Our sitting this week was a little different to our regular meetings. For the first time, we attempted to photograph the medium whilst transfiguration was occurring. This was done under the complete direction of the Spirit team. The camera (digital) was switched into a manual mode with the flash turned off, and set upon a tripod, aimed at the cabinet/medium, and was located within reach of the sitters. The sitting began in complete black out and lasted approximately 1.5hrs.
Tangible excitement was felt in the séance room before the sitting began, and this excitement was communicated by the various Spirit people that spoke to us.
Communication with our main Spirit Guide began after 5 minutes or so. After several further minutes, various other regular personalities made themselves known. After the initial rush of excited visitors passed, our main communicator began to direct the photography experiment which began with a series of test shots, taken in the complete darkness.
It was noted that the shutter speed varied between these initial test shots – the 2nd photograph taking longer, although the conditions were not at all altered by the sitters. These photographs revealed a ‘static’ like effect. The second photograph, with the much longer shutter speed time, potentially revealed a ‘face’ within this static blur.
The sitters were then asked to turn off the camera, and sing along to the music, and report any changes to the energy that they felt in this time.
Soon after, the energy was reported to feel ‘light and clear’, and a ‘movement’ within the darkness was noticed. Darker patches within the (already 100% blacked out) room were noticed by all sitters. Cold patches were also noted by the sitters on their knees and shoulders.
Spirit requested that the camera be switched on again, and subsequently directed a series of shots. Again, varying shutter speeds were noticed.
Spirit then requested that the red light was to be turned on, although aimed away from the cabinet, and conversation then followed with two ‘known to the Circle’ visitors. The sitters were then directed to adjust the light, and to open the cabinet curtains.
Energy was seen emanating from the mediums head area, which appeared to come out of the cabinet towards the sitters, and which then filled the whole room. The energy was described as ‘half fluffy’ and ‘half liquid’. Bright energy was noted at the top of head of the medium and their skin appeared illuminated with bright white energy. Energy then appeared to engulf the medium and extend beyond the cabinet, reaching the walls of the room, and within it, movement and flashes were seen.
The next photographed was requested after a count down of ten seconds. Transfiguration of the mediums’ face was occurring at this time, although face was not recognised. Energy was also reported coming out of the mediums ear.
This process was repeated several times over, with the sitters reporting different facial features each time, such as the appearance of old fashioned, large rimmed glasses; the appearance of a very elegant face with a very long, thin neck, and the face of a passed loved one being confidently recognised by one of the sitters.
The Spirit team then advised that the light could be brought more forwards, towards the medium. Further faces were recognised, including that of a relative of one of the sitters, as well as two more well-known personalities, as well as several other unrecognised, but distinctive faces, which again included features such as moustaches, which the medium does not have. Changes to the mediums hands were also noted during this time, which were seen to shrink and increase in size and thickness, and yellow and blue coloured energy was noted.
The sitting was drawn to a close by our main Spirit communicator, who thanked us for the opportunity to experiment in this way.
Approximately 70 photos were taken during this experimental sitting. The changes that were seen during the séances have been noted in some of the photographs, but only in a subtle way, and we do not feel that they would stand up to public scrutiny at this stage.
We have learnt that the camera needs to be ‘zoomed’ in more to the medium to allow for clearer images, and that the back ground to the medium needs to be kept clear to avoid misinterpretation and uncertainty of what is being seen in the photographs.
However, we can see changes to the face and hand areas of the medium in the photograph, which indicate favourably that with a bit more trial and error, we may indeed be able to really capture all that is being described, and more, in this short report.
If you have any experience of photographing ‘energy’ in séance conditions, then we’d love to hear from you – any tips/advice would be much appreciated – thank you!
…several photographs from this sitting to follow.