Posts tagged with ‘scary’

William Mumler’s Paranormal Photography
In the 1860s, photographer William Mumler claimed that he could photograph ghosts. He’d take portraits of living people with faint images of the departed lurking behind them, or at times, comforting them, as with the photo he took of Mary Todd being comforted by the recently assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Some believed he could actually channel the dead. Others were skeptical and felt he was exploiting the grieving. His insistence that he actually brought back the dead eventually lead to a famous trial in 1869. Read about it in The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer, by Louis Kaplan. It’s a fascinating story.
Minnesota UPress: 

Mumler’s case was an early example of investigative journalism intersecting with a criminal trial that, at its essence, set science against religion. The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer is the definitive resource for this unique and fascinating moment in American history and provides insights into today’s ghosts in the machine. 

Nothing like a deep dive into paranormal photography to celebrate Halloween. Happy All Things Scary, from the FJP.
Image: John J. Glover with a spirit (possibly of his mother), via Wikimedia Commons.

William Mumler’s Paranormal Photography

In the 1860s, photographer William Mumler claimed that he could photograph ghosts. He’d take portraits of living people with faint images of the departed lurking behind them, or at times, comforting them, as with the photo he took of Mary Todd being comforted by the recently assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Some believed he could actually channel the dead. Others were skeptical and felt he was exploiting the grieving. His insistence that he actually brought back the dead eventually lead to a famous trial in 1869. Read about it in The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer, by Louis Kaplan. It’s a fascinating story.

Minnesota UPress

Mumler’s case was an early example of investigative journalism intersecting with a criminal trial that, at its essence, set science against religion. The Strange Case of William Mumler, Spirit Photographer is the definitive resource for this unique and fascinating moment in American history and provides insights into today’s ghosts in the machine. 

Nothing like a deep dive into paranormal photography to celebrate Halloween. Happy All Things Scary, from the FJP.

Image: John J. Glover with a spirit (possibly of his mother), via Wikimedia Commons.

Amazing use of the Facebook API, a perfect Halloween treat! 
Click on:  http://www.takethislollipop.com/ 

Amazing use of the Facebook API, a perfect Halloween treat! 

Click on:  http://www.takethislollipop.com/ 


Most Major Newspaper Editors Don’t Even Use Twitter
Thanks to Jim Romenesko, who went and looked at the the ten editors of America’s ten largest newspapers, and what they’re doing on the Twitter.
Four of the ten appear to have no Twitter account whatsoever.
Three others have accounts that are secret or inactive.
Two others have not tweeted since June. (Except, whoops, Bill Keller just did, as I was writing this! He reads Romenesko, obv.)
One (NYDN editor Kevin Convey) has an active, currently updated Twitter account.

for the whole article, see Gawker#mce_temp_url#

Most Major Newspaper Editors Don’t Even Use Twitter

Thanks to Jim Romenesko, who went and looked at the the ten editors of America’s ten largest newspapers, and what they’re doing on the Twitter.

  • Four of the ten appear to have no Twitter account whatsoever.
  • Three others have accounts that are secret or inactive.
  • Two others have not tweeted since June. (Except, whoops, Bill Keller just did, as I was writing this! He reads Romenesko, obv.)
  • One (NYDN editor Kevin Convey) has an active, currently updated Twitter account.

for the whole article, see Gawker#mce_temp_url#