Yesterday I wrote about the K2 craziness I experienced in the Old South Pittsburgh Hospital’s basement. Earlier today I posted a pic of the thing that creeped me out most there. The last thing I want to write about is the two weird photos I took.
First, let me give you a little background.
WHAT WAS HAPPENING WHEN THE PICS WERE TAKEN
These were taken right as we started setting up to investigate for the night. We started out on the 3rd floor.
I was of no use to Ghost Eyes or Southern Ghosts getting the equipment in place so I was trying to stay out of the way. While I was at it I thought I’d take some pictures.
I remember these two because of the blue hue. I’ve had my camera since 2007 and I’ve never seen it do that before. I honestly don’t remember having the flash on. I might have had it set to the night setting, but I’m not sure.
All I remember is thinking, “Wow! That blue looks neat. How come I’ve never been able to do that before?”
Then, right after the second picture, I couldn’t get it to do it again. It only happened for these two pictures. Try as I might to recreate the blue hue (which I’ve since tried to do, numerous times without success) I couldn’t.
PHOTO #1: ANGELS, GHOSTS, OR REFLECTIONS?
I didn’t see the “winged things” (as I’ve come to think of them) when I first took this shot. All I saw was the blue. (It wasn’t until I posted some of the pics to HJ’s FB Old South Pittsburgh Hospital photo album that I noticed the winged features.)
Here’s another shot of the same hallway in the pic above that I’d taken during the walk through:
Thanks to the second photo you can tell that the “winged things” must be some kind of reflection. The “winged” bright points all match up to reflective surfaces like handles or door jambs, the clock or the window in the door at the end of the hall.
I’m fairly certain the flash wasn’t on. I was trying not to use it for some reason. (I’m thinking because I had the night setting on and had turned the flash off to see what happened, but I don’t really recall.) I either had the flash on and didn’t remember, or maybe there was just enough light from outside filtering in through the windows to cause this effect.
I’m not sure what caused it, but I’m pretty sure it’s not angels or ghosts as some have said. (Even as much as I’d like it to be.)
PHOTO #2: THE LIGHTNING STREAK
This was taken moments after the first shot above. We’re still on the third floor. I was trying to get a picture of Angie and Steve and everyone setting up.
Again, I didn’t see this streak thing. I only saw the blue on my screen. I think I also noticed it was out of focus and I believe at this point I fiddled with the settings to try and get a better shot. The pic below is the result of that attempt:
I didn’t exactly get it framed the way I wanted, but at least I got it in focus. However, bye-bye blue hue. (Much to my dismay. I remember desperately fiddling with my camera after this shot to try and get the blue back again.)
Are the pictures evidence of something paranormal or just my inexperience working a camera? Likely the latter. Still, the pics are intriguing. If for no other reason than maybe a more experienced photographer can tell me what I might’ve done to get such shots.
If anyone out there has any insight on how I did this and what caused these anomalies, I’d love your feedback