In culture after culture, people believe that the soul lives on after death, that rituals can change the physical world and divine the truth, and that illness and misfortune are caused and alleviated by spirits, ghosts, saints ... and gods.

STEVEN PINKER, How the Mind Works

Monday, September 22, 2008

Ghost Train ?

From : Paranormal Phenomena

"This footage appears to show a ghost train at the location of paranormal activity," says paranormalfootage. "Locals report hearing a train going past, though the nearest track is 5 miles away. Investigators found nothing, until they got their footage home. It was only then that they see the ghostly outline of a train appear where train tracks used to be, 93 years ago." So is this for real, or is it a clever example of post-production video trickery? If it's real, this video could demonstrate how an event -- especially on that is repeated on a regular basis -- might be recorded on the environment. Some unknown mechanism causes this ghostly recording to be played back occasionally. If this video is legitimate, it is a fascinating and important one indeed. There are some questions, however: Does the train look too small compared to the man? Why do we only see the ghost image of the front of the train? The camera seems to pan away from the man, as if to allow room for the train image.

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