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The Brutal Truth About Orbs

On our page about cameras, we mentioned that there are two basic body types of camera construction : the all-inclusive box design created by the introduction in 1900 of the first Brownie camera from Kodak, followed by the SLR (single lens reflex) design by Nikon in 1948 with a design for looking specifically through the lens, which introduced new technology for better focusing and aperture control in photography. Then, in 1991, Leaf introduced the world’s first digital camera call the ‘Brick.’ Leaf was a small company later purchased by Kodak , and once again, it was a “box” design, although thinner, sleeker, and easier to carry. The technology of digital wizardry includes a different methodology for recording an image in what is actually a series of dots (called pixels), not much different from the methodology in which photographs are printed in newspapers, or a television displays an image on a […]

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The Sangre de Cristo Lights

Beginning on January 20th, I started photographing the lights we see over the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) mountain range east of our house. Doing some research on several Internet mapping pages, this object is approximately 15 miles from us as the crow flies. We have also overlaid images taken of this light on top of a daytime image of the exact same location which shows the size of the main light to be quite large in relationship to the mountain and surrounding terrain. My best guess at this time is that the main light we see is easily 50-100 yards in length. This is purely speculation at this point based on the overlays mentioned above and will require more research. Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel XTI DSLR with a 300mm lens, tripod and shutter release cable. The settings on the camera were as follows: F/4.5, ISO 400, manual […]

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UFO Sighting – 12.24.2013

Exactly one week after my last sighting I was fortunate enough to witness another one in the New Mexico sky. This time I had a witness as Jari was also present. Just prior to this sighting, there were numerous unexplained events that took place inside the house. As we stepped outside to discuss what had just taken place, we looked up at the sky and saw what we assumed were the only two visible stars in the sky at the time. Venus was also still visible on the horizon to the west as we faced south. As we stared at these two stars, the one on the top suddenly did what would best be described as some type of power-up. It suddenly got extremely bright then disappeared in about one second. As with the previous sighting we didn’t have any recording equipment on us but in this case I don’t […]

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UFO Sighting – 12.17.2013

My most recent sighting of something unusual in the sky took place yesterday on December 17, 2013. When I arrived back home I created an animation of what I experienced. This short animation is about 98% accurate to describe what I experienced. There is one minor difference that I will detail below. The weather conditions were near perfect as the sky was a brilliant blue with no visible clouds. The object was very similar to what I saw on several occasions in Illinois with the only difference being the lack of what appeared to be a single headlight in the center of the objects seen in the Midwest. This object did not have a visible light of any kind. The images (3 in total) were created in Photoshop to recreate as closely as possible what I experienced. I then used an online animated GIF creator to transform the three images […]

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Is Infrared Light a Problem?

For nearly 3 years now I’ve believed that the standard lighting used by most paranormal researchers is actually preventing individuals from capturing spirits on video. Being able to see into the infrared is beneficial, however the current implementation seems to be somewhat of a problem. I also do not believe this is the primary range of the light spectrum where spirits most often reside. While many researchers may resist implementing the following methods based on the investment they have already made in infrared lighting and equipment, if you are just getting started or looking to upgrade your equipment, you may find the information below beneficial. Before getting into specifics as to why I believe the most often used equipment may actually be detrimental to capturing spirits, let’s take a look at the range on the light spectrum that I personally feel may be the most beneficial when attempting to record […]

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The Orb Myth

I’m sorry I don’t have an orb photo of my own to use on this article but the truth is I’ve never taken one. This one is really straight forward. We’ve all seen the photos showing supposed orbs posted by countless paranormal groups as evidence of the presence of spirit activity. Most investigators should know by now that these photos contain nothing more than dust, moisture, pollen, pet dander or insects reflecting off a camera flash. Why they continue to be posted as evidence is simple: Anyone can get these photos. It’s the low-hanging fruit that is easy to insert in place of actual evidence. It’s how many groups justify not only the reason they should be investigating your place but also proof that you made a wise choice in selecting them to do so. You have ghosts. According to some of their photos, you have hundreds of ghosts, all […]

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Is Time of Day Relevant?

I previously wrote about why most research is conducted in the middle of the night. The main reasons center around the lack of light and sound. Creating an atmosphere where there is no light to cast shadows and less ambient noise to contaminate audio is ideal to eliminate as many possibilities for what you see and hear as possible. The purpose of this article is to show that spirits are able to communicate with us and don’t just come out to play at night. In order to reduce noise I conducted most of the research inside a vehicle parked at a cemetery I had visited previously. The idea was to show that spirit communication was possible at any hour, however attempts to eliminate noise (and light if possible) should still be taken. I conducted three consecutive visits to the cemetery. One in the daytime, another in the daytime approximately two […]

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2012 Portland Ghosts 2nd Anniversary Videos

The following are two videos I made in 2012 for the 2nd Anniversary of Portland Ghosts, my original research project. Videos were shot in Portland, Oregon – Vancouver, Washington – Scappoose, Oregon – St. Helens, Oregon – Rock Falls, Illinois and Moline, Illinois

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EVP 101

I had been toying with the idea of posting something in regards to EVP’s when I was informed that my friend Michael had posted similar information on his site. Michael is a fantastic person and has been doing this a lot longer than I have. My intention is for this post to simply add to the valuable information Michael provided as well as giving a slightly different perspective from another researcher’s point of view. By combining both, there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to capture some incredible EVP’s in the very near future. I guess I will start with something that I get asked a lot. “Should I do EVP sessions in my own home?” In my case I have no problem with this. A lot of people seem to think by doing an EVP session in their own home they are inviting spirits or ghosts into their space. […]

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The Ghost Perspective – Part III

This is the third installment of this topic because as I continue to research it, I keep finding more information that either backs up my theory or modifies it slightly. One of the main points I made in the past is that ghosts do not see us clearly but instead see a somewhat distorted view of us. Having looked into subjects such as other dimensions, space time and string theory, I am convinced now more than ever that we are viewed by the spirit world from a perspective of distortion. If you spend any time at all researching string theory and other dimensions, one of the first things you will notice is that your brain starts to hurt. In order to grasp any concept of it at all, you need to do your very best to simplify it as much as possible or you will go cross-eyed in minutes. Assuming […]