Report Number 03BC11-02
FINDINGS FROM INSPECTION OF PHOTOS FROM
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
(retouched?) from RICCI.
Report by S. Raines filed 11/15/03
This is the original photo as received with the following exceptions:
· Saved to file from email as BMP
· Gamma lowered to .5 to repair overexposure and washout effect
· Picture resized to double original received and increased to 500 dpi. To improve quality.
Below left is an enlargement of the marked area of the photo.
Upon examination the following anomalies were noticed:
Item 1 appears to be the same face which was seen on the first picture sent by Ricci to AAPI, that of an old man; this face, however, is slightly distorted in a fashion which suggests the possibility that it is an imaginary image, created by the brain from patterns on a tree limb and/or other material outside the window in the dark. In comparing this section with it’s negative and color/contrast enhanced copies, it becomes evident that there is more here than imagination on the part of the beholder. Reversed and inverted images also maintain the form.
Unfortunately, the original documents were received in too small a size to determine more than the possibility of a film capture. This was not even viewable prior to adjusting the received picture to correct the washout and over exposure. I believe item one has a 50% plausibility.
Item 2 at first appears to be a horse, standing facing the window with its head raised high, looking forward. However, the negative loses this aspect entirely, which confirms that it is only an illusionary image created by the brain’s pattern-recognition abilities. Interestingly enough, it does reoccur in the color/contrast enhancement, and when the picture is reversed. I give this item a 10% plausibility. Without better quality, I will guess it is a tree limb.
Item 3: Item 3 is interesting because it at first appears to be a double exposure, but as this comes from a digital camera that is very unlikely. The initial impression is that the disembodied head of a woman in ¾ frontal view is floating in front of the profile of a lizard-like alien. All of this disappears in the negative, but reappears in the enhanced picture; now the alien can be seen to be a plant, probably a fern. The head however does reappear. I feel there may be a 25 to 30% change that the head is something other than a reflection, but….
As with all of these photos, I would like to have a comparison day-shot to help determine whether or not I see what I think I do or do not see here.
Enlargement and enhancement of this picture shows that the anomaly is probably (90%) a natural object, such as a tree and stump or rock in the distance. Without a daylight shot from the exact same angle to corroborate the existence of the tree, no further solutions are possible.
Item 4, below left shows the form to be in keeping with a pine or spruce tree trunk, with possible fungal growth. A day shot would really help here.
The area circled in the picture below right at first appears to be a ghostly figure in a long robe, however, based upon the reflections of other objects, I believe it is really a double reflection of an item in the room caused by the flash and glass distortion in the window. When enlarged the reflection looks to be the back of a television set or computer monitor; there is sufficient streaking on the window to discount the ‘figure’ as more reflected streaking and/or dirt.
However, there is an anomaly in this picture above the circled area; there appears to be an orb in the tree.
As the 3 enlargements at right show, the object appears to be translucent, seems to be in front of the leaf just right of it, and appears to be 3-dimensional. While there are other orb-like items in the picture, they are probably dust-reflection or snow. This is the only anomaly which I feel warrants a rating, and that would be 80 to 90% based upon the appearance. As with all 3 pictures presented, quality prevents any further speculation on my part.
Ricci, based on the material you have presented I would like to request the following:
· Please make an attempt to take pictures from the exact same positions during daylight hours. I believe much of what you saw at night may have been natural foliage in the vicinity. I would like to check this out with a daylight photo.
· Try taking a daylight picture of each area while standing with your back against the window to get the closest possible position to your original shots, once during the day and once in the evening. These can serve as control pictures in the future, should other pictures be taken from the same window, and will help you to weed out the obvious forms known not to be paranormal.
· Always preserve your original untouched and, if you feel you should point out an object in the picture, save that as a “Mark-up” version. This also applies to any retouching you may make to see the object more clearly. Always save the original intact and save any retouches as retouches by naming code.
· Use your intuition. You may feel the urge to shoot the picture, but not feel the presence of anything in a picture after you have taken it.
You have 2 anomalies on the three pictures which I would rank
50% or above, and one that I would rank 75% or above. While I can’t tell
you conclusively what they are, I can tell you that I believe them to be real
and not illusion, and that I believe them to have a source which may be paranormal