During college, one of the elective courses I selected to take was an introduction to digital imaging. The class taught how to scan and save pictures onto a computer along with basic lessons on photo editing with an earlier version of Photoshop. At the time, the ability to manipulate images I viewed to be exciting as one would no longer be limited to errors of film cameras where flaws such as red eye could easily be corrected. In learning this technology, I realized I could never again trust any picture taken of something paranormal.
A few years ago, I started Abnormal Realm to provide articles, news and resources about ghosts, crpytids and UFOs. Occasionally, I include a post about a paranormal group or organization to share their stories along with providing contact information for those who may need their services residing within the area. This week Abnormal Realm features the Greater Texas Paranormal Society.
The first paranormal investigation I participated in was on the main floor apartment of a century old house. There were reports of unexplained sounds, moving shadows and strange smells within the dwelling. Now picture this, it’s the mid 90s, four guys working minimum wage jobs, just graduated high school and then image the type of equipment available to conduct this investigation. There was a bulky camcorder holding VCR tapes for video recordings, tape recorder with audio cassettes for EVPs and the old film cameras for picture along with a two day waiting discount envelope for development. Other tools were a measuring tape we used for recording distance, a compass on had to detect magnetic fields and an outdoors thermometer to take temperatures in finding those cold spots. We had these old 80s walkies talkies for communications, pens and clipboards to record any observation and a pair of 70s flashlights when stubbing in the dark. With the internet just emerging back then, the real research was done at the library or city hall to find any information about the history of the place. Lucky one guy on the team had access to computer which was only used to print documents and store any EVPs taken.
Hello everyone. Once again I find myself needing to travel for work and living out of a suitcase. Between the hours of the job and unreliable internet connect at the motel has made posting a bit of a challenge. With some luck, the work will end shortly and could return home to publish more articles on the paranormal along with a new podcast. My experience at this motel which has been a nightmare inspired this YouTube video.
Here is video I came across that mentions some of the old ghost detection techniques I learn about back in the day.