Mike's Pictures


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

October 16, 2000

White Cemetery, Cuba Township, Illinois

9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

65 F

Slightly hazy

Dual orbs – Two transparent floating

Faint orbs – Large faint floating orb with several smaller orbs

Tree orbs – White orbs floating in tree

Equipment used: Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic Zoom 80 35mm auto-focus point-and-shoot, Kodak Max 800 ASA film

Notes:  The investigator was able to visually see some of the activity on this investigation, including small spots of light in the middle of the cemetery.  Some type of activity was also detected in the trees above just prior to obtaining the tree orbs result.


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

October 13, 2000

St. Valentines Day Massacre site, Chicago, Illinois

8:00 pm - 8:30 pm

70 F

Clear, full Moon

Orb 1 – Transparent orb near active location

Equipment used: Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic Zoom 80 35mm auto-focus point-and-shoot, Kodak Max 800 ASA film

Notes: Another similar orb was picked up on this investigation with a 35mm Olympus Sony Digital Mavica MVC-FD81.  This leads us to believe that both cameras were able to accurately pick up on whatever activity was occurring on this particular evening.


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

October 12, 2000

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Buffalo Grove, Illinois

9:15 pm - 9:45 pm

70 F

Clear

Orb 1 – Transparent orb

Orb 2 – Transparent orb

Equipment used: Olympus Infinity Stylus Epic Zoom 80 35mm auto-focus point-and-shoot, Kodak Max 800 ASA film

Notes: This is first investigation using this camera


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

September 26, 1999

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Midlothian, Illinois

7:30 pm - 5:30 pm

75 F

Clear

Orb 1 - Solid orb at the front gate of Bachelor's Grove

Orb 2 - Many orbs that were not visible to the naked eye

Orb 3 - The infamous Fulton Stone blue orb

Equipment used: Kodak disposable camera with 800 ASA Gold Max film

Notes: Again, the Fulton stone orb has shown up on these photos. On a roll of film taken with the Minolta X-370, nothing appeared.


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

August 6, 1999

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Midlothian, Illinois

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

80 F

Clear

Orb1 - There are two unexplainable orbs in this photo -- one is near the top of the large Fulton stone, the other is near the stone in the left foreground.

Orb2 - The scan really doesn't do the photo justice, but notice the small orb near the upper left corner of the photo.

Equipment used: Minolta X-370 35mm SLR, 50mm f:1.7 lens, UV lens filter, 400 speed Kodak Gold Max film

Notes: Once again, notice where these photos were taken. I haven't gotten a lot of good results from this cemetery myself, but all of my results and many of the results that others obtain come from this exact spot., right near the trail by the Fulton stone.


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

April 24, 1999

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery, Midlothian, Illinois

5:45 pm - 8:45 pm

55 F

Clear

Orb - This is the only positive result that Mike obtained on this outing, out of approximately 150 exposures. Notice the striking proximity of this orb to the following two results from previous investigations: Lisa's blue orb and Mike's orb "patch"

Equipment used: Minolta X-370 35mm SLR, 50mm f:1.7 lens, UV lens filter, red #25 flash gel pack, 400 speed Kodak T400CN C41 B&W film

Notes: The area in this photo seems to be one of the more active spots in this cemetery, and it's interesting that all of the activity captured there seems to be rather similar in nature. In this picture, notice the somewhat underexposed character of the shot, and the atypical brightness of the orb for such an underexposed image. Also, notice that there is nothing anywhere in the image which could have caused any sort of a reflection or a lens flare. Even if there were, the red gel pack inherently cuts down on the intensity of the flash. On the same day that this picture was developed, I had a roll of film which was taken at the Chicago Auto Show developed. With all the glass, and chrome, and bright lights at the show, there was not a single image with a hint of lens flare or reflection - just this one...taken in the middle of a dark cemetery - in the same spot where two other similar images were captured.


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

November 21, 1998

Mount Thabor Cemetery, Crystal Lake, Illinois

10:00 pm - 12:00 am

50 F

Hazy, no fog

Unusual Mist - This is the only positive result obtained on this outing, and is also the first obtained in our Visible Red Light Photography experiment.

Equipment used: Minolta X-370 SLR 35mm, standard lens, UV filter, red flash gel pack, 200 speed Kodak B/W film

Notes: The following is a list of physically tangible activity that has occurred within 5 feet of the location where this picture was taken within four months and about as many visits: 1) 2-month old Mini-Mag Light stopped working; 2) Cannon Z-115 camera with Lithium batteries stopped working, began working when the user stepped away; 3) Point-and-shoot 35mm camera stopped working, batteries went dead; 4) Another point-and-shoot camera would not rewind until the user stepped away; 5) Minolta X-370 batteries went dead, attributed to the 20 F cold; 6) SLR external flash with 4 brand-new AA alkaline batteries stopped working until the user stepped away. These sorts of malfunctions do not occur very often, particularly with new equipment or new batteries. When they do, it is at a completely random time and location. In no other location have as many unusual malfunctions occurred in such a systematic way.


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

October 25, 1998

White Cemetery, Cuba Township, Illinois

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm

65 F

Clear

Orb 1 - There is a small hexagonal orb in the trees in the background to the left of the pine tree. This would almost look like a lens flare, if there were something reflective present that could have caused it. The camera used to take this picture has never exhibited this sort of formation previously.

Equipment used: Minolta X-370 SLR 35mm, standard lens

Notes:


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

October 23, 1998

Resurrection Cemetery, Justice, Illinois

11:30 pm

55 F

Clear

White Arc - Notice the white arc just above the tree on the right of the photograph. I am unable to explain what this is. At the time that this picture was taken, I was not even attempting to investigate the site. I had only intended to snap a few pictures of the Resurrection gates. It took me several days to notice this anomaly, as I barely even glanced at these pictures. I was not expecting any results at all. Out of several other pictures taken at the same time and in nearly the identical spot, none had any such activity on them, nor was there anything that even remotely appeared as if it could have caused this. There are no lights in that area, pictures before and after this one show nothing, and it is obvious from the clarity of the rest of the picture that the camera was not in motion when this image was captured. As with all other night time flash photos I take with this camera, the shutter speed was set to 1/60 second, and the aperture was at approximately f 2.4 due to the distance from the gates.

Equipment used: Minolta X-370 SLR 35mm, standard lens

Notes:


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

October 20, 1998

White Cemetery, Cuba Township, Illinois

11:00 pm - 11:30 pm

45 F

Clear, new moon

Small Orb - Notice the small orb directly in the center of the picture to the left of the stone.

Closeup of Small Orb

Diamond Orb - This diamond shaped orb is unusually large, and quite transparent.

Closeup of Diamond Orb

Equipment used: Minolta X-370 SLR 35mm, standard lens, older manual SLR-type 35mm camera

Notes: These pictures were taken on the evening of the new moon. These are the first pictures with any sort of anomalous activity that I have taken myself.


Date

Location

Time

Temp.

Conditions

October 18, 1998

Bachelor's Grove Cemetery Midlothian, Illinois

4:30 pm - 9:30 pm

45 F

Clear

Orb 1 - Notice the small bluish patch just beyond the Fulton stone. This is just below the location where Lisa photographed a large blue orb on the same day, at approximately the same time. I compared this picture with others of the same area to see if this could be the stone to the left of the trail beyond Fulton, but it is not. That stone is located much further to the left, not directly behind the Fulton stone.

Equipment used: Minolta X-370 SLR 35mm, standard lens, remote temperature sensor, Trifield EMF meter

Notes: A film crew from Purdue University, as well as numerous other researchers were present on the night of this investigation. No one experienced any unusual feelings while we were in the cemetery, and the pictures for the most part confirmed this.


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