These pieces of paranormal "evidence" are offered as
examples of how easy it can be for a paranormal investigator to be fooled or
mislead but evidence. Each piece of evidence here has been thoroughly reviewed
and conclusively proven not to be paranormal but rather very much having a
reasonable and practical explanation. See our discussion of
False/Fake Evidence for more insights.
The apparent fish-like orbs in these two photos taken
at Mt. Misery were proven to be the result of
light entering a faulty 35mm camera.
The bright orb in the upper left of this photograph
is really a street light for the road that is
at the end of the over-pass along Sweet Hollow
The blue/orange wavy line across the top of this
picture is a film development flaw.
Taken under the over-pass along
Sweet Hollow Road.
All these orbs are just humidity at
Suffolk County Potter's Field.
A false mist (someone's breath) taken on the running track at
Centereach High School.
Look at all these orbs! So much paranormal activity -
All these orbs are just dust inside an old building. It would be easy to mistake them for paranormal orbs,
especially given the history of the location. But this many orbs inside an old structure is rarely paranormal.
The above two pictures, though dramatic, are the result of breath in a very
cold and humid environment.
They were in fact made to happen on purpose
during an investigation at Suffolk County Potters Field
illustrate how easy it could be to photograph something that appears
paranormal but is not.
Both of these streaks of light may first look like a
vortex. But later investigation
showed it was just the reflection off the silver metal antenna on the car.
Take at Sweet Hollow Road.
This picture would seem to show a shadow figure in the mirror.
But it's just
the reflection of LIPI Lead Investigator Moshin
Marghoob (on the bed).
Taken in room 506 of the Fairfield Marriott during the 2nd
This picture is even more spectacular as it would
appear to be a full body shadow figure in the mirror.
However it is only the silhouette reflection of LIPI Investigator Michael
Taken in room 316 of the Fairfield Marriott during the 2nd TAPS Paranormal
This picture at first appears to show a light streak
or vortex. However, it is simply the
result of a long shutter
exposure, the camera being moved, and a lit candle in the lower left part of
the picture (not in the picture,
just out of camera sight). The picture was taken during our investigation of
a private house in Bellport, NY.
Three unusually bright objects appear in these
photographs taken at Suffolk County Potters Field.
Although initially they looked compelling due to the brightness and density of these objects
additional analysis has determined these were caused by the high humidity in
the area that night.
Initial analysis lead us to believe these were likely pictures of
However, additional review determined they are likely just breath caught on
Photographed at Ried's Ice Cream Factory.
unusual glow photographed at
Hanging Tree was ultimately determined
to be just a flashlight beam reflecting off the ground.
This orb although is very dense and round is only a
Photographed at Raynham Hall, Oyster Bay.
A "classic" donut-shaped dust orb from the nursery room
at Raynham Hall.
EVPs Recorded at
(Note: May require headphones to properly hear and review)
(full recording - 6.2MB)
Date: August 2007
Location: Rolling Hills Asylum
Description: This false EVP was recorded on an analog cassette
recorder in the HQ/Cafe room at approximately 4:00am. It appeared to
be a human heart beat drawing closer and closer to the recorder!
However, the recording takes place with in the last 2 minutes of the
tape running out. We concluded this is not an EVP but rather the sound
of the cassette spindle *thumping* slightly as the final feet of tape
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