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How Spirits Manifest on Film & Video - by Susan Bove'
There are actually several ways that a spirit manifests on a recording medium, but first lets look at what exactly we capture with our camera or video recorder. What the camera captures is energy...spirit energy. That's it in a nut shell. So why does it appear in so many different ways?
One theory is that spirit energy will begin as an orb, since it requires the least amount of energy to manifest, and it is the easiest form to take. This round, 3 dimensional ball of energy is the most common manifestation which is captured on film. Often you will see a misty "swirl" in the orb.
The next "step", theoretically, that the spirit takes to manifest may be an ectoplasmic
mist. This manifestation simply looks like smoke. However, any good paranormal investigator would never smoke on an investigation and risk taking a false positive picture. We also train ourselves in cold weather to hold our breath while taking a picture for the same reason. But enough about us...spirit mist is much more rare to capture on film, and when we do, wow! No investigator will ever forget their first "mist shot".