Ghost vortexes are a controversial subject, much like ghost orbs. In the vast number of cases, they’re false readings caused by hair and camera straps. Let’s find out how to debunk ghost vortexes after the jump.
What are ghost vortexes?
A ghost vortex is a swirling column of ghostly energy. They tend to manifest as an upright column in many different colors, like white, lavender, light gray, pink and pale blue. You don’t tend to see them as dark, solid colors. In some cases, paranormal researchers have photographed black vortexes. In most cases, you cannot see the vortex with your eyes. They’re exposed in photographs after your investigation.
Why do ghost vortexes manifest?
Many researchers say the columns supply energy to spirits to become apparitions. The spinning of the vortex supplies the needed energy. The ghosts will be inside the vortex as an orb. Spirits use the vortex because it’s easier for them to enter our plane of existence. Manifesting is hard work and a vortex helps the spirit.
How can I find a ghost vortex on my next investigation?
In many cases, the ghost vortex will appear by a source of electrical energy. This means you should focus your cameras and digital recorders by power outlets, appliances, batteries or even a psychic. The vortex is still a ghostly phenomena, so it needs to draw in some energy to help enter our world. It’s interesting to note, no one has captured a vortex picture using an EMF pod…yet.
You may also have some luck by taking pictures with family members of the suspected spirit. Many ghosts like to stay in touch with loved ones and this increases your odds of a successful vortex picture. You can also try to capture them in cemeteries, battlefields and old prisons.
How can I debunk a vortex?
You can tell by the detail of the vortex. The two most common causes of a false vortex are hair and camera straps. Hair appears on film as a thin, smooth column that twists. Usually, you never notice the hair on your sleeve or hand. It has to be within a couple of inches of the lens or the flash won’t pick it up. To prevent this from happening, use these commonsense tips:
1. Wear your hair up or in a cap to prevent a strand from getting in the way
2. Use a lint brush to pull any loose fabric and material off your clothes
3. Check and clean your camera every 15 minutes
Camera straps are another false vortex reason. At Ghostly Activities, we either don’t use the strap or we wrap it tightly around our wrists to pull the strap out to the way. A camera strap will have ridges and look like twine in the pics. It will also have a halo around the edges of the vortex column. Vortexes are smooth, solid and vertical, like a tornado.
False ghost vortex examples
Thanks to HollowHill.com (soon to be Ghosts101.com) for the images.
Jacob ‘Jake’ Rice has always loved ghosts and scary stories. When he’s not being a tech nerd for work, he’s the gadget guy on the team. He hunts ghosts, spirits and other paranormal entities in Seattle and the Puget Sound area.