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Victorian 'ghost' on Google Street View


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#16    Dezmond

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:28 PM

Was Google looking for a new sort of advertising for their new product?
I have to say I find it quite clever to (ab)use ''paranormal phenomena'' to get media attention.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

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The Google cameras have also captured a spooky ET alien figure in New Jersey, United States.


I don't know about anyone else but I'd rather see this spooky alien figure than some person in a "victorian" outfit.  Does anyone have a link?? happy.gif

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

how funny is this quote from the article:

"Local medium Jane Cohen, 39, said: "Apparitions have often been caught on film but are invisible to the naked eye."

made me chuckle..
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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:48 PM


this forum is a bit out of date isnt it .. wink2.gif

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 08:51 PM

Oh My God. It's.. Scary Mary.


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:31 AM

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"But what is really strange is that she doesn't appear as a full figure - you can't see all of her."


strange ? almost the whole bottom is askew. it's not strange !! Victorian clothes ?? in England ? OMG what next ? people dressed as town criers ?? lol   could this be an actor going to work ?? guess that would be too simple.

sorry ,.. should have read through............ solved.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:52 AM

Complete HOAX! Look at the picture with a photo editing program and it is immediately clear the girl/lady has been inserted from a picture taken in almost exactly the same spot and then inserted into the original Google View photo. Should be obvious even without that examination because of the out-of-focus, distorted posts around the area of the "ghost". What some newspapers won't do for a little extra publicity!!!


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:34 AM

saw some pictures of the inaguration that were distorted like that too.  You know the type,  legs walking with no upper body and a child being held by a woman with no face.  I think  the rendering just came out poorly.


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:35 AM

For those who are interested, the exact location is : Bute Pl, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:17 AM

Where is the "ghost"? , I don't see it!!

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:22 AM

She looks like a lively individual in the photograph; I don't see what the commotion is all about. Perhaps she likes being "different." Meh, what do I know...


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 07:09 AM

This is very clearly a normal woman in Cardiff (Cardiff is in Wales not England, Geography fans) whose face has been blurred as per google map rules.
I think the blurry bit below is the photos stuck together or something, you'll see something similar on most google map pics you look down far enough on..
It is neither a ghost nor even an attempt to fake a ghost.
The Telegraph is normally a fairly respected broadsheet. Must be a slow news day.

Not that this picture warrants being looked into this much, but the Mary Poppins play is in Cardiff at the moment.
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It's playing in that big building you can see behind the woman.

There's no shortage of newspapers or TV shows in Britain that would love to take the p*ss out of the Telegraph for this.


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Posted 30 March 2009 - 12:33 PM

Ashiene on Mar 29 2009, 09:08 AM, said:

i don't see any ghost.


I didn't see a ghost as well.  Looked fairly normal to me.  

almeisan on Mar 29 2009, 03:48 PM, said:

this forum is a bit out of date isnt it .. wink2.gif

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Nice detective work.  Google was behind all of the paranoia.

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 01:42 PM

this proves that people are way too gullible!

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Posted 30 March 2009 - 04:37 PM

Heh. That "ghost" is casting a shadow!  ohmy.gif

I'm more interested at the Google cameras also capturing a spooky ET alien figure in New Jersey, United States mention at the end of the article. Anyone has a link to this story? Possibly with a photo?


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