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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 09:15:46 PM »
Were you at a location common in your daily routines?
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2017, 09:56:29 PM »
Well, if it was dust, it was dust. Not sure how much more specific than that I need to be, at least for my own satisfaction. Love to hear the details and I wanna do one now! I have a good one!
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2017, 02:32:19 AM »
Were you at a location common in your daily routines?

Yes, for my daily routine at that time. My routine changes periodically.

Well, if it was dust, it was dust. Not sure how much more specific than that I need to be, at least for my own satisfaction. Love to hear the details and I wanna do one now! I have a good one!

Not dust.
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2017, 05:41:03 AM »
Was the apparent ghost part of a performance or piece of entertainment? 

Was the non-ghost ghost intended to fool people into thinking it was a ghost?

Did you know or expect that you would see what you saw before you saw it?

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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2017, 06:36:58 AM »
I'm confused about the role of dust in this incident...
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2017, 06:55:37 AM »
I'm confused about the role of dust in this incident...

I guess I should have been more clear.


WHAT I SAW:
I saw a robed person run in front of me for a couple seconds. It turned and looked at me. I could see no face under the hood, which was draped over its head. I could only see shadows where a face should have been. It lifted its arms in front of itself, floated at least a foot above the ground (I saw no feet, just robe), drifted about ten feet then vanished into a cloud of what appeared to be a dust-like vapor.

Was the apparent ghost part of a performance or piece of entertainment? 

Was the non-ghost ghost intended to fool people into thinking it was a ghost?

Did you know or expect that you would see what you saw before you saw it?


No, no, no
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2017, 07:25:13 AM »
You said it lifted its arms.  Did you see anything under the robe at all or just the robe and dust?

Did anyone else see the same thing and did they express a belief that it was legitimately a ghost?

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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2017, 11:32:49 AM »
You said it lifted its arms.  Did you see anything under the robe at all or just the robe and dust?

Just a robe

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Did anyone else see the same thing and did they express a belief that it was legitimately a ghost?

No. I was alone.
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 02:24:07 PM »
Did you hear anything to accompany this apparition?
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2017, 04:35:23 PM »
Was the robed figure part of a video or film projection?
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2017, 04:46:17 PM »
Was an impression formed by spraying water?
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2017, 05:39:18 PM »
Did you hear anything to accompany this apparition?

No

Was the robed figure part of a video or film projection?

No

Was an impression formed by spraying water?

No
I assume you mean like by a hose or fountain.
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2017, 05:51:13 PM »
Was what you saw intended to appear as if you were seeing a ghost or was that accidental?

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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2017, 06:10:07 PM »
Was what you saw intended to appear as if you were seeing a ghost or was that accidental?

No, accidental
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Re: Debunk it!
« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2017, 08:49:22 PM »
Was an impression formed by spraying water?

No
I assume you mean like by a hose or fountain.

Actually, I was picturing water misting out of a leaky pipe or spray from some fast moving body of water.
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