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Skeptical Analysis of the Paranormal Society

"Le doute n'est pas une condition agréable, mais la certitude est absurde."

—Voltaire

Belcourt Castle Re-creation

SAPS Correspondent Jonathan Takes a Look at Rotating Reflections.

A piece of footage on a paranormal investigation group's web site reveals a ghostly mirror whose reflection seems to rotate. While viewing this, it came to the attention of SAPS that in fact, the mirror itself was moving.

View the "paranormal" footage here: Belcourt Castle Mirror

SAPS correspondent Jonathan stepped in for a re-creation. Using string, he was able to create the same effect.

View the String version here:

Jonathan's String Version

Thank you, Jonathan, for proving once again that paranormal footage can be re-created, no ghosts involved!

For more information on this re-creation, e-mail Jonathan Fenderson at:

Jonathan.Fenderson@gmail.com

Update:

Many of you have written in to say that the re-created footage is not similar enough to the Belcourt Castle footage. SAPS has listened to your e-mails, and Jonathan has revisited the rotating reflection to demonstrate. In the re-creation, Jonathan has slowed the rate of camera motion in order to show how the movement of the camera can offset the motion of the mirror and make it appear as though the mirror is stationary.

Watch the footage here:Belcourt Castle Revisited

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