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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Daytime Photo of Myrtles Apparition Photo Area for Comparison
Wednesday, January 19, Lead Paranormal Investigator Mike Chapman traveled to The Myrtles Plantation and took dozens of photos of the area on the grounds where the apparition photo was taken on November 4, 2010. The original photo by P.I. Kimberly DeLorenze is posted at left. One of the daytime photos of the same area, taken today, is posted just below it. This can be used for comparison purposes. N.A.P.S.'s Case Manager Kim Frith accompanied him on the trip. These shots were taken around 4:30pm today, January 19, 2011.
The original apparition photo was taken with a SVP Full Spectrum high-definition camera in photo mode; the shot has been gray-scaled with a photo editor. The daytime photo was taken with a Nikon CoolPix 990. Mike's theory is that the photo is a residual apparition, in which a male seems to be holding his arms out to take in the child, and an adult female seems to be walking away. Recently, another investigator, Shane Shippy of Pomona, California, pointed out that a fourth apparition seems to be visible to the right of the slanted tree on the right of the photo, which appears to be a female servant or maid in dark, full length dress. Others think it is the large tree in the background, although it goes lower into the picture than the tree trunk.
Kim made an important observation that corresponds with Mike's theory above. She observed that all four apparitions are on a line that is on the path that goes directly from the Caretaker's Cottage (which is to the left in the Original apparition photo) and goes straight to the Main House, which is to the right in the original photo. The photo at left is a shot from the Caretaker's Cottage looking toward the side steps of the Main House, and gives a perfect perspective of the path or line between the two. The apparitions appear right on top of this path - or line - between the two sets of steps. Could it be that a mother (perhaps Sarah Mulford Stirling?) was "dropping off" one of the girls to the caretaker for care, and a female servant had accompanied the mother out to do that? That idea fits the positions and locations of the apparitions in the original photo. It also lends weight to the idea or theory that the apparitions are residual. Of course, that is all simply speculation. Interesting!
Thanks to all of our A.G.S. peers and colleagues who are making comments on the photo. Your opinions matter greatly to us, and we appreciate your professionalism and candor.