Discussion in 'Ghosts: General' started by skinny, Jan 23, 2015.
I have a big nose, but my head is out of the frame. Must be some other ghoully.
What are the specifics on the camera that snapped the 3 photos? (Brand, model, features ... )
Does this camera have a fixed focus, or does it have an auto-focusing lens system?
Where, if anywhere, was this camera aimed / positioned prior to being placed to monitor the staircase?
Was the room illumination constantly on prior to your ascending the stairs, or had light(s) been activated or de-activated just before you climbed the staircase?
Three things strike me about the trio of photos:
- The apparent figure is consistently at the same vertical level / same stairstep as you.
- In the first (lowest elevation) photo, the figure seems to be facing away from the camera. There's only the vaguest of imagery above the figure's apparent waistline - enough to (e.g.) suggest the figure is twisting to one side at the waist. If that is indeed the figure's upper body, it's notably shrunken / small in proportion to the lower part.
- In the second (intermediate elevation) photo, the crease lines in the apparent 'pants' and the angular positioning of the knees are just as consistent - if not more so - with a figure descending the stairs.
First off I'm not sure where the nonfunctioning camera is. My wife tends to dispose of broken product. I ordered the camera on line from Amazon. Actually I have had two. Neither one functioned much longer than 2 years. It was actually called a "Spy Camera" and was made to look like a room fresh scent stand. The company that makes it may no longer be around. I ordered a third one on Amazon, it was never acknowledged, I never received it. Both Amazon and I tried to made contact but neither of us were successful. Amazon cancelled my credit card charge. The best thing about this camera was it was so simple to operate; even an old fart like me could do it. The focus must of been fixed as everything was in good detail whether close or far away. It shot in very low light but often the photos were too dark to show anything. When that series of picture were taken I had the hall over head light on. Keep in mind our front stairs are rarely used. Even company uses the rear stairs because they are so much more convenient. We often have sounds that appear to come from the front stairs and that is why I had the camera aimed up them. I have a statue of a sitting fairy on a short pillar stand on the right side at the bottom of the stairs. The camera was braced between the fairy's wings and aimed up the stairs. I figure that's why our heads are out of the cameras range,
Brig, did you order a new camera like the one I pointed out recently?
Yes I did. It came. But I cannot fet it to work. It goes through all of the motions and makes an audible click when anyone passes in front of it. I have the chip and minichip it requires but my chip monitor reports "no results."
Hmmm. Obvious, I know...did you try getting a replacement? Sounds like a dud.
Another throught - try reading the chip with your computer (you probably need a chip reader or slot on your PC). It may have some data on it.
I will try it.
It might be too late to check this, but maybe the history of your Amazon orders still exists and could give clues about the camera's model and its manufacture. I've never checked how far back the accessible records go.
My Amazon order history goes right back to when I first signed-up in 2002!
I just figger I'm too old to understand how to use the thing.
Brig, wait for the next nice day (this may be a few days based on what's happening where I am), go outside and ask the first 15-year-old you see to set it up for you. That's what I would do. In the last 50 years our genes have evolved and I know that I'm left out. They do it on instinct.
I'm 56. If I was there, I'd sort it out for you.
I'd suggest you read the manual.
Not my experience, many are written by people deficient in English or who have never actually used the machine, especially small items. I sympathize with Brig who has chronic problems with cameras. I can initiate a 50-person network just fine (or could before I retired) but once again last night could not for the life of me figure out what the thermostat wanated me to do - clearly a sentence had been left out. That's why people get paid for technical writing.
I am a technical writer.
I'm sure you didn't write the 6-point type partial instructions for my thermostat. I know a few people who are technical writers and I'm sure I would have no problem with their instructions. But the others, the others... My point was that the kids I know don't even read the instructions. They hardwire to the buttons. And Brig shouldn't feel that it's wrong to just find a kid.
True story. The last year I taught school, they had just brought into the classrooms our very first computers. Teachers were told to use them, especially if we weren't computer savvy. I was in a kindergarten class and the kids were all busy(yes that can actually happen in kindergarten); so I figured I'd try my hand at the computer. With in minutes had the thing locked up. Nothing I could do would set it straight. A child at one of the tables asked "What is the matter?" I said "I've locked up the computer, perhaps your teacher can correct it when she returns." The little fellow waddled over to the computer, looked at it, punched a few keys and said, "There ya go Mr.-----. At that point I realized I was over the hill. But when a little girl about 8 or 9 told me I had her grandmother in kindergarten, I began to consider retirement.
Last night I had a strange experience. I was waking up at about 3:30 am, give or take a few minutes, by something that was like someone sitting on the edge of the bed then getting up. It was on the far side of the bed an I thought it was Shadow (my schnauzer) trying to get back in bed after leaving for a drink, This occurred at least three times and I was awake enough to realize Shadow was only inches from my head and sleeping soundly. Needless to say as soon as I raised up to see what was going on the movement ended. Thinking back on it, Shadow is not big enough to make the displacement I felt. Considering my age and all, I did use the opportunity to make a jon visit. Never saw anything that would have been trying to climb in or out of the bed. My vigilant Shadow slept through it all. Even my return from the bathroom and getting back in bed failed to arouse her.
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