De-bunking Analysis


What does the term De-Bunk mean?
A slang term used by researchers when attempting to find natural causes for unknown or fantastical claims by indivduals. To "De-Bunk" something is to find another more common and natural reason to a claim that is highly speculative. For example, a claim where cold drafts are coming into a room where the individual belives to be paranormal since all windows are closed could be debunked by using an IR thermomitor to find small cracks in a wall or window where drafts might be coming in. De-Bunking is extremely important for any researcher to understand when dealing with unknown phenomina to understand the difference between natural and unnatural.


Unknown Lights or Bugs?
When taking photos, the most common statement someone will say is..."I caught an orb!". The concept of an orbs are extremely rare unknown lights caught by videos and cameras. Instead, what most people catch are either dust, moisture, or even more common, bugs. Since cameras and IR lights use a bright beam to capture the image, this beam reflects off the surface of a lot of objects, especialyl bugs. Flying bugs can be found in most places, especially during the warm weather days. These bugs on camera can appear to look completely different, even alien. The following lists a small database of bugs that have been caught on camera with their respective light associated with them. The next time someone catches a bright light that looks unknown, use this table to see if it looks similar:

Infrared Bugs
Credit to "Midnite-Walkers".


Pareidolia
Referenced in 1994 by skeptic critic Steven Goldstein, this term is a psychological phenomenon that involves a vague and random stimulus (often an image or sound) being perceived as significant. Common examples include images of animals or faces in clouds, the man in the moon, and hidden messages on records played in reverse. The word comes from the Greek para- — beside, with or alongside — and eidolon — image (the diminutive of eidos — image, form, shape). Examples of Pareidolia include the following:



Credit to "Ghost Vigil".


Matrixing
An extension to Pareidolia, Matrixing occurs in more of a grid-like format that creates a false image from when only a portion of the data is recieved. Your brain is constantly attempting to extrapolate missing data when visual light and audible sound is being recieved . If your brain cannot find the full data, it "fills in" the missing data to create a meaninful image or sound. This can create false images to appear by people out of the corner of their eye, or seeing a face or person in an image or video. The following shows a grid-like representation for Matrixing:

Face-in-Mirror Effect
This shows a dirty mirror in which objects, faces, even people might appear to people due to the missing information of reflection because of the many areas of dust and lines.


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