On May 29th, 2007, the group
spent another night at Lupton House, a grand old 18th century
mansion hidden away from the road connecting Churston and
Brixham. During their night there Mike set his still-recording
Camcorder on a table in the Entrance whilst everyone had a
short break and to discuss where we were all going to be heading
off too next. Later, upon reviewing this footage, Mike discovered
the following anomaly had been captured during this time...
the right is a comparison photo of the video background that
was taken at a later date.
As you can see in the video,
soon after Chris walks off to the left a strange shape can
be seen drifting into shot from the right and slope downwards.
The clip above also shows close-ups and slow-motion replays.
The group have debated this
object in great length, and one thing that we have all agreed
upon is that it isn't dust. If you compare this anomaly to
the countless orb videos that're out there you can see that
there is an obvious difference. All generic orb videos have
a small ball of light that drifts ever so smoothly into shot
and out again. The anomaly on our tape however shows a lop-sided
object that also moves in a slightly juddering, shaky motion.
One of the most interesting
characteristics of this anomaly however, is that it appears
to change shape during its transition over the screen. Below
are 6 stills that were taken of the object as it passed.
As you can see, it's shape
is not consistant during its time on screen and at one stage
even bends at an angle about 3/4th of the way down it. Again,
these are not characteristics of orbs, or indeed any airborne
particles that may have been in the air at the time. The group
has captured numberous orbs on video during their time at
Lupton House but all have been easily recognisable and dismissed
accordingly. We are, however, at a complete loss as to explain
what this could be. It isn't dust, it isn't an insect, it
isn't a light refraction or a reflection. Stumped.
So, speaking in a paranormal
context, what could it be? Well a small number of things have
been suggested, but the two ones that fit most closely with
the objects movements are that it could be either the lower
part of an arm, or the head of an animal most likely a dog.
you watch the shape closely, it appears to have a joint about
3/4ths of the way down it as can be seen on the capture on
the left. The way this joint hinges is very similar to the
wrist joint, where the hand moves up as you are walking. Watch
the video again with the assumption that it is the lower half
of an arm and hand, and see if the way it swings with the
joint movement is typical of someone walking. The only problem
with this assumption however is that the object is low down
on the ground, and so if it were a wrist and hand
then the figure would have to be pretty close to the ground.
Therefore could it possibly be that of a child? Pete did pick
up on the presence of children in the Entrance.
Because of its low proximity to the ground, it was suggested
that if it were spirit, then could it be that of a dog? Watching
back the tape some frames certainly show a similarity to the
top of a dogs head - and dogs were a highly common feature
of the building when it was a private residence.
At the end of the day however,
this is pure speculation. As for explaining it we are at a
loss. Below are possibilities and our explanations:
Is it dust / an orb?
As I said above - we've caught innumberable orbs on camcorder
in Lupton House and every single one displayed the same characteristic
- a perfectly round ball of light that drifted in very smoothly
where the only shapechange was when it got bigger or smaller.
This anomaly is a distinct, unique shape that appears to have
a joint near the bottom half. It's flightpath is also jaggedy
Is it a moth?
We've also captured moths and other flying insects with our
camcorders and again these are instantly recognisable by the
beating of their wings and, again, this anomaly is absolutely
nothing like it.
Is it a light refraction?
Since the camcorder was kept in a stationary position as the
anomaly was captured, the possibility that it was caused by
a light reflection of something in the background is nil.
The camera would have had to be in motion to create such a
Is it created by torch / camera flash light?
You can see during the video that a torch was shone around
the room, and also a photograph was taken. Nothing even remotely
resembling the anomaly appeared during these times. In fact,
as the anomaly appeared no torches or cameras were even used.
If you can offer any ideas
as to what this could be, then please feel free to join our
Message Forum and let us know. :-).