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Seeing Auras & Ghosts

I have posted this on other forums without much response. Since some of the best minds use this site, I should get a lively response. Friday, on a TV show called 20/20, they interview some kids that said they see auras and spirits. Do any of you know people who can do that? I have tried to see or photograph auras without success. It seems that these things may be visible either in the ultraviolet or far infrared and require someone with eyes that are more sensitive to these wavelengths. Young kids would be better at that. Infrared and ultraviolet light (UV) are in our environment, even though we can't see it. You would expect that different people would look different under UV, just as they do under visible light. Additionally, some things show fluorescence under UV. Perhaps auras are differing fluorescence by individuals as seen by those with extended visual response. It might be interesting to look at various people under just UV or just infrared (perhaps using night goggles) and note the observations. It would be interesting to have someone view auras through various filters to see how the auras change. Are auras affected by magnetic fields? Would smoke in the air have an effect? Does the aura look better with a dark background? Does getting drunk help? Ghosts are probably more difficult. It is to be expected that God doesn't want us asking them sensitive questions (like "Where's Heaven?"). ~Bob~

Goodhart4 years ago
You are familiar with the effect that a certain wavelength of IR light has on the surroundings I suppose (the ripple of sunlight you see above some hot roads, or the darkened shadow or water-like apparitions that can appear in certain circumstances)?

Bent light can have some very interesting effects on what is perceived.
Thems mirages - it's air-lensing / refraction of visible light.

L
Exactly !!!! I have experienced to very strange low light situations occurring where there is weird heating/cooling concerns creating a ghost effect
Mmmm - dusk / dawn sort of low light? L
shadowed areas of homes, especially damp, or semi-dark areas of the basement or other castle-like conditions, the opposite but same effect in attics and crawl spaces. And yeah, they tend to happen at dusk or dawn.
Mmm, I still haven't been in the roof-space yet.... L
In the house I grew up in, it wasn't very big, and the insulation was on the floor of the space / attic. Thus it was VERY hot in the summer and very cold in the winter, with a different temp seeping slowly up between the insulation. If one didn't faint in the summer, it sometimes looked very odd up there.
lemonie4 years ago
Have a good pillow fight - get someone to take flash photographs - it's a great way of getting "orbs". I don't know why but "orbs" seem to love pillow-fights....

(You're aware of Kirlian photography?)

L

ShutterBugger (author)  lemonie4 years ago
I have read about Kirlian photography, but haven't tried it yet. Perhaps I could hook up my girlfriend to the tesla coil and photograph her in a dark room :-). ~Bob~
That sounds like something best left as a thought. :) L
Kiteman lemonie4 years ago
Too late - it's been done!
lemonie Kiteman4 years ago
Ha, yes good link. L
ShutterBugger (author)  lemonie4 years ago
Actually, I did something similar once with my sister. I was messing with the 100kv DC power supply from my trusty homemade X-ray machine, having set it up as an air ionizer. These things create an 8 foot space charge that puts a static charge on ungrounded things close by. They don’t make much noise but if you get close to the emission, it feels like thousands of ants crawling on your body. So, this was set up about 6 feet from the clothes dryer. My sister came down to dry her laundry while this was operating. It was an opportunity for some fun. When my sister touched the dryer to put her clothes in, she got a small shock and complained the dryer was malfunctioning. I touched it from outside the space charge, receiving no shock, and said nothing was wrong, blaming her reaction on PMS and the onset of menopause. Ha Ha, Thus we went back and forth, me teasing her with suggestions to try it again and happily watching her trying to load laundry. Good times! It ended when she discovered she could just ground herself on the dryer and carry on. You can have such fun with the right technology! Yeah, I know... I’m bad. ~Bob~
Mmm, family can be fun. Any chance of some instructable that uses your machine? L
ShutterBugger (author)  lemonie4 years ago
There are instructions at http://www.belljar.net/xray.htm where you can also find vacuum technology. I was into all kinds of dangerous stuff in those days.
~Bob~
Yes I could find that, you've given up on mad stuff now? L
ShutterBugger (author)  lemonie4 years ago
I have a whole bunch of projects in mind, like a homemade autotransformer (like a Variostat), plasma torch using microwaves, an electric drive addon for bicycles, and the like. I either don't have the space or not enough time. I'll get to them eventually. ~Bob~
I would think pillow fights would generate (and discharge) static electricity pretty freely :-)
Nylon pillows? Hmm, interesting....

L
Well, Dacron pillow cases maybe, but many pillows that have no feathers in them have foam rubber pieces inside.....they can be made to do some flashing in a really dark room :-)
gmoon4 years ago
Hmmm. Regular "off-the-shelf" black & white film is sensitive up into the UV spectrum. That's why they make "skylight" filters, to reduce UV sensitivity.

That type of film was in wide use for a century; not many spirits were photographed. Believers might say the film isn't sensitive to enough of the UV spectrum, but the UV sensitivity of film is likely greater than any human...

FYI trivia: by their nature, silver emulsions are sensitive only to UV and the shorter wavelengths of the visible spectrum (blue.) Sensitivity to the other visible wavelengths is achieved by adding dyes. Dyes can't eliminate the inherent UV sensitivity, however--only a filter can.
ShutterBugger (author)  gmoon4 years ago
Yes indeed... early films were only blue sensitive. And I have never seen auras on the prints made from these films. ~Bob~
REA4 years ago
>Does getting drunk help?

no, but im sure if you smoke some pot or take LSD that will help.
ShutterBugger (author)  REA4 years ago
Yeah, those would work.... unfortunately, I'm fresh out of that. I noticed on "Dating in the Dark", there were no halo effects in the infrared video of the contestants. ~Bob~
Kiteman4 years ago
I think you're going to have to try this for yourself, post the process and results as an ible.