British Ghost Hunter Develops Camera For Capturing Spirit Images  ures/article2425197.ece

A ghostly child reaches out from the darkness in a snap taken on a revolutionary new spirit-catching camera.

British spooks hunter Paul Rowland reckons he's invented a gizmo for capturing spirits.

It works by using ultraviolet and infrared lights to enhance images other cameras miss.

And it was only after taking this chilling snap Paul learned there had been reports of a spirit child haunting that very room of the Welsh mansion he was working in.

Amateur ghostbuster Paul said: "You can see a child-like figure and what appears to be an arm reaching out towards me.

"I was standing with my back against the window ledge, just a metre away.

"This picture is my prized-possession."

The eerie shape was spotted at the haunted Plas Teg mansion, which is popular with paranormal groups.

The swirling in the centre isn't anything paranormal - just a laser pen over a long exposure.

Paul, 49, developed his gadget after watching TV shows like Most Haunted and believes it will help him capture dozens of spirits on camera in the near future.

He explained: "I used to shout at the screen 'why don't you use this, or that.

"But when I researched I found the technologies simply didn't exist - so I started inventing them.

"The equipment I build is specifically for the purpose of paranormal investigations, unlike the borrowed technology used by other investigators.

"My belief is it will take new technology to reveal new evidence."

Paul got to work, drawing on his background as an engineer.

The ghost-cam device - which is yet to get a proper name - is the latest in a line of gadgets he is working on to photograph and communicate with the dead.

Speaking to The Sun ahead of this weekend's Edinburgh Ghost Fest, Paul continued: "The idea came about because I wanted to be able to carry technology around in one unit.

"I use blue and ultraviolet lights to enhance our capability in the dark.

"It also has a digital stills camera and camcorder - both of which can see in ultraviolet light.

"And there's a live EVP (electronic voice phenomenon) system hooked up to it.

"With all great respect to mediums, nobody else can hear what's going on.

"But I believe my devices can - through feedback - let people hold yes/no conversations with the dead.

"It's almost as if the machine senses an energy build-up in the room and records it."

We uncovered Paul's freaky photography as part of our ghost tour of Britain.

He will be leading an investigation called The Paradox Experience in Scotland running until Sunday.

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