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Title: Child Ghost of Mia Mia cemetary: QLD
Post by: KANACKI on July 26, 2020, 05:55:39 AM
In Queensland, Australia in 1945 a mother named 'Miss Andrews' went to visit the grave of her late daughter and decided to take a photograph of the gravestone.

Upon developing the image, she noticed the ghostly image of a young child staring right back at the camera.
Now, Miss Andrews did not recognize the child as her own daughter because her daughter died at the age of 17, much older than the apparent age of the infant. However, perhaps what is the most chilling about this, is that a paranormal researcher went to that very grave to find a possible explanation for the picture and found a nearby grave dedicated to 2 infant children.

This strange picture can be seen below. For those who cannot see the picture then I suggest joining the forum to see amazing things. Was the picture just a clever fake or way there some thing more deeper to explore into the story?

Perhaps a little walk on the dark side?

to be continued....

Title: Re: Child Ghost of Mia Mia cemetary: QLD
Post by: KANACKI on July 30, 2020, 06:07:25 PM
Firstly my apologies old Kanacki's eyes are not good these days the name of the cemetery is Ma Ma.

That cleared I shall continue......

To this day, there is still no explanation as to the apparent apparition in the image..." A woman named Mrs. Andrews was visiting the grave of her daughter in a cemetery in Queensland, Australia in 1946 or 1947. Her daughter Joyce had died about a year earlier, in 1945, at the age of 17. Mrs. Andrews saw nothing unusual when she took this photo of Joyce's gravemarker.

Here is clear photograph of the picture below.

Title: Re: Child Ghost of Mia Mia cemetary: QLD
Post by: KANACKI on July 30, 2020, 06:08:40 PM
When the film was developed, Mrs. Andrews was astonished to see the image of a small child sitting happily at her daughter's grave.

The ghost child seem to be aware of Mrs. Andrews since he or she is looking directly into the camera.

Is is possibly a double exposure? Mrs. Andrews said there were no such children nearby when she took the photograph and, moreover, did not recognize the child at all it was no one she would have taken a picture of. She remarked that she did not believe it was the ghost of her daughter as a child.

Title: Re: Child Ghost of Mia Mia cemetary: QLD
Post by: KANACKI on July 30, 2020, 06:12:23 PM
nvestigating this case, Australian paranormal researcher Tony Healy visited the cemetery in the late 1990s. Near Joyce's grave he found the graves of two infant girls.

The possible explanations are (in decreasing order of magnitude):
1. Deliberate Fake
2. Accidental Fake
3. Paranormal
We know that there are millions of provably deliberate and accidental fake photos. We know of no provably paranormal photos.

So by far the most likely explanation is a fake. It's unlikely that you could ever find out now if it was deliberate or accidental, with the people involved long dead, but there's not pressing need to prove it.

However, given the lack of double exposure elsewhere in the photo, and accidental double would need the child photographed on a large dark background by someone other than Mr Andrews. So I lean towards deliberate fake.

Additional evidence for "deliberate" is what looks like part of an arm, which does not really seem to fit either photo, and it's hard to see how it could be accidental.

I suspect many young people are unfamiliar with just how common double exposures were back in early film days. They grew up with highly reliable film cameras, or increasingly entirely digital cameras.
A double exposure is simply taking two photos with the same piece of film. Normally you'd wind the film on after each photo, and the cameras were designed to require this before pressing the shutter button. But it was possible to bypass it manually on many cameras, and it can happen accidentally if the film slips - more common in older cameras.

Fake photos using double exposures have been around since the 1860s

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