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Forensic Lab Confirms Paranormal Evidence, Ghost Hunters Claim

Members of GPS believe they have captured definitve proof of the afterlive at the Chattanooga Public Library

Members of GPS believe they have captured definitive proof of the afterlife at a Chattanooga, Tennessee Public Library

Do ghosts exist? A forensics lab in New York thinks so. Or at least, that’s what a group of Tennessee based paranormal investigators claim.

Global Paranormal Services have been delving into a supernatural mystery at their local library for over a year now, and this Friday, they’ll be visiting again to not only continue their investigations, but to unveil evidence of that they say is definitive proof of the afterlife.

As you can imagine, they’re champing at the bit to share their findings.

“Keeping it quiet has been killing us, we’ve seen, heard, and experienced things in the Chattanooga Public Library that we’ve never found before,” ghost hunter Robert Groover, told The Chattanoogan.  “Some of the evidence has been sent to a New York forensic lab and they have confirmed the photos are of a paranormal nature.”

That last line is particularly interesting, isn’t it? If a forensic lab has really stuck it’s neck out and risked it’s credibility to confirm what the GPS team says it has, I can only imagine that this news will be the envy of every ghost hunter to ever swing a K2 meter.

In order to prepare for the big reveal, GPS has released one of their best images, captured on the fourth floor of the library. The photograph, apparently captured with an ultraviolet filter, appears to show a white figure tilted toward the sky, surrounded by an aura of purple light.  Could this be the image confirmed by the lab?

Ghost Hunters claim forensics lab confirms paranormal evidence

As if that wasn’t enough, the team will also be sharing other previously unreleased footage and audio of their evidence during their presentation.

Those interested in attending the big reveal can do so this Friday at 1001 Broad Street in downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee. The presentation is expected to begin at 7PM. If there are any readers in the area who plan on checking it out, we’d love to hear from you.

So, what do you make of the photo? Did Global Paranormal Services capture legitimate, forensics lab certified evidence of phantoms haunting the Chattanooga library? We want to know what you think. Tweet us @WhoForted, swing by our official Facebook page, or engage us in the comments below.

Greg Newkirk

Greg Newkirk

Senior Editor at Who Forted
Documentary film-maker, professional monster chaser, and mystery monger, Greg is the senior editor for Who Forted? 'Zine. When he's not occupied by writing about the wide world of the weird, he's busy directing and editing documentary films like The Bigfoot Hunter: Still Searching or writing about offbeat travel for Roadtrippers. He's currently in production on his new project: an original documentary web series titled Planet Weird. He currently lives in Cincinnati.
Greg Newkirk
Greg Newkirk

8 Comments

  1. Cullan

    03/04/2013 at 6:12 AM

    It’s CHAMPING at the bit, but I digress… :D Anyhoo… To me, this looks like a slow shutter or bulb shot with a source of light being painted along the surface of what are clearly crates or boxes in the background. If you look closely, you can see how the “white figure” follows the contours of the box, which would happen if the light was traveling along its surface. Also, in the lower third of this image (essentially empty floor space) there seems to be some evidence of blurring/smudging. This image has been manipulated, I suspect. What was covered up? I couldn’t tell you, but I smell something funny and it ain’t musty old books.

  2. Jon

    03/04/2013 at 1:32 PM

    Oh a blurred pixelated picture, umm yeah oh my god that is sooo cool NOT! I really don’t know why I do this anymore when this is the kind of crap people think is paranormal. My full spectrum 4/3 still camera can shoot a better shot than this at over 100 feet at zero lux, and my cctv rig can do well over 200+ feet with better video quality. People need to buy real dam equipment, or just say they are “hobby” ghost hunters not pros. What the hell was this taken with? I see nothing is in focus or useable regardless of what they think might be in it.

  3. Lee D Munro

    03/04/2013 at 2:18 PM

    Is Ketchum running a forensics lab in NY now? The best any self respecting forensics lab would be able to say is the image has not been manipulated and/or contains elements that are not easily explained in prosaic terms (unless the lab has insight into the nature of the paranormal and as yet hasn’t spilled the beans). Suspect it’s either a ropey lab, or the group have interpreted the lab’s response the same way Zak Bagans interprets audio.

    Still, beats yet another digital photo of a friggin’ orb…

  4. Jim

    03/06/2013 at 5:59 PM

    They expect this photo to be accepted as proof of the supernatural, and yet you can’t even make out anything natural in it. It’s so grainy and out of focus. I guess they are having fun.

  5. Seer

    03/07/2013 at 10:32 AM

    All a lab would do is say that it’s a picture of something, taken in camera and not shopped; ostensibly so is 2001 A Space Odyssey. The figure appears to be luminescent (seen on the floor reflection), AND casting a shadow onto the card drawers(?) in the background (flash gun?).

  6. RayG

    03/13/2013 at 8:13 AM

    Any followup to the ‘event’? Or is everyone too busy laughing?

  7. Lee D Munro

    03/15/2013 at 6:50 AM

    They posted 5th March that they were misquoted by paper. That image was sent to lab to confirm if it was “untouched” or not, not whether it was paranormal.

    http://www.globalparanormal.org/

    Seems reasonable. However, in the same post their old chestnut that anything unexplained equates to it being paranormal is not so reasonable.

  8. EnderWiggin

    03/20/2013 at 3:30 AM

    Let’s set the stage…#1 obvious light source in the foreground of the “figure.” #2 Figure happens to be right in front of some solid flat surface. (painted on?) #3 solid shadow from the “figure” to the back of the room.
    Conclusion: the only thing not natural about their “big reveal” is their attention to detail while setting up a cut-rate hoax.

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