Purple lines

In 1993 Richard Wiseman and Icelandic parapsychologist Erlendur Haraldsson traveled around India investigating various allegedly paranormal phenomena.

At one point they examined a guru named Swami Premananda in Southern India. Premananda claimed to materialise objects in his hands. During the work they stepped outside and took a Polaroid. There is a purple haze around the group, and a purple dot over some of the heads.


What do you think?  Comment and vote now!

101 Responses to “Purple lines”

  1. Melissa Says:

    not sure- again negative would be worth looking at

  2. Wendy Says:

    It’s a polaroid.
    The distribution of the chemicals on the photographic film would be affected by the temperature.
    I think this is simply a case of the developing chemicals pooling on the film and showing as light purple spots.
    This sort of thing happened all the time with polaroid cameras during hot summers.
    You got chemical banding in a lot of pictures.

    • anne Says:

      You are right, it is a chemical fault due to the rollers on the camera not being cleaned, not something a commercial user would do. The picture deterioates over time giving the yellow and blue emphasis.

  3. Lorraine Says:

    I have similar photos taken about 30 years ago that have similar marks on them. I think it is just poor quality photographic paper.

    • David D Says:

      I agree

    • Jane Says:

      Yes I would agree with this.
      I had a poloroid myself many years ago and I got some strange images off it but none that I would consider paranormal.

    • Mel Says:

      yeah, its a natural thing that seems to happen with old photographs, I have some old Polaroids of my great grandparents that have things similar on them. Not only that, but it used to happen when I played around in the dark room, if i didn’t fix the photo properly certain areas would become purple after a while, and based on that being a Polaroid, its the same process essentially, and if one chemical doesn’t hit the right area, you end up with that anywhere from a month to years later

  4. KCJ Says:

    This photo is too old. So It is natural I think

  5. Mike Says:

    Haha. This is just double exposure. Looks like the second pic is of some long curtains :))

  6. nam Says:

    귀신이 어디있다는거야…

  7. Anonymous Says:


  8. sunghwanlim Says:

    haha this is just double exposure. ghost family love? haha

  9. pyo sh Says:

    헐 귀신이어딨서 귀신이

  10. Says Says:


  11. Anonymous Says:

    한국사람들 참 대단해..ㅋㅋ

  12. ....what Says:

    어….귀신이란게 설마…..
    저 남자분 머리위에서 반짝이는….겁니까..?

  13. gogo Says:

    한국사람들 대단해 ㅋㅋㅋ

  14. ...huh? Says:


    if that is a ghost then i’m god ㅍㅅ

    i think this piture is absolute fake

    mayb the blue thing is just a water or sth else

  15. youjin Says:


  16. asdf Says:

    귀신이 아니라 귀신사진같은거라고 생각하는사람들이 올리면


  17. Anonymous Says:

    ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ미쳤구만 뭐이따구임 버려걍

  18. asdf Says:


  19. peace Says:

    What the hell was that?!!

  20. 김충희 Says:

    아웃겨쓰러지겠네 ㅋㅋ한국인이 참많아 ㅋㅋㅋ이홈피머하는대야?왜 코리언들이 여기 잔뜩있는대?ㅋㅋ

  21. 김병찬 Says:

    저건 사진을 카메라로 찍으면 저렇게됨 ㅇㅇㅇ

  22. That is... Says:

    저건 사진을 인화할때 잘못한거야…

  23. 병신임 Says:


  24. 병신임 Says:

    김병찬니 영주사람아니라 ? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  25. probably Says:

    I think that is fake because i can’t find a ghost also , it doesn’t looks like ghost… it will fake

  26. ㅇ. Says:

    장담하는데 님들 네이버뉴스보고 온거지?

  27. JH Says:

    귀신은 중간에 흰 옷 입은 사람입니다.

  28. JJ Says:

    오른쪽 안경 머리에서 나오는 보랏빛은 소드마스터급에 이르면 나오는 오러 블레이드임. 형상으로 보아 소드 엑스퍼트를 갓 탈피한 수준.

  29. 귀신 Says:

    그냥 미니홈피자너… 귀신어딨어?

  30. Anonymous Says:

    Looks like a negatie that was damaged

  31. zzz Says:

    히밤 여기 한국사람 엄청많네 이싸이트 뭐지;;;;; JJ님 오러블레이드래 ㅋㅋㅋ

    판타지 너무 많이 보셨음 근데 진짜 설마 귀신이 저거 머리에 있는 빛인가;;ㄷㄷ

    it looks like light reflecion 음,…이 영어가 맞는 어법인가 모르겠네

  32. qwe Says:

    Oh My God!

  33. 조용해!! Says:


  34. 문병국 Says:

    -ㅅ- WBC baseball Korea fighting!!ㅋㅋㅋ 한국인 대단하심~!!ㅋㅋ

  35. Anonymous Says:

    Nice socks. Pulled up tightly.

  36. denise Says:

    it could be fake ..but it could be real too! who knows

  37. Julie Says:

    I think its just a poor quality photo from an old camera.

  38. S Mandy Says:

    I am from India and I know his Guru “Premananda” thing…I am not sure of the year,but couple of years back this Guy shot into fame…his photo splashed all over the National News papers..Guess what,He was caught red handed for rape and Sex related atrocities on young women and childern in his so called Ashram…now its any body’s guess on the authenticity of the photo….this guys was convicted and jailed..you can google his news

  39. holly Says:

    this is just a poor quality photo

  40. Soapy Sam Says:

    This one’s real. No question.
    Wiseman is a lightning rod for CHI energy. Good gods, look at the socks. Any god worth his salt would hurl bolts of quasi-solid lightning at such a monstrosity.

  41. gorn m Says:

    what about the purple dots above/ on the heads???

  42. ㅋㅋ Says:

    wonderful korea!!!

  43. 맥콜레 Says:

    귀신이 어딨심?

  44. lee young gi Says:

    뭐가 구신인지?? 한국사람들 많네 ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  45. Svetlana Says:

    я верю в призраков!

  46. Jackie Says:

    just poor quality sorry

  47. Kosinus Says:

    йухня эт всё помойму))))

  48. Andreas Says:

    poor quality of paper

  49. screwkorea Says:

    Korean spam ….mmm, delicious.

  50. Sarah Says:

    The two higher dots are at the same level even though the subjects under the lights are different heights- this to me suggests that the phenomenon has nothing to do with the individuals being photographed, and is a photographic fault as described in earlier comments. I did like the comment about Wisemans’ socks attracting the wrath of the Gods – I don’t think I can rule that one out!!

  51. Chong gack gui shin Says:

    I think all most pictures are fake. something is wrong. camera, light, dust, etc.. really i want to say this box. My nation baseball team will win this big match. kakaka aleady Korean have win Japan. Chinese, Twian so sorry… they are not in our mind. USA.. so..? Just big guys….

  52. Ronnie Says:

    I just want to hear more about the visit and if any of the other yogis that could supposedly do supernatural things, such as levitate, were also visted. Is there any reading material available from this trip? Thanks!

    P.S. As for the photo, I would say it was a film artifact from light exposure.

  53. Claudio Says:

    Damaged photograph… But the guy in the center looks kinda dead to me.

  54. Mark Ribbands Says:

    An excellent demonstration not only of proto-ectoplasmic subliminal materialisation, but also of why no one uses Polaroid cameras anymore 🙂

  55. Jenny Says:

    It’s a typical dodgy polaroid.

  56. SCANER Says:

    Призраки это пиздец, но их так мало =(

  57. Angela Says:

    Ha haha. Look at those shorts!!!

    Criminal, not paranormal

  58. Mr Q Says:

    better went to south east asia especially indonesia to see the real ghost

  59. May Says:

    just wondering…. has it got anything yo do with Korean baseball team???
    however, the pic looks normal to me

  60. ofn Says:

    may be this is some kind of negative’s corruption or finger-print effect.
    look at http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/9375/ghostdrums.jpg
    photo made by me in 2007 with FED5, 35mm USSR classic. negative was _scanned_ with hp scanjet 3800. so, not only Polaroid can do that )

    also, where is Swami Premananda on photo?

  61. ZeroCorpse Says:

    I’m going to go with chemical goof-up, probably (as stated above) due to this being a Polaroid image.

  62. hagee Says:

    I think…it might be jesus

  63. esmercrazy Says:

    it is a çakma bu fotolar phptpshop die bısı war 😀

  64. ffabio marcio Says:

    fffbom eu sou do brasil fiquei sabendo do site pela bbc brasil .
    quero dz q apessar de eu ñ ter religião assuntos como este sempre me chamão a atenção , eu reaomente acredito que há vida após a morte e que ñ estmos sos

  65. Ana Candida Says:

    Muitas fotos são assustadoras, mas a maioria me parece somente serem sombras… e algumas luzes ao tirar as fotos… Porem aquela da manininha nas pernas das pessoas e algumas outras são realmente intrigantes!!! uiuiuiuiuiu fico até amedrontada!

  66. Alberto Says:

    Por que vocês não escrevem em português??

  67. Marcia Says:

    Nao acredito que fantasmas possam aparecer em fotos pois não pertecem ao nosso plano espiritual…não acredito!!!

  68. Darlon Says:

    Huuu… creepy peoplei n this pic! that´s scary!

  69. Anonymous Says:

    vãvão voces todos se fode
    ddpois vcs nao tem nada a fase

  70. fantasma da meia noite Says:

    parem de mi perseguirem seus porra louca vcs não tem nada a fazer hahahahahah viadinhos de merda

  71. fantasma da meia noite Says:


  72. Mairon Lima Says:

    Ghost rules, i´m rule! ho ha hi hu he ha hi ho hu yeah!!!!!!!

  73. Dessa Says:

    Isso tudo é muito sinistro!

  74. Fabio Says:

    They’re all ghost and that’s it.

  75. isa Says:


  76. xiao Says:


  77. kk Says:


  78. David Says:

    i have a similar photo from the 70’s. It is clear from that photo that i have that it is a processing fault.

  79. Dominic Hopkirk Says:

    Mr Wiseman,
    What are you doing entertaining this by putting it on the website? You’re not as stupid as some of these people who think they’ve captured ghosts in potographs are you?

  80. Chuzzy Says:

    I suggest ur parapsychologist see a regular one!

  81. Vicky Says:

    Polariod pics have always been tempermental… The purple stuff is looks just like what happens when a polariod has been bent, dirtied or age. Nothing supernatural here,,,

  82. nad Says:


  83. Ha that's a fake! Says:

    피식 저게 진짜면 이세상에 진짜는 몇개?

  84. henrique Says:

    pareidolia ou efeito da camera

  85. Anonymous Says:

    Old film

  86. BeTa & kLaRa Says:

    hmmm I dont believe it…..

  87. kayla Says:


  88. Heather, 11 Says:

    This was a camera error. How could anyone think otherwise? It’s a mess-up when developed. It’s obvious. There’ve been way better pictures. This happens to older cameras all the time.

  89. Childbehind Says:

    Soapy Sam, I almost crapped in my pants laughing so loud. Infernal sox! jajajajajaja!

  90. Anonymous Says:


  91. Ruby Says:

    Does anyone else think that that looks oddly like the airbrush feature on the program ‘paint’? I’m not an expert, but whether it is or not is up to you.

  92. Shaggy Says:

    Camera default. All the way and all the time. Are folks in India too lazy to but on clothes instead of bath robes after the shower.Also the man in the yellow shirt needs pants.

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