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For the Investigator - Hoaxes to be aware of

One of the biggest challenges investigators face are hoaxers – people who claim to have the ‘smoking gun’ in a form of an image or video clip. New investigators in the paranormal field are especially vulnerable to these insidious acts and as a result risk being discredited.

There are many forms of hoaxing, ranging from physical to computer generated. Especially with the advancement of technology, image and video manipulation is very easy to achieve. This is why, only a few years ago and even today, certain researchers will not accept digital images as evidence of the paranormal.
The most popular hoaxes that are distributed today are generated by mobile phones. There are applications that allow to create almost convincing photos of spectral entities on existing images. Below is an example of ten such images.

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