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Ghost Photos: Real Or Fake You Decide!!!

#1 User is offline   Femme Fatale 

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:39 PM

http://www.thesun.co...icle1216051.ece
http://www.thesun.co...icle1030054.ece
http://www.thesun.co...icle1075240.ece


Ok. The first story came from Foxnews.com, courtesy from The Sun, which is a newspaper in London. A British teen photographs what appears to be a ghost on a staircase. The last two also come from The Sun, one is about a woman who took a photo of a field with a "ghost boy" and the other is a Russian tourist who took a photo of a ghost in a church. Make up your minds and decide, Real or Fake!!!
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 02:42 PM

Isn't the Sun a tabloid newspaper?

If so...then all of them are fake. lol

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:49 PM

One word.....

PHOTOSHOP!

I know a photoshopped picture when I see one.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 03:56 PM

I actually looked. Man these SCREAM photoshop. Especially the second one. That's actually a pretty crappy photoshop too.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 04:40 PM

The second and third one are questionable. The only thing that made me think about the second one is that the boy is also in the negatives. But my teacher taught me the power of overlay photography.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:32 PM

Man you all suck :P . I know a ghost when I see one. And btw, Ghost Hunters comes on tonight. Yay ^_^ .
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:37 PM

View PostFemme Fatale, on May 28 2008, 07:32 PM, said:

Man you all suck :P . I know a ghost when I see one. And btw, Ghost Hunters comes on tonight. Yay ^_^ .


defintely not the second one. "Negitive" "Rough" style image. Photoshop ghost. :D

Sides it's Sun. lol It's tabloid junk. lol
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:39 PM

ghosts are real! ye doth not know what ye speaketh of!!

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 06:42 PM

Photographing ghosts=possible and real.

Those=fake.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:50 PM

*cracks knuckles* Lemme see....
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:53 PM

1st one obiously a glare, 2nd the fact that recognize was spelled wrong in article and clearly a shopped pic. third one looks like a slightly high exposure shot
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:37 PM

Unfortunately, I'd have to be inclined to say that these pictures are falsified. Putting aside the fact that the pictures are, as someone mentioned, from The Sun, there are some tell-tale signs. In fact, I'm going to tell you some possibilities HOW these can be created.

First of all--I'm going to go beyond the "double exposure" method. While this is a good method if you want to try faking a ghost picture, this is one of the immediate go-to explainations. Also, not as many people use cameras other than digital in this day and age.

The middle one seems to be easily photoshopped. For one thing, the boy image is far too solid and intact looking. He should not be quite so whole. Also, it seems as if the desired effect was for the ghost child to be behind the railing, but, if you look hard enough or look at your screen from the side, you can see the features over the bars. Even if you don't have a program that could superimpose or combine pictures, if you're determined enough, you can get the image of just the child, go to "paint", use a bargeload of the spraypaint option as finely as possible--and on white coloring--on it, copy it, and paste in onto the background, having adjusted the opague setting.

The bottom one is easy to do. One way for this is a method many digital cameras have, where you take a picture, then the camera will wait a few seconds and take a second, overlapping them. If something is there that wasn't or vice-versa, it will look blury, shadowed, or ghostly. Another method for obtaining a photo like this is simply depending on the shutter speed. Did this priestly-looking individual move while everyone else was sitting?

Finally, the top picture. I'd say that this was the best of the bunch. Apparations, when seen in photos, are often vague or missing parts of the individual, making it plausable as to why the rest of the person seems absent from the hand. However, while looking a bit blurred, the hand still seems quite clear and it appears to cut off awfully cleanly. It is also aided greatly by the large patch of sun on the floor right by it. Easy methods for this would be along the lines of the middle picture--digital altering.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:41 PM

View PostDarko, on May 29 2008, 03:53 AM, said:

1st one obiously a glare, 2nd the fact that recognize was spelled wrong in article and clearly a shopped pic. third one looks like a slightly high exposure shot


Actually, "recognises" is spelled properly for English in the European sense. This is a magazine from Europe, which can be seen in the uk of the address.
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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:42 PM

That's the magic of what a camera and computers can do. We can create things that can try to fool people or we just make fools of ourselves for trying to fool people. (If any of you are confused I'm sorry for all those fools)

Sorry Femme. We don't me to trash you or anything. Most of us just know that it's a fake.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:48 PM

View PostSarah, on May 29 2008, 04:42 AM, said:

That's the magic of what a camera and computers can do. We can create things that can try to fool people or we just make fools of ourselves for trying to fool people. (If any of you are confused I'm sorry for all those fools)

Sorry Femme. We don't me to trash you or anything. Most of us just know that it's a fake.

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 10:50 PM

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:19 PM

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 11:51 PM

ok ive got plenty of photos like the third one i mean seriously that happens when something moves by the camera as soon as it flashes because if thats not the case then im a ghost and im not really here OH NOES
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 05:42 AM

The first one...maybe, still likely easily done in Photoshop though.
The second one...looks ghostly, but most likely a Photoshop or darkroom trick.
The third one...a priest walked by and moved when the picture was being taken. Wow.
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 08:45 AM

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