Category: paranormal research

Computer Vision: The Future of Image Analysis for Paranormal…

Computer Vision: The Future of Image Analysis for Paranormal Research?

Spoiler Alert:  The image on display is not of a bespectacled ghost, but rather it is of a kinetic sculpture of a bicyclist in motion, and rendered from a computer vision algorithm designed for change detection and movement tracking

Computer Vision is the science of how a computer recognizes, interprets and understands the environment it sees.  The four approaches of computer vision can be broadly characterized as: recognition; reconstruction; registration; and reorganization

Computer vision is the power behind optical character recognition; 3-D and panoramic viewing; face and object recognition; biometrics and medical imaging; robotics; interactive games; special effects in motion pictures and television; smart as well self-driving cars; and helping the blind to navigate

Many computer vision applications can be found in the OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision) library which provides a cross-platform repository containing more than 2500 algorithms for machine perception.

OpenCV algorithms that can be used to identify or track moving objects and to recognize faces or features in scenery

may have usefulness for paranormal research. Some examples classes of algorithms include:

  • Background Subtraction.  Mixture of Gaussians (MOG) is a filtering technique that extracts a moving foreground from a static background, which is useful for change detection. The MOG2 variant used in the feature image also tracks shadows in connection with moving objects
  • Edges and Gradients. The Canny algorithm is a multi-stage noise filtering method for edge detection. Laplace and Sobel are noise filtering algorithms designed for detecting image gradients (or changes in image intensity) 
  • Face/Object Recognition. These methods makes use of trained models (classifiers) that

    in a staged (cascading) manner

    look for line, edge and rectangular features in pixel blocks that correspond to facial features.  The Haar cascade is commonly used and it is owned by Intel Corp

Perhaps the easiest way to use computer vision scripts is within Python, which is a high-level language general purpose language designed with a simple and readable syntax.  OpenCV scripts can also be customized and compiled in C++, MATLAB and CUDA. 

CUDA runs on NVIDIA graphics processing units (GPUs) providing acceleration that can enable computer vision in real time. ANACONDA is a distribution bundles CUDA, Python and its most popular packages.

Technologists still do not fully understand how computers see.  An example would be apparent false positives in the form of person-like articulated skeleton anomalies occasionally encountered in the Kinect structured light sensor

We can not claim computer vision algorithms will find ghosts nor see what is unseen. However, computer vision carries to the potential to normalize image analysis, putting it on par with industry practices elsewhere.  It will prove useful to believers and skeptics alike  


Background Foreground Substraction MOG2 Algorithm Applied to Bicycle Mini Kinetic Sculpture from Dana Paige. (2018). Maryland Paranormal Research


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Hays, J. (2018). CS-143: An Introduction to Computer Vision. Brown University, Providence RI

How Computer Vision Is Finally Taking Off, After 50 Years. (2017, May 3). Nat and Friends. YouTube

OpenCV: Open Source Computer Vision Library. (2018). The OpenCV Team

Pulli, K. et al. (2012, Jun).  Real Time Computer Vision with Open CV. Communications of the ACM. Association for Computing Machinery.  Reprinted by NVIDIA Research




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Top 10 Paranormal Facts | 2017 Favourites’ C…

Top 10 Paranormal Facts | 2017 Favourites’ COMPILATION

Paranormal compilation. In this video, I showcase some of the best paranormal cases featured by the Paranormal Scholar in 2017. Are these some of the best evidence of the paranormal? 

 ⤕ 2016 Compilation –

The Ghost Studies: We’re Starting to REALLY UN…

The Ghost Studies: We’re Starting to REALLY UNDERSTAND!: undefined

reallifeishorror: The origins of the EVP:We’v…


The origins of the EVP:

We’ve all seen at least one of the many ghost hunting TV shows out there; self pro-claimed paranormal investigators waving EMF meters around, swinging crystals in circles and attempting to record the voices of the dead. But did you ever wonder about the roots of the EVP?

Although he was known for being a writer and intellectual, it was parapsychology that Latvian born Konstantīns Raudive was passionate about.So much so that he dedicated the last decade of his existence to the study of voices from beyond.

Once a student of psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung, as well as working as a university lecturer whilst in exile in Sweden to escape the Soviet occupation of Latvia during the second world war, Raudive settled into his old age with an intense interest in the afterlife.

In 1968 he published his book “Unhörbares wird hörbar” (inaudible becomes audible). The book was the fruit of 10 years of investigative labor into electronic voice phenomenon, or EVP for short, which was published three years later in English under the title of “breakthrough:an Amazing Experiment in Electronic Communication with the Dead”.

He made over 100,000 recordings in his decade of research, using methods such as leaving a microphone and recorder in an empty room and allowing it to record without interaction, recording radio static and white noise and diode recording using a regular antenna crystal radio, set to AM frequency.

Raudive was Originally inspired by Friedrich Jürgenson’s book published in 1964 titled “Voices from space” which was inspired by some reel to reel recordings of EVP’s Jürgenson had accidentally picked up while recording birds singing in his garden. Allegedly, the birds could not be heard at all when he played the  recording back, and instead there was static and hissing. 

He heard the voice of his passed mother “Friedel, can you hear me? It’s Mummy”.

After hearing the voice, Jürgenson was said to abandon all of his other interests in pursuit of Parapsychology. In 1965 Raudive and Jürgenson met and together began investigating the voices of the dead. Raudive would listen to the audio over and over and was said to clearly hear and understand the different polyglottic voices present on the tapes. 

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Here’s a YT video of the Flexi for “Breakthrough” with examples of the EVP 

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Spirits use Cat meows to speak through my Wo…

Spirits use Cat meows to speak through my Wonder Box. How it works.

Huff Paranormal

Published on 27 Nov 2017

This is a video that is more of a VLOG as I talk about how spirits speak to use using devices such as the Wonder Box, and then I prove it. SPIRITS SPEAK by manipulation of audio. They need US to give them a VOICE and then they use that VOICE to speak.

Hey all! This video is for fun, to show you guys and to prove that yes, spirits MANIPULATE audio to speak, period. Many do not realize this. This is why (good well implemented) apps work, and why some do not. It also shows how the Wonder Box works and what it offers to the spirits to make speaking much easier than normally. Clear proof here and while using cat meows is awful, as it is a horrible voice to give spirit, you can hear them trying to form words using the meows. Then they validate clearly that they tried it when I use the SCD-2, and they answer me directly. To speak with spirits, AM/FM radio is not needed, rather it hinders communication due to noise and fast scans (they work but are not ideal). Many apps also hinder communication with sound effects and noise, and what we as an ITC community need to start working with is ENERGY and ways to actually help spirits speak clearly, more directly and with longer replies. If you watch the entire video here you will see and hear how the Wonder Box works to help spirit speak. Thank you all, and love to all!

How Humans Hear & Why Its Important For Parano…

How Humans Hear & Why Its Important For Paranormal Research!: undefined

Episode 6.10 – Whitley Strieber & Jeffrey Kripal

Episode 6.10 – Whitley Strieber & Jeffrey Kripal:


Read this book Ya’ll! I just finished it last week and I guarantee you’ll be blown away.

Ghost Box: Voices from Spirits, ETs, Shadow People & Other…

Ghost Box: Voices from Spirits, ETs, Shadow People & Other Astral Beings Paperback – August 8, 2017by Chris Moon (Author), Paulette Moon (Author)

The Ghost Box

A Device of Fascination and Fear

Discover the mind-blowing, bone-chilling stories of a leading investigator as he pioneers the use of this intriguing tool

Chris Moon was the first investigator to use the celebrated device known as the ghost box to facilitate real-time, two-way communication with the spirit world. In Ghost Box, Chris shares the extraordinary spiritual contacts he’s made with the box during investigations of famous haunted locations such as the Sallie House and the Lizzie Borden House. Also revealed in this amazing book are Chris’s experiences using the box to communicate with the spirit of Abraham Lincoln, JFK assassination witnesses, shadow people, and the spirits who come through during his frequent gallery readings.

Based on Thomas Edison’s designs for the “Telephone to the Dead,” this device―also called Frank’s Box in honor of its designer Frank Sumption―has been used to communicate with an incredible variety of spirits and astral beings. This book shares the fascinating story of how Frank’s Box came to be and explores the startling truths of the spirit world.

“[T]his book will please

AMAZING REAL Spirit and Ghost Photographs and how you can take…

AMAZING REAL Spirit and Ghost Photographs and how you can take your own.

Published on 8 Aug 2017


Enjoy. Thank you. New video soon.