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« on: May 21, 2010, 17:38:47 PM »

New guy, first post.
Here is a weird aura ghost thing that I caught on film the other day while I was kick-starting my bike. The bike's previous owner died under odd circumstances and apparently really loved this bike.

Ghost spirit watching over its bike?


(I tried to embed the video but couldn't get it to work, sorry.) ghost aura caught on film
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2010, 18:00:13 PM »

Acoustic resonance, maybe? What was supporting your camera at the time - tripod, book, empty cooky tin?

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« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2010, 18:42:50 PM »

Cell phone going off? Something in your pocket? Seems to get worse as you get nearer to the camera.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 09:40:08 AM »

Definitely not a ghost. Most "ghosts" are how we interpret things we see according to preconceived ideas in our minds. In this case the disturbance on the video clip is mis-interpreted as a "ghost" because of the thought that "the previous owner died" and a lack of investigative skeptical ability.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2010, 10:10:39 AM »

There is a light shining from just over the seat. Diffiult to see when the bike is standing still. The vibration caused when the bike is running makes this light shine intermittently over the seat. What did you adjust when you got off the bike, some type of choke or idle speed; that would explain the change in vibration rate when you moved away from the bike directly afterwards. The only thing strange about that clip is why someone would bother to record it. Does it happen everytime the bike is started?
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2010, 11:40:12 AM »

There is a light shining from just over the seat. Diffiult to see when the bike is standing still. The vibration caused when the bike is running makes this light shine intermittently over the seat.
I agree, this explanation is much more plausible.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2010, 16:16:10 PM »

"Ghost aura" se voet! Funny looking fucking "ghost" LOL.
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010, 17:23:56 PM »

The only thing strange about that clip is why someone would bother to record it.
A biker thing. If you need to ask, you wouldn't understand... Wink

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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2010, 21:44:18 PM »

The only thing strange about that clip is why someone would bother to record it.
A biker thing. If you need to ask, you wouldn't understand... Wink

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Hey - I get it. The dude wanted to video his bike with the sun behind it - cool. Must be something like the way guitarists feel about their guitars. In fact if you look at my avatar (yes, the cool Yamaha AE500 jazz guitar to your left) you will see an "angel aura" just above and to the right of the strap. It's a miracle!!!
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2010, 07:06:36 AM »

In my day bikes had magnetos and it looked like the pulses started when the engine was running...magnetic pulses affecting the camera maybe?
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2010, 10:11:21 AM »

Hmm, I recall in my child years the ignition systems of (older) cars passing by in the street affecting the broadcast signal in a very similar way to what you see here. Could simply be electromagnetic interference being generated by the ignition system of the bike (It does look pretty old).
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« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2010, 11:09:21 AM »

The only thing strange about that clip is why someone would bother to record it.
A biker thing. If you need to ask, you wouldn't understand... Wink

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Yes, definately a biker thing. Also sitting for hours and staring at it.....
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« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2010, 11:56:34 AM »

Yes, definately a biker thing. Also sitting for hours and staring at it.....

And also staring at the bike now and again ...  Evil
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« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2010, 12:15:03 PM »

i allso think its the vibes of the bike, and the sun coming accross the seat.  if it was a ghost, it would be present all the time, even if the bike was not running.  it would freak out the camera from the get-go.
but looks really cool tho.
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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2010, 17:59:17 PM »

Thanks for the feedback guys.

Right now I'm trying to duplicate the video.  So far the light thing seems to be the best idea, but I can't replicate it.  Some people think that it is EMF, but I'd be able to see that on the other videos of the bike, right?
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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2010, 18:51:22 PM »

It looks to me like light ( as above, in the tree ) shining or being reflected onto the front of your lens or the lens-protector filter if you have one from a place out of picture. When you start the bike possibly a vibration is caused in the tree branches, or a hadeda landed and the branch bounced a bit. Lens flare, I think they call it. That's why people use lens hoods.
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2010, 20:59:27 PM »

Mmm, could be the bike's aura borealis arcing....

The footage wasn't perhaps taken on the road to Damascus?   Delmas?
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2010, 23:10:04 PM »

So far the light thing seems to be the best idea, but I can't replicate it.  Some people think that it is EMF, but I'd be able to see that on the other videos of the bike, right?

Only if you filmed it from exactly the same angle, at exactly the same spot, with the sun/camera/light exactly the same. Or with the same signal coming into your cell phone at exactly the same time, or with the exact same EMP's in the air, or whatever. The light refraction on your video will replicate itself every time if you could just figure out what caused it. It wasn't a ghost - that much we know at least. Let us know what you find out please.
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« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2010, 10:48:30 AM »

Right now I'm trying to duplicate the video.  So far the light thing seems to be the best idea, but I can't replicate it.
Imagine a straight line drawn from the sun to the camera. You will need to put the bike (or any other object that will vibrate and change position slightly in a rhythmic way) in such a position that the top of it just touches or go slightly above this imaginary line. So a small movement from the bike downwards will let the sun come over the top of the bike and then hide it again as it moves up.
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« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2010, 12:28:45 PM »

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It wasn't a ghost - that much we know at least.


Words like ghost and belief should not exist in our (skeptical) language!
A possible explanation could be optical interference, when light waves of different frequencies "beat" with each other and form a resultant frequency which is then observed as a different phenomenon.The vibration of the bike could also possibly modulate the sun light to cause a strobe effect.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lissajous_figures
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interference_pattern#Interference_patterns

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« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2010, 18:49:27 PM »

Words like ghost and belief should not exist in our (skeptical) language!
Sure they should, just as much as "murder" and "non-payment of television licence" should exist in legal language.

(Why does this site insist we use American spellings?  A perfectly legitimate noun form "licence" is flagged because the yanks only use the the verb form "license".  I speak and write ENGLISH goddammit!)
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