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What is this?

Post by Tekedon » Jan 27th, 2013, 22:59

Me and my wife are prepearing to move, did a lot of work today. She snapped a few photos to send to her parents to show how much work has been done.. this showed up in one of the photos.. might be a reflection.. might not.. looks a bit strange though.. too much detail in it.. tried to recreate it but we had no success.. Looked up some pictures on google of orbs, and found photos with exactly the same apparition.

This is our pic:
http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a ... 4443_n.jpg

Pic from google showing the same thing:
http://www.google.se/imgres?um=1&hl=en& ... x=53&ty=64

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Re: What is this?

Post by MoonStalkeR » Jan 28th, 2013, 01:05

This is the same apartment with the audible disturbances, right?
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Re: What is this?

Post by Panoptic Blur » Jan 28th, 2013, 04:05

My guess would be an internal reflection (or less likely, a refraction) from a lens artifact within the camera itself.

What sort of camera was the photographer using? A camera on a cell phone or a high-end camera?
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Re: What is this?

Post by Hendricks266 » Jan 28th, 2013, 04:25

Probably dust particles caught in the flash. Audible disturbances are likely either old building materials creaking (pipes, wood) or some manifestation of infrasound.

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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedolon » Jan 28th, 2013, 05:06

Dust particle being too close so the camera can't focus on it and it becomes blurred, similarly how drops of water may appear on a lens of a camera (or even your eye).

If you want to enter the paranormal zone, those things are called "orbs".
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Re: What is this?

Post by Umnir » Jan 28th, 2013, 05:36

It's ghost! Eveybody daun nau!! GET TO DA CHOPPA!!
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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedalus » Jan 28th, 2013, 07:28

You're all wrong. It's clearly a phantasm.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Tekedon » Jan 28th, 2013, 09:27

"This is the same apartment with the audible disturbances, right?"

Correct! Allthough things have been very very calm for a long time from my side. When I first had experiences I suffered from an anxiety disorder, that might be a reason why I was hearing stuff/seeing things. Think someone mentioned that my brain was tired and I'm guessing that was exactly what it was. Only strange thing I have experienced was the day after the wedding, all the doors in the appartment were suddenly fully opened when we woke up that morning.

My wife is a lot more open though to the "spiritual world". But she doesn't want to be. :P She experiences that someone keeps telling her words in finnish (her grandma was finnish, but only spoke swedish in life) Sometimes she tries to tell me what words she were told.. this doesn't happen that often, but from time to time.. funniest one was when she got "shitting problem" in finnish, even I didn't know that one, had to look it up. XD another funny one was "lauantai makkara", a popular kind of sausage in finland usually put on bread. Transaltion would be "saturday sausage".
Need to say that my wife doesn't even know a single word of finnish other than "perkele, vittu, terve" :D

now for the most interesting stuff.. not too long ago she got a urinalinfection that went all the way up to her kidneys.. before she even knew she had this she was told she needed antibiotics in finnish.

And another one was that she was told the car needed to be taken in, and about insurance and so on... think one of the words was "kasko" few days later we noticed the brake didn't work as it should.

I'm not a believer anymore to the same degree I was.. but I'm not debunking this either, since I know that some people are more open to this stuff. And she's my wife dammit XD lol.

Regaring the picture,
Yeah probably just dust or reflection, looked interesting though.. looks like a little dust particle with a smaller ring inside and a grainy texture.. and I've never seen dust with this kind of texture.

"What sort of camera was the photographer using? A camera on a cell phone or a high-end camera?"

It was a cellphone camera, might be the reason. But had no luck with trying to recreate this. Tried with my samsung galaxy s3 camera too but no luck with that either.
Another interesting note, the spot where this "orb" is present in the picture is the exact spot where shadows have been seen..

And not too long ago she had a friend over while I was at work, she also saw the shadow sweeping by in the same spot and in another spot in the hallway where shadows have been noticed. She asked her what the hell that was and got pretty freeked out XD.

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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedalus » Jan 28th, 2013, 09:50

Thanks again for your detailed story, Tekedon. (Posty not so secretly loves this stuff)

If you want to recreate the effect, try this:

Take an old mat and leave it in an environment where it will pick up a lot of dust. After some time, place the carpet in a place with good lighting. Stamp on the carpet for a few seconds and then take a picture quickly. This phenomenon will be recreated spectacularly.

Nothing paranormal at all to see here, sadly.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedolon » Jan 28th, 2013, 13:23

Daedalus wrote:Nothing paranormal at all to see here, sadly.
Except you actually posting.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedalus » Jan 28th, 2013, 13:30

Ooh, burn.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedalus » Jan 28th, 2013, 13:37

P.S.

J, did you finally decide to surrender MSN use? The (admittedly scarce) times I've been on recently have had a glaring absentee - you!

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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedolon » Jan 28th, 2013, 13:43

It kept disconnecting me all the time and it's dying anyway so I guess they don't want me to use it. I'm on our IRC channel almost 24/7 though.

Trying to devise other kinds of methods of connectivity, I guess we're moving to Skype next? Let me know what you're up to in the IM field.
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Re: What is this?

Post by Daedalus » Jan 29th, 2013, 07:39

Yeah, I think I read somewhere that they were retiring MSN in favour of Skype. Not 100% sure on that, though.

Still need to download the stupid thing.
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Blood + Focus = Love · Faith is the key · Heretics and traitors cannot stand before us · Some games are self-perpetuating - Blood requires conscientious communal effort to survive · We are the last line · Ask not for whom the main menu animates · Blood's promotion and survival - all other gaming considerations are secondary · More than just a game · Need a hint? · Make a stand

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Re: What is this?

Post by Umnir » Jan 29th, 2013, 08:32

I tried skype, and it said all my contacts were there, but there was only one. I decided to delete both. Good riddance.
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