PLEASE NOTE: Email postings reprinted here are strictly items of a general and/or humorus nature only. Details of any investigatory proceedings, past or present, can not be discussed publicly on this page or elsewhere. I'm sure you understand that many investigations of a paranormal nature can be very personal and emotional, and always require a need for privacy. Thanks RICH
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"I am having a lot of situations happening where lights go on and off, and the TV and my computer keeps acting up....."
Unusual occurances with electrical appliances are not uncommon when paranormal phenomena has been measured. It is important, however, that these events be studied and if possible, confirmed by data from technicians using special sensing equipment such as Electromagnetic Field Detection devices. We must be aware that some appliances will indeed act up without any help from the paranormal. Paranormal events are many times marked by magnetic and static field disturbances. These field disturbances can cause tiny changes in voltages in appliances like computers and TVs, causing many varied indications. Flourescent lights are easily affected by these static voltage and magnetic fields, sometimes glowing without switches even being turned on. RICH
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REGARDING OPINION ON ANOMALOUS PHOTOS
email:...."I keep getting these things in my pictures, can you tell me what they are?" Are they Orbs?
I get a lot of photos from folks asking me for my opinion on the nature of the phenomenon in their photos. Unfortunately, the average photo taker usually has not taken into consideration the most important thing about analyzing paranormal photographs; And that is the issue of documentation.
Usually all I get is a photo, and that's it.
As paranormal investigators, when we are shooting photos or doing any aspect of paranormal study, we always keep a log of our activities, and include details of surrounding conditions. That would include anything and everything which can be seen , heard, felt or determined from any and all sources. Kinds of equipment used, (certain cameras have peculiarities)The weather (temp., humidity, barometric pressures, wind, etc) presence of other people, (other people can even exert psychic influence in some instances, particularly children), lighting conditions, circumstances of movement and shadows, and on and on. We even have recorders running all the time to catch things which may have been missed, and to help establish a time line. Without some detail and documentation, analyzing a photo can sometimes be only just guesswork. Repeatable comparisons are going to give up valuable clues.
Of course, some phenomenon is quite common and repeatable, and in those circumstances one's experience can help to come forth with a quick explanation. But, generally speaking, an investigator is going to back away instinctively from making quick judgements or generalizations based on just viewing a photo without any other info.
The best thing to do with these pics is to use the resources of the Orbs message board to try to find others with similar occurances, and then proceed with a comparison with the owners of other similar pics to try and find repeatable detail and circumstance which may give clues as to the origin of the anomalies in the pics. Personally, I have never captured anything similar to this, but if I do, I will certainly get in touch so we can compare circumstances and detail.
BTW,I use a handle attachment which holds a digital still cam, and a video cam side by side. The vid cam runs all the time and when the flash goes off from the digital, the phenomenon can sometimes be documented from both sources. Rich
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How to get started in Paranormal Investigations
Glad to hear back from you, and still hoping one day you might be able to make a trip to our little town. I am very interested in making an investigation, yet have no idea how to go about it. If it's not too much trouble, when you have time, would you mind sending me a basic list of equipment I should purchase, possible software needed, and maybe a little advice as to how I should perform the investigation? Any advice from a professional such as you would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, Sincerely, Christopher A. Gerbig
Reply from Rich:
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