Once photography entered the picture, catching a spirit on camera became a real possibility. An amateur American photographer by the name of William Mumler is thought to be the first person to capture a ‘spirit’ in a photograph in the early 1860s. Of course, if you go back and look at photos from that era, they all look a bit sketchy. Mumler was later accused of using a double exposure technique in order to fool people.
Nowadays, technology has improved ten-fold and people are capturing footage, images, and recordings of unexplained phenomena all of the time, claiming they have evidence of a potential haunting. But are they actually catching a spirit in the act? Or is there another explanation for what they are capturing.
The truth is, even with high-definition cameras, and other advancements in technology, we are still unable to definitively prove the existence of ghosts and spirits. To date, every paranormal event that someone has captured is subject to interpretation. Skeptics claim it’s something other than a ghost, and believers claim it is a ghost. Who are we to believe?