A ghost-hunter's tech toolkit

Before you start the next great poltergeist hunt, check out our skeptical look at what ghost-hunting gadgets supposedly reveal.

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Photo-Editing Software and Tricks

Creating phony [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/appguide/app.html?id=82989&expand=false|ghostly effects|Ghost Photo]] through photos has been a common practice throughout history. In the late 19th century, [[xref:http://www.photographymuseum.com/mumler.html|William Mumler|William Mumler]], the first professional spirit photographer, created fake images using multiple exposures to make it look as if a spirit were present in the photo. Today, anyone can create ghostly illusions using basic photo-editing software, such as [[xref:http://www.pcworld.com/reviews/product/463955/review/photoshop_pro_cs5.html|Photoshop|Photoshop Pro CS5]]. The image here is a [[xref:http://www.webdesign.org/photoshop/photo-editing/adding-a-ghost-to-a-photograph.3984.html|Photoshopped combination of two photos|Adding a Ghost to a Photograph]], with special effects added to give it a more realistic appearance.

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