In Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada
REPORT PREPARED BY: Stephen DATE: 07/15/2003
SITE LOCATION: Photo sent in via web page to Stephen@ghostpi.com for AAPI analysis.
CONTACT FOR SITE: Ricci
CONTACT INFORMATION: firstname.lastname@example.org
RELATIONSHIP TO SITE: Owner of photo sent in for analysis
PHONE: N/A FAX: N/A
E-MAIL: email@example.com (please e-mail for permission to use photo)
REASON FOR INITIAL CONTACT:
Stated in her e-mail: ‘I need a picture looked at’ 07/14/2003
DATE OF INVESTIGATION: 07/14/2003 START TIME: N/A
STOP TIME: N/A
INTRODUCTION & HISTORY:
Ricci; ‘Hi im ricci I took this
last night plz look .I see a old man in a tux holding me out some red and
pink flowers,plz respond
Stephen; Thanks for sending the pic. All three of us had a look and a good argument as to what each of us saw. We agreed we would like to know a little about the photo. When, where, why it was taken, etc. We have gone through and modified the photo to various formats. I have sent you those modulations in a ZIP file attached.
What we saw, were in fact, to different people. One in front of the other. The old man in the suit seems to be yelling and shaking his hand at the man, with a beard, in front of him. The second man with the beard can be seen as a closer figure. In the contrast photos I've sent with this, I made an attempt to outline the figures in 2 different versions of the same contrasted photo.
The flowers we cannot count or give credit to due to the fact of the colored flowers in the photo. However we did notice the right hand of the older man in the background raised as if shaking at the man he is yelling at in front of him.
Very awesome photo. Can we use it as an example on our reports page. Just to show how we analyze pics and stuff like that. Please let me know.
Now, what is your take on what we had to say and what do you feel? (Besides man in tux with flowers)
Let me know if you get these okay and are able to open them.’
Ricci; ‘ Hm Looks like I cant see what u sent...Ok I took this picture last night U can see the date too.I was online bored as hell and all of a sudden idea pops in my head to take a picture of my window beside me where i sit to surf.This is the best pic iv taken, iv been taking pictures for a few months now By the way what do u mean by this i have no flowers in my house(The flowers we cannot count or give credit to due to the fact of the colored flowers in the photo).Well Im so amazed I what i see in this picture i cant stop looking at it.Yes u have my permision to use my picture but Id like the link to view it my self ok! Email me soon!’
Bob; ‘hear is the second attempt using non-zipped format. I hope you get these. Also here are a couple more questions. When you are sitting at your comp. is the window to the left or right of you? You say that there are no flowers IN your home...what about just outside the window? And lastley at the far left of the photo in the bright white area...are those venitian blinds? We are very intrigued by this photo and were wondering if you would be willing to send us a photo of the room as a whole so that we may analyze the reflection more carefully.’
Ricci; ‘Ok I was sitting to the left where the flash is on the white sill to the left ,window is right of me not outside of house either No flowers..bright white is window sill of the window,email me back!’
Bob; ‘We got the new photos thanks tons. It extremely kind of you to take the time to investigate this with us. We believe you may have a genuine apparition in this photo. We do have a few final questions, however, if you will be kind enough to spare us just a little more of your time. First of all we were wondering if the stained glass lamp was turned on at the time and if you feel it could be the cause of the flowers in the reflection?Second, we are not sure it makes any difference, but were you smoking at the time? Finnally a couple of standard questions and comments concerning our usage of the photos. If you dont mind us using your location, could you tell us the city and/or state youre in? Also we would like to request permmission to use the more recent photos you sent as proof that reflected images are not ordinary objects in the room. We would, of course, block out the faces in the photographs and any other identifying features for your protection and privacy. Also if you would like to be contacted directly with the opinions of others who may view these photos we would be happy to post your e-mail on this report. Once again we would like to thank you for everything you have done and please feel free to contact us at any time with questions,comments,more photos, etc. It will take us a couple of days to compile the report. Once completed we will send you the link to the web page report as well as a word.doc that you may print out and keep for your own files.’
Ricci; ‘ The tiffany lamp is unplugged cuz i was using the lava lamp ,no smoking and
I live in Salmon Arm,BC Canada
what kind of more pics u want? Id love to have others view this thank you’
INITIAL INVESTIGATION DETAILS & FINDINGS:
Initially when we first got the photos we noticed there was something apparent in the middle of them. We used photographic enhancement to manipulate the photo into B&W as well as contrast and brightness. We also used the process of manipulation to view the photos. We blew up all of the photos to 4X it’s size to analyze pixel radiation and reduced the image again to 4X below normal size. We also reversed the contrast and the photos themselves to see if the images were strong enough to show up under different views. We produced negative’s and B&W’s to go along with the drawn diagrams on the immoderate contrasted copies. We then reversed the photo 90° to set stabilization of all the photos to substantialize the nature. This gave us an obdurate views in all perspectives to pick apart any misleading shadows and lines that can connect to make a figures or shapes. Ricci was agreeable in sending other photos of other locations in the room to clarify reflections shown in the glass. After numerous questions and communications from Ricci, we have concluded that these are, indeed, anomalous occurrences that have been photographed. We, not only saw the original entities in the photos but, were able to see another entities in the foreground and backgrounds of the photos. Ricci has given us permission to post these photos and our copies in a report to be posted on our web page. The original photos are solely Ricci’s property and can be used by permission only. We encourage all photos be sent to other groups for reports and findings. The more these photos are analyzed the more information can be drawn from them. Very good work Ricci. These are awesome photographs.
EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS UTILIZED: N/A
PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION:
Computer enhancement software
VIDEO EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: N/A
AUDIO EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: N/A
ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DESCRIPTION: N/A
No site visited – photos were sent via e-mail
SUBJECTIVE IMPRESSIONS: (Emotional,
We believe that Ricci was visited and the impression to take these photos were a request to an intimation of proof and evidence there was something outside the window.
ANALYSIS OF PHOTOS AND VIDEO:
ANALYSIS OF AUDIO: N/A
ANALYSIS OF OTHER ELECTRONIC DATA: N/A
SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS:
These photos sent to us by Ricci are true legitimate anomalies of entities.
There is no reason for these photos to have a reflection of colored flowers when all lights and reflected object obtained no such color nor were there any figures standing outside her window.
The diagrams drawn by us were to enhance what we see in the photos.
All reflections in these photos do not run together to make an objects or designs that would create figures of any nature.
We could not find any flaws in the theory that these photos were tampered with nor created for hoaxing.
We suggest these photos be given to a few mediums, not telling them a thing about them, to gather uninfluenced psychic impressions. We also request that others take a look at these photo sand analyze them for themselves for further conclusion.
SIGNED BY REPORTING INVESTIGATOR:
Stephen Weidner/Sharon Raines/ Robert Van Breckley
American Association of Paranormal Investigators
Office (contact) Address: **** E Utah Cir
State: Colorado Zip: 80012 USA
E-mail: AAPI@ghostpi.com Website: WWW.GHOSTPI.COM
We asked for more photos to verify what was being reflected in the window. Ricci kindly sent us photos of the room layout so we could see what, if anything, would be reflecting.
This seems to show a face in the window. Definitely a face in the window. We feel it is of a warrior like nature with a Mohawk. The lip, nose, eyes and hair are very well defined.
Ricci claims to not be smoking at the time this photo was shot. There was no reason for this to appear according to her claim. She feels this is ectoplasm. We have no reason to doubt her.
In these photos, there are more than one figure. We see a figure over Ricci’s head watching her run the computer. There is also another figure floating in the background as if suspended in air.
Also, not marked in our photos seems to be an orb like bubble with an upside down skull. We cannot confirm this not to be a reflection of something in the room.
These are the last set of photos sent
in. In this set we see 3 separate entities. The last of the photos was sent
to Ricci from another friend who analyzed the photo before we received them.
We see what seems to be a pregnant female. The second figure is that of a
much younger entity. The third is very close to the front of the photo.
In trying to do research in this area, I found it odd that I could not find any history before 1888. There does not seem to be any records of settlements of those who tackled the elements and set up house in this area. According to Ricci, it is an old settlement area but of what kind, we have no idea. All we can concur is the fact that there is something in these photos and that there is activity in her area. What kind remains to be seen. Communication to Ricci has been cut off due to fire evacuation in her area threatening homes and businesses. Whether this disaster has anything to do with the restlessness of these entities has yet to be seen. We request she take pictures for some time after things calm down.
Figures blown up and inhanced.
The third face Sharon found.
This next photo was outlined by a friend of Rici's. It sure runs parallel with our findings.
Salmon Arm is located in the Shuswap-North Okanagan, the heart of beautiful British Columbia on the Trans Canada Highway, ideally located between Calgary to the east and Vancouver to the west and nestled on the shores of one of the largest most pristine lake systems in BC called Shuswap Lake. The core population of over 16,000 resides within a fast-growing trading area of 40,000 people. Salmon Arm is the largest community on the Shuswap lake system serving many of the smaller communities that speckle its shoreline.
Elevation: 330 meters (1,100 ft.)
Main Industries: forestry, tourism.
Climate: mainly hot dry summers with a moderate to cold winter.
History:First United Church in Salmon Arm was formed when the congregations of St. Andrew's United Church and Wesley United Church amalgamated in 1926. Before church union in 1925 these two congregations had been Presbyterian and Methodist congregations respectively. The Presbyterians had Salmon Arm as a regular field from ca. 1899, a field which included points at Canoe Creek (now Canoe), Carlin, Notch Hill, Tappen and others besides St. Andrew's church in Salmon Arm. In 1911 St. Andrew's became a separate charge. The first Methodist services were held in Salmon Arm as early as 1888 as part of the Revelstoke and Donald Mission. In 1890 the Salmon Arm Mission was established which included points at the Valley Church, Canoe Creek, Notch Hill, Tappen, Silver Creek and others. The Wesley Methodist Church was built ca. 1908 in Salmon Arm. After 1926 the Salmon Arm Pastoral Charge included at various times other preaching points, notably Canoe. Currently, the pastoral charge includes First United and Canoe, and is part of Kamloops-Okanagan Presbytery. Scope/Content:Fonds consists of records from the First United Church, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Fort Steele Presbyterian Church, Knox Presbyterian and Malakwa United. Records include Baptismal registers (1894-1977), Marriage registers (1894-1985), Burial registers (1895-1982); Circuit register (1892-1929), Communion Roll (1944-1947), Session minutes (1912-1966), Stewards minutes (1960-1966), Official Board minutes (1890-1989), Congregational meeting minutes (1927-1989), Christian Education Committee minutes (1960-1966); Ladies Aid cash book (1913-1921), Woman's Association minutes (1926-1956), Women's Missionary Society minutes (1924-1959), United Church Women records (1962-1983); Tillicum Club minutes (1928-1933); Adult Bible class minutes (1914-1923); Annual reports (1963-1997); and Newsletters (1979).