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How to make a legit Ghost photo/video


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#1    Brian Topp

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:08 PM

So you want to know how to catch a ghost huh?

WELCOME TO THE THUNDERDOME!

1. When taking pictures, always turn flash off, also move your camera around while taking photos.
2. Have people move around in the room, jump up and down, kick the ground, shake pillows or blankets, take photos with the flash is on while doing this. This catches orbs.
3. Use voice recorders and tamper with the speed of the recording. Once you altered the file to make a noise, make sure you tell people what you hear!
4. When video recording, always point the camera away from the ghost and always, always run away when we get a very brief glance.
5. alter photos or paintings and claim they are ghosts.
6. if some one smoking, take a photo, that might be a ghost. Remember to tell every one no one was smoking.
7. When video editing, always edit out all the boring bits, including what happens after you see the ghost.
8. Ghosts like turning the power on and off and use string to move objects.
9. Do not bother with research on why it's haunted, use your mind eye to imagine a story.
10. Things falling over in the dark is always a ghost! gravity and vibrations do not have any thing to do with it.
11. Ghosts only take to real ghost hunters or self declared physics. For ghost hunters you need your team logo on your head and jacket.


You caught a ghost now what?
1. Post it on every paranormal forum you can either argue your claims with people who use these useless tools like commonsense and rationalism or you can just post once and vanish.
2. Declare you have divine powers in your posts because doing so makes the evidence more legitimate.
3. always type with out any paragraphs and do not be shy telling them every thing you did and skip parts that are important.
4. use random links to prove you point, reading those links yourself is pointless.
5. offer tours for money.

There you go!

Edited by Brian Topp, 27 July 2013 - 08:09 PM.

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:18 PM

I see what you did, there.

Oddly enough, I don't think we need this guide, as it seems every ghost video I've ever seen has already read a similar How-To guide. ;)

Thanks for posting this, I needed a laugh! :tsu:


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

Spot on ! :clap: (#5 and 6 are my favorites!)

Edited by phantasia, 27 July 2013 - 09:21 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:01 PM

Thanks, now I know how to become rich.

I wonder, though: have persons doing the last 5 points of the guide been here?


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:03 PM

View PostVyers, on 27 July 2013 - 10:01 PM, said:

Thanks, now I know how to become rich.

I wonder, though: have persons doing the last 5 points of the guide been here?

Often and daily, especially during the American school holidays/vacations.

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:10 PM

Good for a laugh, Thx Brian, however sad but true.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:13 PM

I feel the imperious need to check out such claims. Do they all gather in the "Sightings and Experiences" subforum?


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:17 PM

View PostVyers, on 27 July 2013 - 10:13 PM, said:

I feel the imperious need to check out such claims. Do they all gather in the "Sightings and Experiences" subforum?

You find them every where on the paranormal, ufo, cryptics etc

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

Dammit I will make my fake ghost crawlspace photo tonight. I've been planning it for too long.


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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:59 PM

Perfect. I used to have a thread here explaining how to catch pictures of orbs.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:02 AM

So far I just look like an idiot with a flashlight! I gotta get my spook on more than this.
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:48 AM

Unless you're a weakened, amorphous will-o'-the-wisp, I don't think you look like an idiot at all (probably because I can't see you). Mind sharing how you're doing it? Shaking the flashlight?


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:16 AM

I kinda like this one! That's me acting all scared in my crawlspace. Note the CAT5 cable I installed.
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View PostVyers, on 28 July 2013 - 05:48 AM, said:

Unless you're a weakened, amorphous will-o'-the-wisp, I don't think you look like an idiot at all (probably because I can't see you). Mind sharing how you're doing it? Shaking the flashlight?

I have a 5D Mark II on a tripod and a flash. I'm triggering it with a Pocket Wizard remote trigger. I also have a bicycle light stuck between my knees and aimed on my face. I triggered one shot without me in it then I crawled up there and took about twenty shots of me adjusting the light and making various scary faces. I'm underexposing so noise will (I hope) cover any unintentional details.

I took the two images and merged them in GIMP, simple as that. Getting the opacity of the "ghost" layer is very critical so I don't look real.

It's not clear in the photo, but my mouth is covered in black plastic. I may try to do the "Amityville Ghost Boy" effect with two pieces of aluminum foil.


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:28 AM

Wow, I didn't think photos needed such setups. I can't manipulate a picture to save my life, so it's difficult for me to understand how this stuff is made.

What is the crawlspace, by the way?


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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:40 AM

I'm sure there are easier ways. I'm trying to use all the photography equipment I own.

The crawlspace (an American term I think) is small unfinished area under the first floor. It's usually just dirt covered with plastic to keep moisture from rising into the house. It's where you run the plumbing, electrical and (now) networking cables.





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