T.G. Hamilton’s Photos of Ectoplasm
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T.G. Hamilton’s Photos of Ectoplasm
Spirit photography by T.G. Hamilton

Spirit photography by T.G. Hamilton

To mark all hallow’s eve, a video showing some of T.G. Hamilton’s incredible photographs of seances and ectoplasmic manifestations. Taken in the 1920s and ’30s in the custom-built seance cabinet he had fitted with a dozen cameras, Hamilton’s photos depict all manner of milky, gauzey and gelatinous ghosts. The images might not be especially convincing as evidence of the hereafter but  they’re certainly weird and often beautiful (check out the photo wherein a cloud of ectoplasm, in the midst of which bearded faces and death’s heads can be made out, appears to be issuing from a medium’s nose).  Props to the University of Manitoba‘s Robert Ross, who was responsible for putting the video together, judiciously deploying the Ken Burns effect and providing some spooky music to accompany proceedings.

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