"To the believer, we have an overabundance of evidence. To the nonbeliever, we never have enough".
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About Haunted Ottawa
Like most paranormal investigators around the world today, we are always learning and gathering knowledge as we explore and investigate reported hauntings around Ontario. We make our findings publicly available whenever possible so that the public can also share in our knowledge and discoveries. H.O.P.S. was formed in 2001 and is one of the first groups to offer public membership. H.O.P.S is dedicated to providing paranormal evidence from around North America. Read More...
Experiencing A Hauntings !
Do you get and unwelcoming feeling your being watch even you feel your location may be haunted? If so, go to our contact page Click HERE. If you have any suggestions on location you would like Haunted Ottawa Paranormal Society to investigation please e-mail your suggestion to us! Haunted Ottawa Paranormal Society anything that is "Supernatural" and Paranormal, such as Cryptozoology literally, "study of hidden animals") is a pseudoscience involving the search for animals whose existence has not been proven. e-mail us today.
Our Local History
The Martintown Grist Mill
The Martintown Mill was built in 1846 by Alexander McMartin. It is located in the centre of the village of Martintown in historic Glengarry county, Ontario. The mill is a charming, rustic building in a picturesque setting on the north bank of the Raisin River. It is a popular destination for tourists.
Built with local fieldstone the 4-storey Martintown Mill measures 30 x 55 feet. It served the village and region as a custom flour milling operation. The mill operated by water power that was eventually supplemented with a gas engine. Commercial use of the mill ended in 1947.
By 1986 the historic stone mill was near collapse. After several major stabilization projects the mill opened for public access for the first time in 2004.
Since 1997 the mill has been owned and maintained by The Martintown Mill Preservation Society, a non-profit organization. It is open for public visits on weekends during the summer.
The Notorious Orb
In this investigator's humble opinion, the 'orb' is one of the most contentious and discrediting phenomenon in the paranormal field. Like 'ectoplasm'. usually cigarette smoke, breath on a cold day, dust or otherwise, orbs are incredibly easy to debunk, extremely difficult to support and can bring damage to the reputation of any investigative group in all but the most extraordinary of cases. Thanks to modern media (tv, internet etc.) the orb has become one of the staples of the paranormal investigation, with wide publicity from shows such as 'Ghost Hunters', 'Ghost Adventures' and the like. However, when closely considered, they are generally little more than filler for lack of other evidence. .
Radio-Sweep: A Case Study
by Tom Butler, 2009
Radio-sweep technology, popularly known as "ghost boxes" or "spirit boxes," is examined as a technology used for recording Electronic Voice Phenomena (EVP). The results of a session reported in the ATransC Idea Exchange were used for a blind, online listening test similar to previous tests reported in the online ATransC Journal as EVP online listening trials. The generally negative results are reviewed and reasons why the technology may not be suited for trans-etheric communication is discussed.
Here's a few basic tips and suggestions when you decide you'd like to photograph the paranormal. Before you begin with the tips below, there are a few things you should keep in mind regarding trying to capture spirits.
First and foremost, you have to learn how to use your camera perfectly. Remember, what's the point of finally gets undeniable proof of paranormal phenomenon if your pictures are blurry, improperly exposed or just plain don't turn out? Skeptics and believers alike will eat you up and spit you out if they can deny or at least find fault with your picture. If there can be an alternate explanation to what you've captured then people tend to gravitate towards that explanation. Learn not only how to take pictures efficiently and properly, but do so while avoiding pitfalls such as lens flare, out of focus dust particles, blurry shots, under exposure that could lead to possible matrixing, the act of turning random features into seeing something more than what is really there, and so many other issues, we as paranormal photographers face. Learn every feature of your camera before you use it in the field and learn proper photography techniques. It will pay off in the long run.
It's interesting when you look up information on ghost photography on the internet. There's actually a wide range of information. What you can and can't use, what works and what doesn't, you have to wonder what information you should just ignore or filter out (pun intended). Once you learn how to use your camera, however you can't really go wrong. It's about paying attention to your setup, what kind of issues you might face in the field and anything else that might impede proper photography techniques.