Madison Seminary SB7 sessionMadison Seminary in Ohio did not seem to appreciate my cameras. I don’t think I’ve ever had so many camera difficulties across all of my devices at one location.
I was the first one to arrive at The Madison Seminary in Madison, Ohio. It was dark already and I figured I would make the best of my alone time there while waiting for everyone else to arrive. I grabbed my iphone for some quick photos and for some reason, my flash would not work at all.
Sometimes seeing a black screen in the Camera app instead of the image you’re trying to photograph can be a software or hardware issue. If the problem is due to the software, because of a bug in iOS, you can usually remedy the problem by switching between the front and rear-facing cameras. If that doesn’t fix the problem, then stopping the Camera app and restarting it may fix the problem. The other option is to force restart your iPhone. If the problem isn’t the hardware, it’s a good idea to make sure that something isn’t blocking the camera so make sure that the lens isn’t covered. Which makes the photos that I took even more strange. My phone did not have any of the above mentioned issues and I could see Madison Seminary on my screen. However, when I took the picture, the photos below are the result.
I was able to see a bright red orb (I am not really a fan of orbs) but I attributed this to the red exit signs illuminating the ends of the halls in the building. (See below).
I checked all of my settings and even turned my phone on and off but that really didn’t seem to help.
It was very dark outside but I was able to at least see the building in the photos.
So I drove around to the back of the building thinking that I may have more luck back there but that seemed to make it worse.
I realize that this does not mean that it’s a “paranormal” problem but I rarely have this much trouble with my iPhone camera. Being the resourceful person that I am, I put my iPhone in the car and got my digital Canon Powershot out and took a few photos with it. Guess what? I had the same problems.
Here are the photos taken with the Canon.
Here is the back of the building:
Finally….I got it to work after about 8 million attempts and getting nothing but photos similar to the one above.
So after getting one successful photo of the back of the building, I went around to the front. This is what I got.
Now, my iPhone camera and Canon weren’t the only cameras that were not working properly. My handheld Sony video camera’s batteries kept being drained after about an hour of use and the camera would shut off on it’s own even when the battery was charged.
I will post more about that in another blog. I just wanted to share these photos with you so that you could see what I am referring to when I discuss camera issues.
Most of you who know me know that I am not new to the paranormal or visiting old, allegedly haunted locations and I am definitely not new to traveling and photography. I have traveled the world using many different cameras and devices and I rarely have trouble. If I do, it’s usually only with one device or camera but not all of them at one place.
I’m not claiming this to be paranormal. This blog was meant to share this observation with you. That’s it. I am not the first person to have this problem at this location and it’s highly unlikely that I will be the last.
By: Cindie Harper
Check out the shadow figure that Todd Bonner of Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) caught on video at Madison Seminary. It appears to be running away from me while investigator Jeff Adkins of Detroit Paranormal Expeditions (DPX) is sitting on the floor in the middle of the screen below: