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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 06:56 PM

A family in Kirtland, Ohio is shocked this weekend after they noticed a strange figure in a photograph with their daughter. Erin Potter is seen in the photo with a ghostly apparition beside her. Cleveland's 19 Action News interviewed the Potter family on Friday regarding their experience.

At the time of the photograph, Erin was battling leukemia. In the photo, Erin is pictured running through the yard with sprinklers. Next to her is a red figure that some people believe is the Virgin Mary. The Potter family also thinks the figure is the Virgin Mary.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:09 PM

Not sure about the virgin Mary, looks more like a Buddhist monk.
But also notice the lights on the left, same colour.  I think this is a one of those strange things which happens when taking a photo of moving lights. Unusual but nothing spiritual, but if the family believe it is and it helps them, then thats fine by me.,
Its like the thread about clouds, some things can be explained although they are unusual to see and quite spectacular.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:12 PM

She is running through the yard with "sparklers ", not "sprinklers".  It looks like motion blur from a long exposure (taken at night).  No ghost or Virgin Mary here.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:20 PM

i'm with freetoroam on this one, regardless of what "it" is, if it makes the family happy and gives them hope, power to them and their Mary.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:24 PM

Yeah I think that has something to do with glare from the sparklers. Nothing supernatural there.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:31 PM

Not too sure about the 'ghostly figure' being the Virgin Mary, though I wouldn't rule her out. It certainly appears to be an entity of sorts. I wouldn't be so quick as to call it motion blur; take a look at the size of said figure, in comparison to the little girl.

Edited by Evening Star, 27 May 2013 - 07:50 PM.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:43 PM

Since the child was sick maybe it was a spirit watching over him.  Who knows really.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:44 PM

I agree, Lens flare or slowing shutter speed.

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 May 2013 - 07:54 PM

Hmmm,did more "ghostly" figures appear in photos when they were still developed chemically ,instead of being digitalized ?


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:04 PM



good show ... wonders big or small is not necessarily a bad thing

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:08 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 27 May 2013 - 07:54 PM, said:

Hmmm,did more "ghostly" figures appear in photos when they were still developed chemically ,instead of being digitalized ?


Yes, especially long exposure such as this one.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:15 PM

What if this is just the child's astral body? Sometime kids live half in, half out of their bodies.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:31 PM

Yea lens flare, shutter speed, motion blur... but none of the three explain the full apparition, and no other anomaly.

Motion Blur: (Can't be motion blur because the apparition is taller then what the little girl can swing the sparkler. She is simply not swinging that high, so there are parts that cannot be a blur of what she is swinging.)
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Long Exposure: (Take note that everything has a certain blur and shadow where the picure looks like a 3d movie without glasses.)
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Lens flare: (Why would anyone have even suggested this?)
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Yeah, all these things make total sense as to why a person is standing behind a child in a picture but not in person.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:47 PM

View PostxFelix, on 27 May 2013 - 08:31 PM, said:

Yea lens flare, shutter speed, motion blur... but none of the three explain the full apparition, and no other anomaly.

Motion Blur: (Can't be motion blur because the apparition is taller then what the little girl can swing the sparkler. She is simply not swinging that high, so there are parts that cannot be a blur of what she is swinging.)



Long Exposure: (Take note that everything has a certain blur and shadow where the picure looks like a 3d movie without glasses.)



Lens flare: (Why would anyone have even suggested this?)




Yeah, all these things make total sense as to why a person is standing behind a child in a picture but not in person.




Yes, they are all perfect reasons. Cameras capture light in diferent ways. ( I am no expert, but have seen plenty like this, and better ).

The " figure " is the boys figure. Look at his left hand, the sparkler goes much higher then he could reach in the pic.

I am sure some will post great explanations, with more detail then me.



We know cameras do this, and that is fact....

So, saying it is a spirit makes much more sense.


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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:15 PM

I wonder if no one considered the kid maybe, Oh i don't know, Jumped?

Edited by Brian Topp, 27 May 2013 - 09:15 PM.

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





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