This is another claim that is chock full of holes and should not be taken at face value.
A pastor and his wife believe a ghostly figure that appeared in the background of a photograph is a sign from a higher power.
A new church member was responsible for this picture taken of a fellow work colleague. It just HAPPENS to have a white Marion-type figure in it. Pastor Goia thinks “God is trying to reveal to the people before something major will happen.”
The new member, Radu, seems to have made an impression on the Pastor and his wife. He does not want to talk on camera. In addition, we have no examination of the photo – which goes to the media, bypassing all scrutiny for publicity instead. There are no details of the photo. The pastor, a believer, wants to accept that this is a sign, an angel, supernatural.
It’s more likely a ghost app done with a cell phone or photoshop. This is EASY PEASY to reproduce. I sent this story to a crack team of skeptical paranormal investigators who know what the heck they are doing and they are pretty convinced that it could very well be two ghost app photos superimposed, a ghost app over a natural reflection, or a photo manipulation. All are simple and such manipulations have been used uncountable times in the past to dupe gullible people. Gullible people or angel? I know which one is real!
Let’s get a close up.
The face part is offset from the “shroud”. Could it be an app like this one with the transparency adjusted? Yes, could very well be that.
The pastor used it to inspire his congregation. Skeptics will use it as an example of how downright simple it is to impress people and how much they WANT to believe.
Bottom line — photos are great at inspiring people who are so willing to buy into it but are zero proof of an afterlife or the supernatural.
Here is the news report – no shred of skepticism.
Tip: Skeptical Inquirer