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Spirits In The Mist

Updated on September 17, 2012

Long Point Lake Erie

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Cottage Time

I am so lucky! Two of my nieces, rather - Craig's nieces, have lovely cottages on Long Point in Ontario - on Lake Erie. I get to go down there at least two or three times during the summer season and it is always a good time. There are usually four of us on these weekends.

We have a history between us in that we lost three very important persons to each of us within a six months period back in 2010. My nieces' father passed away in June of 2010, my husband Craig - their uncle, passed away in September and their brother passed away in December. His wife makes up the fourth in our little group. And we all get along just fine. In fact the four of us took a Caribbean Cruise together just this past February; the first time away for Halina and I without our husbands.

Most weekends are spent drifting around on floaters on the lake, having happy hours and finishing off each day with a great meal, with all of us pitching in whether for appetizers, salads and/or the main entree. There seems to be nothing finer than laying in bed at night, listening to the waves of Lake Erie slapping up on to shore just metres away from the cottages.

A Storm Is Brewing

It was the July long weekend in 2011 and once again we four had gathered. We'd had dinner at Suzanne's cottage and we were now sitting out on the deck. There was a bit of thunder off in the distance and a storm was brewing. This can be both pretty exciting and awfully damn scary while sitting near a lake, in my opinion anyway! Craig always loved a storm and so I was thinking of him while we were sitting there wondering if we would catch a nice flash of lightening in the sky.

I had my camera at the ready. As usual I had brought it along because I was always looking to see if I could catch orbs signifying that Craig and/or our other loved ones were around. Unfortunately it was hit and miss with the lightening flashes - I never caught a one. But what I did catch were some very interesting shots.

Something Is Moving Along In This First Shot

As you can see the sky is dark and there are several small orbs floating around. But what's that appearing just by the rock we are sitting near, coming in from the right? At first I didn't see this when I looked into the display of the camera, and it wasn't anything you could see with the naked eye. In fact, just so you know there was no fog or mist at all that evening. The sky was very dark, but the atsmosphere was clear as a bell. Interesting! Hmmmmm!

I kept snapping pictures as we went along, as I say, just trying to catch lightening flashes. Each picture I took got more and more interesting. I started to realize that I was capturing energy and I grew quite excited about this. Back at home late Sunday I downloaded all of the photos on to my computer and was amazed at what I was seeing. It seemed to me that I could make out faces. I know some will say it was "matrixing"; the brain fooling you as to what you are seeing.

So I decided to send my photos to a gal that I know on Facebook who has a page "Orbs & Spirits In Our Everyday Photos". She is quite gifted at diagnosing such things and I was curious as to what she would come up with. These are some of the photos I sent her. The first one looks very much like mist. But remember, with the naked eye, none of the four of us saw this. It only appears on the display of the camera.

This Is Not Mist or Fog

Do you see a face here?  I do.
Do you see a face here? I do.

And It Just Gets Thicker

This is right in front of us, but none of us see it.  Peggy says it is a little girl telling her story.
This is right in front of us, but none of us see it. Peggy says it is a little girl telling her story.

Can You See The Spirit Here?

This is a different exposure on the first photo above to bring out the spirit's face a little better.
This is a different exposure on the first photo above to bring out the spirit's face a little better.

Seafarer - A bright orb top right

The exposure on this has been changed to bring out more details.
The exposure on this has been changed to bring out more details.

A Heart For Me

Peggy says there is a heart in this one for me because I have allowed them to tell their story.  If you look you can see spirit faces.
Peggy says there is a heart in this one for me because I have allowed them to tell their story. If you look you can see spirit faces.

The Ghost Ships of Lake Erie

So my friend Peggy came back to me after looking at these photos with stories of seafarers and others lost at sea. One was the story of a little girl lost that no one knew what had happened to her. It all seemed so strange until my niece showed me a book - a coffee table book that she has at the cottage about the Ghost Ships of Lake Erie.

As it turns out Long Point, being the longest peninsula in the Great Lakes harbors the largest area of shipwrecks in one area, totalling in all more than 200 shipwrecks. You can read about it here: http://www.sea-viewdiving.com/shipwreck_info/lakeerie.htm




In The Garden At Ellen's Cottage

A piece of a wooden ship with nail holes and nails in it, resting up against rock in Ellen's garden.
A piece of a wooden ship with nail holes and nails in it, resting up against rock in Ellen's garden.

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      Angela Blair 4 years ago from Central Texas

      Amazing -- great Hub -- it's astounding what we can see when our hearts and minds are open! Best/Sis

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      lin...Hmmmm. This is quite intriguing, to say the least. First all, yes, you are lucky to have the privilege to visit such a beautiful area every summer.

      I have a question I hope you can answer. Why is it that spirits are visible in a picture, but not by the naked eye? What is it about a camera? Also, I wish you were able to "point out," in person, the specific outlines you mention, being in the pictures. Hard as I tried, I saw nothing I would associate with a spirit face or figure.

      I would LOVE to, but I simply don't. Maybe you can fill me in on what I'm missing........Very enjoyable hub, lin....UP++

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      Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thanks Angela and Paula for your comments. Paula I think it is something that yo have to stand back at and not focus on - I don't necessarily see any strong faces in most of them - with the exception of the one titled "can you see the spirit here". I see the shoulders, neck and the head with two eyes and nose - it take up almost the whole picture. I can tell you this though, and this for sure "none of us saw this mist with our own eyes" but we all saw it in the camera display and then later on in the downloaded photos. So I feel it is definitely energy. It's up for speculation as to whether or not you can see spirits. My friend who studies these things pin pointed certain things. Orbs are another thing, I have never seen one with my naked eye, but I capture all kinds of them with my camera. Now, some will say it's a fault of the camera. I then say why did they not show up on the same camera before Craig passed away, why only after he passed away. Questions!!! I also have an energy shot from my Carribean cruise that shows Craig in it. And I have found a matching photo from a few years before with him in the same pose and shirt as what I see in the energy. Hmmmm

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      WOW! I DID see a light blue orb.......about 40 years ago....clearly, REAL and not imagined. Shortly after I lost my young husband.....it hovered over his dresser in the bedroom for about 4 seconds. I don't talk about this. I'm surprised I've just told you, but you mentioned the orbs and I was very effected by that vision 40 yrs. ago...........

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      Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Paula - we just need to pay attention. 40 years ago - wow, he was young!! So sad. I was trying to see how I could contact you, but you don't have a contact button on your profile and I don't know how to search that through Hubpages. I think you can contact me at my private email though. If you want to do that - that would be neat - you mentioned before sharing emails. Let me know.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Lyn...glad you mentioned this. Must be I have to do something in order to have a contact button appear on my profile page. This new system has me all confused. I will try to contact you and send you my private email.....Thanks Lyn....(Much of my life is shared in my 4-part Journey Series, Hubs, plus the individual hub I dedicate at the end of Part IV.....it's all there, in all it's horror.)

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      Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Paula - I will have a look - and I will wait to hear from you. My head is spinning right now because my book is about to be available and I am trying to create a page on Facebook for it, plus I should do a website (which I have no clue about) and I am also looking at Goodreads. Do you belong to Goodreads? Anyway, as I say I will check out your 4 part journey series.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Oh no ! I can see you girls sitting around telling ghost stories like a giggling bunch of brownies ! Squeeling with laughter and then quietly reminiscing , and does the wine flow quite freely too ......:-}

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      Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Of course the wine flows freely! Where would we be without our wine? LOL Quite a night that was, especially after I learned the history of the Long Point area on Lake Erie!

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