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Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," and "Kindred Spirits" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate. *NOTE -Rob doesn't do this full time*

Monday, September 24, 2018

Pareidolia: Seeing Things That Aren't There; from the Paranormal to Mars

Credit:  NASA HiRISE

   An image captured by NASA has many people wondering if the muppet Beaker has finally been rocketed into space after a science experiment involving him and Dr. Bunsen Honeydew of Muppet Labs has gone wrong. However, as experts point out, this isn’t an image of a Muppet, just a result of something called pareidolia.  It's the SAME phenomena that paranormal investigators have to be careful about, so they don't jump to conclusions about Earth bound ghosts or spirits.

According to Live Science, pareidolia is “the psychologicalphenomenon of seeing faces (or other familiar patterns) where there aren’t any.
Pareidolia  / parr-i-DOH-lee-ə) is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. It's like seeing a face in a cloud. This means that the human brain, when confronted with images that it can’t decipher, quite often tries to rearrange the image into something it has seen before.
In the paranormal field, pareidolia is often also referred to as matrixing or the matrix effect. In this instance, sometimes people think they see images of ghosts in grainy photos when, in reality, their brain has just assembled what they see into something resembling a person.

And, according to Live Science, this isn’t the first time a case of pareidolia has been reported as a result of images from Mars. There have been images taken of Mars where people have likened them to “a smiley face, Gandhi, a spooky shrouded lady and even Jabba the Hutt.”

(Thanks to Inquistr.com for some background)

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