What Color is That UFO Really?

What Color is That UFO Really?

From my backyard deck I can see a row of street lights that looks like a strange flying craft or UFO at night. I took a photo of this for another article and noticed the color was all wrong. The…

The Best Bigfoot Photo Ever!

The Best Bigfoot Photo Ever!

Fisherman John Rodriguez captured a very close up and clear image of Bigfoot. The creature is standing chest deep in a swamp. The entire account is detailed by Lee Speigel on the Huffington Post. Let’s do some analysis! The Good…

4 Bad Ghost and Alien Photos Explained

4 Bad Ghost and Alien Photos Explained

Let’s start the new year off right by analyzing some bad ghost and UFO images. I’m a fan of compelling evidence of the paranormal, but these next images represent some of the examples of hoaxes and misidentification and how a…

When to Call it Pareidolia

Some call it pareidolia, others matrixing and some apophenia: It is a human’s ability to see meaningful patterns in random data. It is when you see a face in some dead leaves or a picture of the Virgin Mary in…

Ghostly Shadow - An Interesting Case

Ghostly Shadow – An Interesting Case

Usually most ghost images are pretty simple to explain away. At first I thought this shadow was easily explained but furthur examination left me intrigued. Peggy Maguire of the Central Ohio Paranormal Society captured a photo of a shadow on…

What’s the Size of the UFO on the Moon?

I wanted to do my own calculation of size for the UFO over the moon. I discussed why I believe this is the shadow of another object in a previous post you can read here.  Finding the precise edge of…

UFO Spotted Over the Moon Is a Shadow

The big story yesterday is about a UFO captured hovering over the surface of the moon. It was captured by YouTube user and skywatcher Crrow777. Theories have ranged from aliens to a camera glitch. You can see one analysis of the video here….

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Error Level Analysis: Single Operation Tests

This is the single operation tests of error level analysis, a process to detect digitally manipulated photographs. For more information on what error level analysis does and the testing read the testing overview here. Testing Equipment and Method For this test,…

Detecting Fake Photos: Error Level Analysis Study

Detecting Fake Photos: Error Level Analysis Study

Over the next few weeks I’ll be testing a photographic analysis technique called Error Level Analysis (ELA). This testing will improve understanding of the capabilities and limitations of ELA for evaluation of suspected paranormal images. It will also aid in…

Artifacts and False Positives in Digital Photos

Artifacts and False Positives in Digital Photos

Orbs, apparitions, menacing-looking shadows and many other paranormal-looking pictures can be caused by natural phenomena. This guide points out some of the more common phenomena that can cause spooky-looking false positives but in reality aren’t paranormal at all. I”m far…

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

The Electromagnetic Spectrum

Part of understanding your equipment is understanding exactly what it does. Most tools in the investigators arsenal include instruments that record portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. Do you know which wavelengths your equipment records in? Do you know the difference…

Know Your Gear!

Many paranormal investigators spend more time familiarizing themselves with theories about why ghosts exist than they do understanding their own equipment. This is a critical mistake! If your interest is purely hobby then do what you want; however, if you…

The Potential Pitfalls of Thermal Imaging

The Potential Pitfalls of Thermal Imaging

Thermal imaging is a tool used by many paranormal investigators. It can provide yet another method to record evidence. It can also be an extremely helpful when trying to locate warm-blooded animals, even extraordinary ones like Bigfoot. Unlike your normal…