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Images In Mirrors & Reflective Surfaces

By Mike Sullivan

I captured these images using a process I call Reflective Photography. The process involves taking a picture of a reflective surface, usually a mirror or a bottle. While I have occasionally captured images in daylight (using bottles, rarely mirrors), the best results are achieved by shooting in darkness or dimly lit areas using a flash. A flash is always used in this process as it appears to be the element that allows the images to be created much like background noise is utilized in the creation of the voices obtained through electronic voice phenomena. In most of these photos the background has been completely replaced by the new image captured in the reflective surface. In a few cases, however, portions of the normal background are visible along with the unseen "extras" captured in the mirror. Great care has been taken to rule out normal background objects.

Please Note:

I call the process "Reflective Photography" for lack of a better name. While I developed the process through trial and error and without guidance from others, I do not claim to be the creator of it or it's title. I  know there are people using variations of this process and I'm sure there are others who have probably discovered this exact procedure on their own just as I did. If you are interested in obtaining these types of images than I encourge you to give it a try. Like EVP, capturing images in reflective surfaces can be accomplished by anyone who is willing to take the time and make the effort required to do so.

Many of these images were received during scheduled sessions in my spirit room. Here are two EVPs that I recorded during separate sessions where comments were made about the process:

 "Took A Picture" 

 I recorded this EVP while taking pictures during a session in my room.

 

"Got The Mirrors"

 I had decided to focus on EVP during this room session so I did not set up the mirrors. This EVP seems to indicate that they were expecting a photo session as is usually the case.

The Images

There are 21 photo's. The originals are on the left. The right side displays the images after enlargement and enhancement. Unfortunately, many of the images can only be slightly enlarged without losing their resolution.

I took this picture in my room. The close up shows someone, possibly not a person, holding a picture. They appear to be trying to display it to us.

Close Up

I took this picture in my room. It appears to show a person posing for the camera.

The person appears to standing outdoors although the picture was taken inside. Note in the original photo that the image was received sideways.

Close Ups

 

I took this picture in my room. It appears to show some type of soldier, or possibly a model of a soldier,

The top close up image  was enhanced by Tom Butler of the AAEVP.

Close Ups

I took this picture outside on a summer evening. There appears to be a girl, and something to her right, looking at the camera.

Close Up

 

I took this photo in my room. The face in the bottle was received sideways. It's in the lower, right side of the bottle.

Close Up

I took this picture outside the walls of a  cemetery. The close up on the right seems to show some type of demon. If you look closely you can see a crucifix on his forehead just above his nose. You may also be able to make out two horns.

Close Up

 

I took this photo at a haunted location during an investigation with Shane Sirois and TrueGhost. There is a full length image of a boy in the right side of the mirror.

Close Up

I captured this image in my car. The mirror is on the passengers seat. This is a rare example of a daylight photo captured in a mirror.

Close Up

 

Another picture that I took in my room. The image appears in the neck of the bottle and appears to be a face. You may notice a crucifix to the right of his face.

Close Up

I captured this image from inside my car by holding the bottle out of the window (while the car was parked).
It's another example of a daylight picture.

Close Up

I took this photo, again in daylight, outside of Parkers Maple Barn.

Close Up

I took this picture into one of my bottles while visiting friends.

 

Close Up

 

 

This is another rare daylight mirror image. I took it in a cemetery and while the reflective cover is showing the trees, the mirror side has captured what appears to be some sort of devil along with other images.

Close Up

I took this picture in my room. It almost looks like a painting but of what I do not know.

Close Up

 

Another one from my room. I'm not sure what it is but it looks like it might be a toy character.

Close Up

Once again, I took this one in my room.

Close Up

 

This picture was taken in my room and it appears to be a street scene from some unknown place,

Close Up

Taken in my room, I was shooting at both bottles. The image appears to be a young man It can be found in the green bottle in the upper left.

Close Up

 

I shot this picture in my room using an antique mirror given to me by my great aunt.

Close Up

This image (and the one below it) are very different from the others. First, they both display the background of the room. Second, in each picture there appears to be a woman, sitting, with her left leg crossing over her right. Unlike the other images, which appear to be more like photographs, this woman looks as if she is actually in the room.

Close Up

I shot this picture in my room about three weeks after taking the picture above. The woman in this picture is seated in the same way as the woman who appeared previously (with her left leg crossing over her right) but she is in a different part of the room and her skin has aged considerably.

Close Up

 

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