In 2015, 12 year old Holly Hampsheir was visiting Hampton Court Palace
with family. She was walking through the King’s Apartments when she decided to take a couple of pictures of her cousin Brook on her iPhone. The pair were alone in the apartments at the time. The following day Holly goes back to look at the photos that she took and finds that there is more to them than meets the eye. The first picture shows a mysterious, grey woman wearing a long cloak following Brook. In the second picture the woman is gone. It turns out you can use your smartphone for more than WhatsApp and texting. You can actually hunt for ghosts.
Investigating Your Photographs
What could have helped Holly Hampsheir to investigate her Hampton Court Palace experience was to use a photo collage to compare her shots
of the paranormal world. She would then be able to pinpoint where the ghost had appeared and the proximity to other objects in the room. Perhaps there was a significance to her location? When you identify the presence of an apparition in photos it is always worth looking at the history. Who was this lady at Hampton Court Palace? Could she have been Sybil Penn "The Grey Lady,"
who nursed Elizabeth I through smallpox, only to perish from the disease herself? Using your smartphone you can analyse the ghostly photos that you have taken and find out more information about them.
Ghost Hunting Apps
There are numerous ghost hunting apps available for your phone, some are more use than others however. Let us take Ghost Hunter M2 for example - this app was actually featured on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon'. The app offers EMF and EVP instruments
, a luxscope and a geoscope as well as audio detection. It has professional and user friendly setup that has been developed by engineers. In contrast to this is Ghost Sensor EMF Detector. This app features a simple needle that will tell you if there is an otherworldly presence or not. How this works is unclear, so the result will probably have to be taken with a pinch of salt.
Finding Haunted Places
According to a recent YouGov survey, 39% of people believe
that places can be haunted. Often there is a reason why a ghost is bound to an earthly environment; perhaps there has been a trauma, or perhaps there is something from their life that remains unresolved. If you are visiting somewhere of historical significance
, or you know that there have been legends and rumours about ghosts, it is worth checking the Haunted Places app/website on your smartphone. It might help you to piece together the answers to your paranormal experiences and understand why these places are frequented by spirits.
A third of British people believe in ghosts. They are spirits that are still walking this earthly plain after death. Using your smartphone you can hunt for them, photograph them and discover more of their history.