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Title: "Ghost" "caught" on school security camera
Post by: PPI Brian on October 09, 2017, 04:12:16 PM
This video clip has been circulating through paranormal social media sites recently. Would love to hear the thoughts and comments of our PPI Forum family on this topic.

Title: Re: "Ghost" "caught" on school security camera
Post by: BurtonW on March 04, 2018, 10:10:58 AM
This looks staged to me. There could have easily been someone behind that third cabinet and the shelves.
Title: Re: "Ghost" "caught" on school security camera
Post by: PPI Karl on March 05, 2018, 11:29:13 AM
Hi, Burton W.  Welcome to the PPI forums.  It's good to have you here.

I tend to agree with you. My assumption is that most (if not all) of these are staged, and that the limitations of manpower and ingenuity always determine how these are choreographed.  For the record, I've never seen poltergeist activity with my own eyes, and until I do, I'm wary of videos like this where poltergeist activity appears staged for our entertainment right in front of the camera. In particular, the staggered timing of them is dubious. Most of these extremely low-tech and strictly mechanical effects can't be undertaken simultaneously because one person can't be in two places at once or they've got their two hands full pulling objects on fishing line off camera in singular trajectories . They never do anything remarkable, like levitating a fish bowl or scratching a message in the glass. As corny as it is, watching a penny slide up the face of a solid wood door would have a lot more impact on me. But, in some ways, our imagination and our technical abilities to stage these haunted attractions for YouTube hasn't changed much since the 19th c and its carnival of seances. ;)

Anyway, it'd be a pleasure to hear your further thoughts about this. 
Title: Re: "Ghost" "caught" on school security camera
Post by: PPI Brian on June 21, 2018, 07:52:41 PM
Found this video response to the "ghost" caught on camera video. I thought the explanation was well done and include it here for your enjoyment.  ;D

Title: Re: "Ghost" "caught" on school security camera
Post by: PPI Karl on June 23, 2018, 11:12:09 AM
That was awesome! Thanks for finding this, Brian. I'm jealous we didn't make this video first.  ;)
Title: Re: "Ghost" "caught" on school security camera
Post by: PPI Brian on July 07, 2018, 03:24:32 PM
So am I. We need to do some videos like this.