Dating back to the 1800s, paranormal photography has been a point of controversy. It includes capturing paranormal phenomena in images. We are in search of documenting and showing evidence of ghosts, orbs and apparitions, ectoplasms or vortexes and anything not of this world in our images. Many people dismiss paranormal photography and videos, but it can still be considered a legitimate field of study. Inexplicable images such as orbs, ectoplasms, or vortexes appear in many photographs during our hunts.
Orb – The term orb describes unexpected, typically circular artifacts that occur in photography—sometimes with trails indicating motion.
Ectoplasm – Ectoplasm (from the Greek ektos, meaning “outside,” and plasma, meaning “something formed or molded”) is a term coined by Charles Richet to denote a substance or spiritual energy “exteriorized” by physical mediums. Ectoplasm is said to be associated with the formation of spirits.
Ectoplasm is said to be formed by physical mediums when in a trance state. This material is excreted as a gauze-like substance from orifices on the medium’s body, and spiritual entities are said to drape this substance over their nonphysical body, enabling them to interact in the physical and real universe. Some accounts claim that ectoplasm begins clear and almost invisible, but darkens and becomes visible, as the psychic energy becomes stronger. Still, other reports state that in extreme cases ectoplasm will develop a strong odor. According to some mediums, the ectoplasm can not occur in light conditions as the ectoplasmic substance would disintegrate.
The psychical researcher Gustav Geley defined ectoplasm as being “very variable in appearance, being sometimes vaporous, sometimes a plastic paste, sometimes a bundle of fine threads, or a membrane with swellings or fringes, or a fine fabric-like tissue”.
Paranormal Vortex. A vortex in everyday life is a whirling mass of either air or water such as a whirlpool. Some believe a paranormal vortex is a space where spirits can travel between our world and the afterlife. They say it is used as a point to pass through to our side. Some say vortexes in hauntings can be redirected where others say they cannot be closed.
Spiritual Vortex – Sedona in Arizona is an area known to have people come to experience its metaphysical dimensions. Spiritual vortexes are said to be a “hot spot” of energy which Sedona is known for. Effects reported to happen in these areas include psychic enhancement and spiritual healing among other things.