Paranormal photography includes many methods and techniques such as spirit photography, orb photography, cyptozoological photography and more. Broadly speaking it is an attempt to provide physical evidence of paranormal phenomena.
Paranormal photographs come from two sources:
- Dedicated researchers who purposely attempt to photograph the paranormal.
- Other photographers who accidentally capture images which are later said to have a paranormal component.
Paranormal photography dates back to the beginnings of photography itself. One of the first spirit photographs has been credited to a Boston man, William Mumler, who took his own photograph in 1861 only to discover the image of a dead cousin in the photograph with him. Mumler was later convicted of fraud but his work helped inspire a growing fascination with photographing the spirit world and other paranormal phenomena.
For more information, check out Paranormal-Encyclopedia.com's section on Paranormal Photography.