‘Chilling’ floating head looks rather obviously like a boring old reflection

I’m not sure what this is EXACTLY because data is missing from the news story. But from what we are given, this is far less than “chilling” and no evidence for “head of a saint hovering in mid-air”

Chilling ‘ghost’ video reveals head of a long-dead saint hovering in mid-air – Mirror Online.

Tourists are flocking to a church after reports that the ghost of a long-dead saint has been spotted.

There have been reports that the spirit of Saint Oliver Plunkett has been seen in St Peter’s parish church in the centre of Drogheda, Co Louth.

A video which claims to show the head of the martyred saint hovering in mid-air has become a sensation on YouTube.

It was shot just a few metres from a glass case which contains the actual head of the saint who was put to death in London in 1681.

Note “glass case”. That’s important.

Oh I know, it’s the Mirror again. The quality of content is extremely poor and meant for gradeschoolers. Anyone age 12 or up should be able to pick up the fact that this is clearly a reflection of something behind the camera person.

Note the reflection of lights above the window which has an apparent "head"

Note the reflection of lights above the window which has an apparent “head”

Notice that ceiling lights are reflected as she moves the camera downward. Then the camera is held still. It appears something in the background, perhaps other people in the area, are also reflected in the dark spot. Sure it looks like a face, but so do many reflections. And they AREN’T faces.

Lame.

Honestly, ghost evidence is so utterly pathetic these days, it’s a joke. It’s been nice for tourism, though.

  5 comments for “‘Chilling’ floating head looks rather obviously like a boring old reflection

  1. Chris Howard
    July 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    “Honestly, ghost evidence is so utterly pathetic these days, it’s a joke. It’s been nice for tourism, though.”

    There was a time when ghost evidence was of the highest quality one could hope for?

    ;-)

    • July 28, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      In an area of research that has some promise, the evidence gets BETTER, not worse. Cite — ghosts, psychics, UFOs, Bigfoot, Loch Ness monster, etc. There was a time when psychical research was done by esteemed scientists. They looked, they gave up. It’s been downhill ever since.

    • busterggi
      July 28, 2014 at 11:56 AM

      Oh yes, those old Victorian era ghost photos were much better – you could recognise the ghosts of dead relatives in photos by their photos while alive. Why, they even posed the exact same way.

  2. Bill T.
    July 28, 2014 at 1:28 PM

    “… data is missing from the news story …”, from what I’ve seen, such storys lose a lot of their interest when the info gests filled in. Coincidence?

    “The slickest way to lie …”, and all that.

  3. Tribeca Mike
    July 28, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    A Gaelic Mothman?

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