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The best of Haunted Hills Tours ghostly snaps

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Tegan with orb on the road to no where.


This red mist was caught near the pool on School Ave... The full photos are in the March Ghost Tour Gallery

This red mist (apparition) was caught near the pool on School Ave… The full photos are in the March Ghost Tour Gallery

Trees along Reserve St

Red orb, with hexagons in it. The photographer reported engaging with a confused male spirit at this point.

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From the very start of the tour, the red mist with hexagons, the photographer informed they were communicating with a male spirit

Crossing reserve street

On the road to nowhere, a stick was heard to break away from where everyone was standing, it snapped twice. And this photo was taken at the time of the sound.

On the road to no where, a stick was heard to break away from where everyone was standing, it snapped twice. And this photo was taken at the time of the sound.

Poltergeist and pushy ghosts

Poltergeists and pushy ghosts (1)

Firstly becareful: Whilst most poltergeists appear mischevious it’s best to get professional intervention as soon as possible, priest, church leader, medium,  spiritual healer.  Some people have successfully negotiated to live peacefully with poltergeists.

The term poltergeist is a German word literally meaning noisy ghost. Not all people who deal with poltergeists, ghosts, residual haunt, haunted, active haunt, messenger, spirit, orb, animal ghostpoltergeists consider it a ghost, as it rarely forms an apparition, and may not be a spirit of a loved one who’s passed. A poltergeist is rarely caught on film as though they’re using energy on

affecting the natural environment over being visible. There are shadows or distortions on some that look more authentic.

I’ve been told stories of things going thump while nothing is disturbed through to water running down walls, and other poltergeist symptoms in between. Commonly attributed poltergeist activity is on a still night windows rattle, doors slam or things open or move with no reason.

Levitation is attributed to poltergeists made famous through the “Einfield Poltergeist” , where two  police saw an arm chair levitate, the looked for wires, magnets and every other thing they could think of and couldn’t find a reason, however couldn’t proceed with an investigation as no laws were being broken. Many ghost hunters visited the house and the girls sometimes played pranks on them however they also were unable to explain the other symptoms. They saw things moving on their own, like the girls mother who was in the girls room the night the dresser moved across the room blocking the door. The mother ran to it, it rammed into at first and then she pushed it back in place.

Skeptics believed the children were playing pranks, however too many people had consistently inexplicable experiences in the house the house is considered truly haunted.

Here’s a playlist of poltergeist clips from YouTube:

Poltergeists seem to mostly be mischievous, but it is serious and you should seek some form of help. As one of the theories about poltergeists absorb energy, so use less energy, keep calm and seek help.  However lately a lot of footage is collecting with pushy ghosts. Literally on CCTV people are falling over and there is no or some distortion and they fall as though pushed.

There has been very few reported symptoms of hauntings in those areas although some are hotels and it may not be good business to accept the signs. Also it would be difficult to know if it is a ghost someone brought in or if it was one that always was there or a haunted object.

Do you have any theories why pushy ghosts are cropping up or are all these fakes and people really good at falling?

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How to take ghost photos

How to take legitimate ghost photos:

Need to find a location that is reportedly haunted or a person who experiences a lot of paranormal activity.

Ghosts are drawn to some people and animals so having other subjects in the frame is a good idea.

Try to avoid, windy, dusty or wet conditions as they can cause orbs.

Use the right settings for the conditions, for example if taking photos at night, use night settings. Low light will cause blurry photos and if there is something there it will forever be in question due to the bad camera work.

Putting the camera on something sturdy is a good idea too, to avoid blurry shots from the photographer shaking.

Tie back your hair if you have long hair, it can float in front of the camera and cause pictures to come out differently.

Avoid reflective surfaces.


How to take artistic ghost shots

That look like ghost photos (although let people know, they’re easily debunked)


Report about Ghost or Not

The report is back on Ghost or Not. Find out who won the competition and a full report on the photos received at the Friday the 13th of February ghost tour.

The report is back on Ghost or Not. Find out who won the competition and a full report on the photos received at the Friday the 13th of February ghost tour.

If you missed it, I’ve been looking for feedback on some ‘ghost or not’ photos. This was a competition and Tabfoundry was charged with randomly selecting a winner. Congratulations to the winner Teagan C.

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There was a mixed range of responses from my readers. I, thank-you all so much for your respectful responses, and of-course the pictures are still open to interpretation, but let me go through what I’ve analysed in relation to a whole range of information and research into ghost photos, are you ready to begin this journey with me? Well keep reading.

Firstly, what are the characteristics that determine a ghost captured on film vs a spirit, orb or other entity.

Ghosts are generally a carbon copy of the person as they were when they were alive. So, this includes things like height, build all being evident in some way, even if it’s a shadowy figure, there is at least height if no features. Ghosts can appear as solidly as a real person, on camera and in person.

This is one of the best examples of a ghost capture I’ve seen:

This photo was taken in the daytime, the lady captured wasn’t seen by the photographer until after she saw the photo. There is still debate surrounding this photo

One thing I was told early on that water is purifier and it’s harder for ghosts to come through.  So, while it might be a dark and stormy night outside, its not generally where the ghosts are. I’m still interested in learning more about water wraiths and other paranormal events that people have experienced in the water.

There doesn’t seem to be a distinction of dimension on the photos I have like there is in the photograph on the left. If you compare these photos to others, you can see a clear distinction between the background and the ghost, even from the photos that have shadow people.

This is Karl's twitter profile as of the 2.3.15

This is Karl’s twitter profile as of the 2.3.15

I also spoke to Karl Pfeiffer, it was on the day that darn dress trended and his comment made me think he could decipher a photo or two. Checking his profile after our conversation, I really had hit the trifecta. He is a photographer, ghost hunter and loves all things eerie. The conversation can be seen below. Karl, explained it’s where humans see patterns that are familiar to them out of random stimulus, it’s easier to find patterns on photos when you zoom in on them. I remember the photo was highly zoomed in, when I first saw the face. It was easy to see the face when I viewed on the laptop as I had seen it before, however other friends I sent it too couldn’t see the face.

This is a picture of Ferguson Robert a number of photos were taken at the time with the same result. Also the “ghosted” man has dimension and different profile to Ferguson. I wonder who it was haunting him? (Source: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/ferguson-robert.jpg)

This is in a helicopter, Mrs Sayer (pictured) remembers feeling cold even though it was warm that day, but no one was sitting next to her. Source: (http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/phantom-pilot.jpg)

Below are pictures of orbs, captured by Roy Pullin.

When I asked him about the picture, he said he wanted to see the area, which I’ve done but appears at the moment he’s on holidays but I’d love for him to comment back  about potential entities, spirits and orbs in our photos.

Some more spirit/orb photos

(source: http://www.gercsa.com/images/HauntedMissionsTrail.jpg) It looks like a low hanging moon however the moon this close to the earth would be huge. If the orb has an eye, it’s made of dust, if it doesn’t like this it’s a spirit.

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This was captured at Moe Cemetery on the 4.03.15 by Kevin Bechaz from http://cinematicrandomness.blogspot.com.au/ – This if it is a spirit would be a great example of a capture. Other wise, it’s a beam of sunshine… or…  most likely a lens flair, a very coincidental lens flair, leaving a lot of thoughts of symbolism.

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I’m new to deciphering the visual language of the spirit world. So, I’m putting it out to the people.

In conclusion, I have to say the photos from ghost or not, aren’t trophy ghost photos. While these may be spirits trying to communicate it’s more likely they’re patterns in the rock,light and raindrops that form the pattern of a face, in the light of the camera. We’ll keep trying, ghosts are everywhere. I’ll post a blog with some tips on how to get a good capture.

More ghost pictures:

Ghost or NotGhost Tour Gallery from March, Ghost Tour Gallery from April, How to take ghost photos, Verifying Ghost Photos

Ghost Stories:

Midnight Adventures

I also think locations, such as the “road to nowhere” may have more success, Halls Bay (Fernlea Road), try North Road still, the lights dimmed as we walked past that could just be the globes going on the street lights but without a lantern (it’s hard when it’s a toss up between light or dry) that night leading the way I sure noticed. Without intruding on private land I’d also recommend trying Quarry Road. Other options I was told was Haunted Hills Road, near the cemetery and the corner of Haunted Hills and Bill Shultz road. Again a lot of spirits and ghosts aren’t stuck in a particular area.

I’d love to hear from local photographers – do you keep your “ruined” photos?

As always thanks so much for all your feedback and conversations, its heaps of fun. You can keep the conversation going on Facebook or here, I read all the comments. (I do verify and approve all comments that aren’t spam – the website is just over 3 months old and I’ve been inundated with spam).


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Ghost or Not

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I’m new to deciphering the visual language of the spirit world. So, I’m putting it out to the people.

At the very first Yallourn North Ghost Tour, I was shown some  photos on a phone that looked amazing. Of course, I was really jazzed that I might have found evidence of ghosts on my first tour. It had been a great night, everybody was really complimentary afterward and it was spine tingling delicious icing on the cake.  I was a little bewildered because couldn’t pick reasons for ghosts to be in those places. (But maybe I’m over thinking it and the ghosts go where they please.) I received the photos by email and had a look tried to get some feedback on them, and was asked for photos of the area, which is a good question. So I’ve included those here for you to look through as well. (This is a picture heavy page).  But it is hopefully everything you need to know to make up your mind about the photos.

(Right at the bottom are more photos, check them out I might have missed something, and I’d love your opinion.)

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The first picture on the meme above is cropped, and the full picture of it looks like this: (without being stretched) 
It looks like a man wearing a hat, is it a trick of light or a spirit manifesting? This photo was taken on the War Memorial (made of rock) at Yallourn North, two women were taking pictures of the rock that was wet, and has a yellow light at the bottom, other photos on Haunted Hills Tours have photos of the memorial

The full file of the photo of the above picture

The full file of the photo of the above picture

The full file of the photo of the above picture

The second full file of the photo of the above picture

Is this a spirit photo? Taken on North Road, the place where I talk about the haunted houses in Yallourn North and a ghastly finding on Quarry Road.

Is this a spirit photo? Taken on North Road, the place where I talk about the haunted houses in Yallourn North and a ghastly finding on Quarry Road.


This is a park on North Road, Yallourn North, that has a seat and plenty of space to play marbles as residents remember doing when they were kids. This is a daytime picture of the above possible or not ghost pic.

If you stuck around for all that there are more photos.

If you’re entering the competition things  you need to know apart from all those deets above!

Help me decipher these photos. Tell me, if the following pictures are spirits or ghosts or not in the comments below to win a Yallourn North Ghost Tour Ticket for the 13.03.15! Follow these steps to enter:

1. Write why its a ghost or not in the comments below
2. Confirm your entry here: http://tab.fo/9whf2fs (+ see rules)

We will pick the best comment on Sunday 8 March 2015, 7:50 pm and contact the winner through the email. Find detailed rules in the link above.

You can comment without going in the competition – as to enter the draw you must follow this link http://tab.fo/9whf2fs.

If you want more information, which no doubt you do, see my blog and read all about it first and then come back here and comment – http://hauntedhillstours.com/2015/02/27/ghost-or-not (that is this page – so clicking it will link you back here – but it’s on the Facebook post and I thought it prudent to record what I do fully)

And the terms and conditions of course.

1. The promoter is: Haunted Hills Tours ABN 66287600504. You can contact Haunted Hills Tours via email, Facebook page, website, or phone 0473 945 639

2. Employees of Haunted Hills Tours or their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter the competition.
3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
 4. Route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter: You must connect through Facebook for more information Closing date for entry will be 08.03.15. After this date the no further entries to the competition will be permitted. No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.  The rules of the competition and the prize for each winner are as follows: Further information can be found at: http://hauntedhillstours.com/
5. In order to win you must be able to attend the Ghost Tour on the 13.03.15 at 8pm in Yallourn North, Victoria.
6. The promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter. The promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
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