal a couple of things. The pics were, without question, not taken while the camera rested on the table. My sister was sitting at the table and in both photos, she simply raised the camera to her eye and took the shot. She wasn't taking a picture of anything in particular. My brother in-law and I were in the dining room the whole time... We didn't wonder over from the sofa. The legs you see in the bottom left hand corner are from my nephew, He was sitting there while both pics were taken (he was the only one in the living room watching t.v.). He simply readjusted his legs and they couldn't be seen in the second pic. I'm glad to see a "skeptic" (for lack of a better word) who at least puts some thought into an analysis. Thanks for your comment.

Nov 16, 2009
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But Wait- there's more!
by: Anonymous

I know the pics were taken a long time ago, but I just found this site. I noticed that aside from the fuzzy dark image which is centered nicely in the photo, there is also another figure-like shadow to the right of the TV. There is a curious angular shadow below this figure, which makes it look like a shadow from an accidentally superimposed image. (If I assume this is a film camera, where such things like accidental and partial double exposures can occur randomly.) I was curious what she was trying to capture in the frame, as it seems she was focusing on the door frame during a bright sunny day... then it "clicked"-

I also noticed that someone's legs/feet are covered with a blanket on the far left by the coffee table in the first pic, but missing in the second. If the shutter/aperture speeds automatically adjust in this camera, (as in many new and digital cameras) it would have been reset to very small aperture (and therefore slow shutter speed of up to several seconds)to compensate for the brightness of the daylight coming into the lens. She may not have realized that the picture had not finished being taken before this person (you or your brother in law) got up off the couch and walked in front of the camera, adjusting the blanket/robe as they walked and paused just to the right of the frame. This could have left an underexposed (dark) picture with blurry (moving) and figure images, and explain the missing person from the previous pic moments before. With an accidental long exposure like this, its difficult to get clear images without a tripod or steady base, but a table works fine, especially if the camera stays on the table. Your sister moved the camera slightly between pics, but the proximity of the chair back makes it clear that it was resting on the table both times.

Nov 01, 2009
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Sorry
by: sapphire_lion

Brenda I do not mean to step on your toes but why try to have an explanation for everything. Some things are just paranormally explained and sometimes it's best to just say, "look this may be a ghost but don't worry it doesn't mean harm to you or anybody else." I really am not trying to be mean I just want everyone to know the truth. And the truth is not always explainable.

Oct 26, 2009
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It's a fly on the lens
by: Anonymous

It's a fly on the lens

Oct 13, 2009
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by: lisa darkhawk

I simply think mac should stop spazzing. this is an interesting photo. thing about the paranormal is sometimes, alot of it can't be proven, or disproven. some of us have had experiences, we don't need scientific perfect concrete proof. The science is just emerging into the mainstream. soon we will have our undeniable proof, but even if a non vaporous full bodied apparition stood and stared into the eyes of a skeptic, they would dismiss it as light play, or something else. everything can be debunked if you go far enough into skeptic territory.

Oct 07, 2009
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same pic
by: Anonymous

i believe that its the same pic, the second photo looks identical to the first just darkened. however in the 1st pic you can notice a very faint silouette, possibly light???

Sep 14, 2009
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Cat
by: Anonymous

if you look closely at the back sliding glass door it is open I bet the neighbors cat came in and was jumping up on the bed hitting the channel changer which changed the channel to Hallmark Channel because that's the background color for the Walker Texas Ranger intro and at that very instant the picture in question was snapped

Sep 12, 2009
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What it looks like a demon
by: moonlight

Well it looks some demon i saw in a movie and then i seances things and i see it looks like a demon in the pic. If u watch the movie the village then it looks like the monster demon from that movie and it looks scary.

Sep 04, 2009
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Perhaps
by: Derek

The picture looks like a double from another shot. Not sure exactly how to say it. But another photo on the camera was that of a woman whose hair was flailed out, perhaps a shot of her dancing and it impossed onto this shot. It looks to me like the black "wings" is that of someone's hair while swaying her head swinging her hair out.

Yes this could be ghost but you have to toss out all possibilities and eliminate them first. Just my two cents none the less still a wild looking photo

Aug 01, 2009
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Hi Ed
by: Brenda - Webmaster

Hi Everybody

I'm getting caught up after being backlogged for a couple of weeks. I haven't caught up with all of Mac's comments, so don't know the extent of his contributions yet.

However, all rudeness will be edited or deleted.

I am telling you all this because, while everyone has the right to their own opinion here, this is a place for respect. I don't tolerate flames and idiocy found on other sites. Sorry, but I personally despise that stuff.

I hope this messages helps to restore some tranquility to this page.

By the way, I own this site and don't believe all the submissions are true. I always offer my own debunking advice - there have only been a couple I couldn't figure out. There are many other submissions that don't even get accepted.

So it's okay to be critical. I just ask everyone to do it with respect.

Brenda
Webmaster

Jul 26, 2009
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This is what i'll try to do.
by: Ed Brown

First, I would like to thank Amberjack for his/her comments and support. I truly have no idea what this is... but, I know it was there.

Second, I really should apologize to Mac! I guess the good thing about this web site is that we have a place to express our opinion, good or bad! Actually, Thanks Mac for your opinion. I just felt that my he was questioning my honesty and morals. But, lets be honest... I dont think everything i see on here is real either. So, thanks to everyone who comments on this site.

Third, and the reason I'm making this post. I'm going to research and try to find a third party to look my photo over and give their opionion of what it is. I promise to post whatever they say... good or bad!! I really love listening to everyones comments, and i probably shouldnt get upset when someone thinks its fake... But, i cant help it. I was in the room and I saw nothing at all!! I was one of the first people to see the picture on the camera... It has not been altered in any way (i feel like a broken record)!!!

Jul 25, 2009
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Ed's sincerity
by: Amberjack

The comments of 'Mac' on this thread and elsewhere on this site are so pompously dismissive that I suspect that, either he is a stitch-up troll, or that he is so desperately afraid of the unknown that the only way that he can cope with his fear is by dishing out an overdose of negative scepticism.

I wonder how long his "short time in the photo industry" actually was? About twenty minutes? My own professional experience is considerably longer by a few decades, and my two previous comments (Jan 11 and Dec 29) endorse both the authenticity of the photo here and Ed's sincerity. My opinion is unchanged.

Jul 24, 2009
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You must not have been very good at your old job!!!
by: Ed Brown

Mac,

I dont know you or what you USED to do! But, i can say you probably were not very good at it. This photo has NOT been altered in any way!!!

Thanks to everyone else for their opinion.

Jul 21, 2009
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Look Close
by: Mac

Take a very close look at these photos and compare them. Look at the wing apendage and you will really notice that this is a doctored photo. Look at the shape lines of the object in relation to its background. This photo appears to obviously set up in relation to the backgound. The wing and body are positioned just right to give it the perfect contrast for the perfect kind of ghost shot for maximum effect. Notice how the wing area appears to have been given extra exposure for more effect with the blinds. Nice PhotoShop technique **removed**.

Also notice the amount of daylight in each of the photos and ambient room lighting. This was a staged photo.

I worked for a very short time in the photo industry **edited**. I worked much longer in the intelligence community **edited**.

In fact nothing I have seen on this site looks at all real to me.

Jun 20, 2009
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Surf's up
by: Anonymous

i think it looks like Cody Maverick from the peguin movie surfs up.

Jun 11, 2009
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Could be....
by: Anonymous

An angel, but whatever it is appears to be floating in mid-air and the thing sticking out appears to be a sleeve of some sort with tendrals or wispy somethings or other.

Would make me think twice.

Jun 08, 2009
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Paranormal terms
by: Amberjack

I'd like to respond to Garden's comment. I tend to think that we are inclined to interpret these things through our personally-held beliefs. So we call them djinns, or demons, or fallen angels. But these things belong to an order of reality that we are not even close to understanding. I kind of think that even to have a hope of reaching that understanding we need to let go of such preconceptions and try to see them as they simply are (which is difficult enough!), and give them terms which are straight paranormal in context. Not to say that I don't find Garden's comments fascinating, because they offer some interesting details. And as in my first comment on this photo at the end of last year, I still think that this shot of Ed's is one of the best of its kind that I've seen anywhere, and I am convinced of Ed's sincerity.

Jun 07, 2009
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I think I know what this is
by: Garden

This looks like a jinn or djinn. Its a being made of a smokeless fire. You hear about them in the Koran (the Muslim bible if you will). Its where the genie comes from. They can't shape shift and people that i know who see them describe them as a dark shadow with a human form however their actual form is leathery spindly looking (if this makes sense). It is said the djinns refused to bow down to man kind and that a very powerful jinn is actually what Christians call the devil. They seem to be prevalent, some djinns can't be very powerful, old and evil. Think what we call "demonic". But they can't also be kind and harmless toward humans.

Interestingly enough jinns that hang out at and or by cemeteries are called "ghouls". They (djinns) live long but do eventually die.

Jun 01, 2009
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This Is Amazing!
by: Anonymous

I've been looking at these two pictues for about half an hour, I even put the one with the shadow into a photo editing program (PhotoImpression 4)to lighten it up. Some people have commented that the chair on the right hand side isn't in the darker picture, but it is, it's just in too much shadow to be able to be seen. When I made the picture lighter, it showed up.

This truly baffles me! For a lot of pictures, it's easy to say that it could be this or that (and I'm a bit of a sceptic, I always second guess), but this picture is truly different. I don't know much about faking photos (I don't even own Photoshop) but I'm guessing it would take a lot of effort to pull this off. When I brightened up the image, I could actually see the edge of the window as well as the wall through the figure!

What had me really interested was the wing, or what looks like a wing. A previous comment mentioned angels, and I would like to think this would be something like that, instead of something demonic. At any rate, sorry for the super long comment, but this really facinated me!

Apr 18, 2009
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Whoa
by: Anonymous

It looks like something with a wing I don't know. A demon maybe?

Feb 24, 2009
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Vipers
by: kittykat

It look like bigfoot

Feb 14, 2009
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Lol! Giant Anime Child!
by: Violet

Lol! I'm an anime lover (for those of you who don't know, anime is Japanese cartoons) and I swear this looks like a giant anime child! Lol! I find nothing scary about it! It also looks like it was just passing by and doesn't even belong there. Anyway, I totaly love this pic! It so looks like an anime child from my P.O.V!

Jan 30, 2009
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Wow
by: gaurdian angel

LOVE this pic!!! This is my favorite pic. It looks like a angel write were the door is!! If that ever happened to me I would think that would be totally awsome.

Jan 18, 2009
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Angel?
by: Anonymous

It looks more like an angel.

Jan 11, 2009
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It was in the room!
by: Amberjack

Just thought I'd add something to what I said previously which I hope might be helpful. Having looked at this closely in Photoshop (lightness, contrast, color grading, etc.), the chair is there in the dark shot, but the slight difference in angle just means that it's not in front the TV. There is a very telling factor in the red color of the darkened TV screen. If this was just a Photoshop trick, then the screen would be darker, but would not change color. The fact that the color change is there means that the TV screen could only have been darkened by something that was actually in the room passing in front of it. So I'm still convinced of Ed's sincerity and the authenticity of this photo.

Jan 10, 2009
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Please Don't Do That
by: Brenda - Webmaster

Hi Kailey

You're very sweet, but every word you type is capitalized. Don't do that anymore. It's hard to read, sweetpea.

Love,

Brenda
Webmaster

Jan 10, 2009
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Hi
by: Kailey

Yeah for the people who said there isn't a chair in the pic of the shadow your wrong the flash probably didn't get it but its there you just have to open your eyes!!! Anyways the weird thing about this pic is just today my step-father was telling me the time he saw a ghost and that looks like a shadow of what he described... Scary.

Jan 08, 2009
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Really?
by: alice

If you saud that both pics are taken seconds away.. But why is that the 2nd pic have a chair in it?
The first pic doesn't show any shadows of the chair. And I do really think that its altered.

Jan 02, 2009
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Winged Being
by: Leo

I would agreee... Could this pic be altered? of course. It's possible. But what if Ed here submitted this pic genuily. Eliminating a photoshop explanation than this is deftinatly fasinating. I would agree that this picture has not been altered in any way from the details that have been mentionedm (light in front of the TV) also.... its not just a cut and dry pic of the dark being like he just posted it, the being also fills the room with darkness that extends throughout.. That would be an accurate depiction. The wing touch is very nice, and not something one would just add in usually if they were to alter a pic... My opinion, Defnatly real, and very interesting. Thanks for the photo ED. Very cool, and that is good to know that these types of beings will appear and disapear, makes perfect sense. Alot we can't see behind what our mortal eyes allow..

Dec 30, 2008
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This is a real good pic
by: Anonymous

I would think it could have been a woman with long hairand a long dress with a blured face

Dec 29, 2008
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Shadow Being
by: Amberjack

Ed, I've been investigating this specific phenomenon for some time. Having a 'control' shot for a comparison is a great help, and what is caught in the dark shot is, I am convinced, a shadow being. This phenomenon seems to show up inside houses and other buildings which might not necessarily have any other haunt activity. These things seem suddenly to appear and then move on, and look like very dense black shadows, sometimes with a distinguishable human form, and they can move like lightning (yes, I do speak from personal experience!). I find it a particularly compelling detail that the light from the TV is clearly dimmed by this thing moving in front of it. There's a fascinating detail as well in that there appears to be a wing form seen against the glass door, complete with feathers! Five stars.

Dec 13, 2008
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No Way!!!
by: Ed Brown

Their has been NO alteration to this photo. It is nice to see different opions and suggestion on what it may be. But, I swear, Not me or anyone else have touched this photo what so ever. I was there when the photo was taken and i was the second person to see it (two seconds later). I truly dont mean to sound defensive and i feel everyone is entitled to there own opionon, however, This picture has not been altered in ANY way!!

Dec 13, 2008
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Stumped
by: Anonymous

so interesting!!! however, it appears like this picture has been altered... an image inserted in a layer of photoshop, tweaked with a smudge tool, and then opacity decrease, perhaps? i dont mean to be rude, and i am probably wrong... it just looks like a photoshop image i recently saw.

Dec 09, 2008
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Your picture
by: Anonymous

Your picture might have some kind of dark figure.

Dec 07, 2008
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I agree
by: Ed Brown

I couldn't agree more... But, the first pic shows nothing. The figure in the second pic (if you look close) even blocks part of the light from the T.V! Something was there, we couldn't and didn't see it, but it was there. We also didn't notice the difference in the amount of light either. I can't wait to see what people think it is!! Good or Bad, i'm excited to get reactions.

Dec 07, 2008
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2 pics
by: garylee

One shows no shadow in front of the camera.. One does... And yes, it looks a bit odd.. But,.. Without knowing exactly what happened at that precise moment,.. It is too difficult to say. I am not willing to jump up and run out of the room because of one bad picture...

Sorry.

Dec 07, 2008
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Hi Ed!
by: Brenda - Webmaster

Welcome and thank you for your picture. It is certainly intriguing. I'm a bit stumped on this one. The only thing I come up with as a plausible explanation would be some kind of time exposure issue with your camera. But I'm clueless on this one. What do you guys think?

Brenda
Webmaster

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