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Method and apparatus for the optical detection of Ghosts (spirits)

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This is an idea I have had that I don't think has been tried before, or if it has I have not seen it discussed in the last 20 years.

Elementary atomic particles can be seen by the use of a cloud chamber, that is a sealed container of a vapour just above it's dew point. Usually an alcohol. These particles leave a trail behind them as the fog condenses due to the drop in pressure behind them - like a vapour tail from aircraft. The change in air pressure changes the dew point.

Spirit activity has been noted to cause cold spots in a room, so I suggest that this can be one method of making these cold spots visible to cameras.

I propose that a room under investigation can have it's humidity increased by the use of boiling kettles, and when a set point is reached the room is cooled using a refrigeration unit mounted to a window. This continues with a fan until the dew point is reached at which point the whole room should become visibly foggy. The unit is then shut down and the temperature allowed to rise naturally - but with the air in the room kept still. At this point all the fog should disappear in the room in a uniform fashion BUT if there is a spirit in there causing localised cooling it should become visible. Likewise if any were to enter the room at this point it should become visible immediately and show the boundary of the cooling effect i.e. the shape of the effect.

Looking back at some evidence of sightings they were in early morning, late at night or above water where fog naturally forms due to increased humidity and lowered temperatures. If a spirit is using the heat energy it will cool the immediate area and cause the fog to form.
 
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Whoa Rowan. Sounds like a Rube Goldberg contraption!

However, I was following you so I get the point. Sounds kind of “Big Scale” compared to what I see most ghost chasers do on TV series.

You’ e probably seen ghost hunters come through here before; I can hope that maybe on of them will give this technique a try.
 
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I thought it may be an electrostatic phenomenon for a long time - attracting house dust or soot , but the more I research I am leaning towards the good 'ol temperature drop within a defined boundary, and the right atmospheric conditions.
 

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I thought it may be an electrostatic phenomenon for a long time - attracting house dust or soot , but the more I research I am leaning towards the good 'ol temperature drop within a defined boundary, and the right atmospheric conditions.
You might hit a glitch with that humidity level. One of the newest ways to help decrease activity is adding a humidifier to a home. It appears the humidity tamps down the energy available to whatever is the source of activity.
 
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Humidity and electrostatics are opposing. Electrostatic potential is highest in dry conditions and very poor in damp conditions (think damp starting in vehicles).
If you are correct about the humidifiers then maybe the measurements are electrostatic or electrical in nature?

BTW we had a cracking thunderstorm here earlier. You can feel the rise in potential in the air before a strike.

I am just thinking back to the locations of most reported ghost sightings, and the majority of them are in damp areas.
 
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The thing is that so far nobody had determined what a ghost is made out of. they seem to be able to move through solid material and may not be made of atoms of anything that we now understand. I often think that they are sort of projected into our space and as such are not totally here in a material sense. When they do interact in a physical sense, it may be energy-based rather than any physical manifestation. The only thing that we can produce that seems to be able to go through other mater and maintain its form is plasma bursts like ball lightning. Plasma has several strange abilities that are not possible for any of the other known states of matter or energy.
 
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You might hit a glitch with that humidity level. One of the newest ways to help decrease activity is adding a humidifier to a home. It appears the humidity tamps down the energy available to whatever is the source of activity.
I dunno....if that's the case there should be no ghosts in savannah or new Orleans......or anywhere in the south for that matter...lol.
 
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I hear ya. Just reporting the new "thing"!
Lol...I never have believed to much on the gadgets and detectors that are used....ppl claim to have severe activity and yet it takes a truck load of tools for the investigators to " maybe" get a sign.....that just ain't right somehow.....
 
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I hear ya. Just reporting the new "thing"!
Along these lines of new equipment and such though, I do have a question. I don't do ghost hunts or try to contact that side of the paranormal normally, so if this is a dumb question I apologize..... When using say a recorder to make contact, how is that any different than a spirit board???? Its still being used as a tool to make contact and or requests from the other side....except, at least with a spirit board for those trained, can be closed when the session is over....these new tools cannot be properly closed out which can leave the spirits active or hanging around....isnt this even more dangerous than the old ways.???.......
 
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