Photographing the Far Past - How I
Discovered it is Possible
It's an amazing experience to be able to see evidence of spirit activity and
other anomalies in a photo or on video footage. Admittedly there are lots of fraudulent and hoaxed photographs and
videos out there, but there are still many genuine paranormal images to be
I'm a transdimensional photographer - a physical photographic medium. Although
this is a type of physical mediumship, rather than communicating with spirits and entities from other dimensions
through trance or direct voice contact, my unusual gift allows spirits and trans-dimensional beings to communicate
via photography instead.
This means that I can produce transdimensional photographs in which many
unusual and fascinating anomalies can be found. I have the ability to take photographs that contain, among other
things, spirits of people and animals, as well as elemental forms, scenes, UFOs and cloaked
But by far, the most exciting aspect of this psychic function for me lies in my
ability to take photos that access scenes from the past, and
more rarely, the future. This means I can photograph through time and
Seeing the Past?
Being able to view the past is a subject that fascinates me perhaps more than
any other. The idea of being able to actually see a genuine photographic image from the past is beyond
There have been a surprising number of people in the last hundred years or so
who have claimed to have created time cameras. My own belief is that it is perfectly possible and has already been
done several times - and will be accomplished again.
However, there is another way to gather visual data from the past. It's not
common knowledge that this can be done. In fact, hardly anyone is aware that it is even a remote possibility, let
alone that there are photographic examples available to examine.
Sometimes re-runs of past events become available in the environment and
sometimes, they can even be photographed.
Video footage of the target area improves this ability
dramatically, as the best way to reveal scenes from the past is by taking screen shots off the footage as it is
being played back.
The resulting photographs frequently display trans-time imagery - genuine
pictures of past events.
Although as a transdimensional photographer I can usually receive trans-time
images by photographing video footage of places rich in history and emotional past events, I'm not yet able to
discover the exact mechanism through which this ability functions.
Not Spirit Photography
Trans-time images are different from the paranormal images that appear in
ordinary spirit photographs, but these phenomena are both found most abundantly where dramatic events involving
many people and a range of strong emotions have occurred in the past.
The images can appear as scenes, vignettes and also in what are known as
'globules', tiny little bubble-like formations which can often carry detailed pictures of people, buildings and
landscape within them.
Size differences vary widely, and as in all varieties of paranormal photo
anomalies, they can appear large enough to cover the entire surface of the photo or be almost microscopically tiny.
They can also appear upside down and sideways in an image.
Under certain circumstances the photographic pictures can even display as
negative images that have to be cropped and flipped to positive in a photo-editing program in order to be seen
clearly. They can also be situated next to a positive image on the same picture.
This phenomenon occurs with other forms of transdimensional photography as
well. I've not yet discovered how this polarization happens, but have found it to be a fairly common
How the Past May be
I believe from my own experiences, along with studies based on the work of
other people, that every event that takes place on Earth, from the most insignificant to the most noteworthy, is
permanently stored holographically, saved as light and sound bites, giving us retrievable visual and auditory data,
if we can only learn how to comprehend the mechanism by which that data can be
But it's also possible that they are stored in a more temporary fashion as
well, within the matrices of materials which act as storage units for event-records, perhaps giving two possible
ways of future retrieval:
from the original permanent holographic data-storage system for all records in
from temporary localized storage available around us within natural landscape features,
architecture and objects.
The Stone Tape Theory
Stone, wood, water - anything that has form - could theoretically become a temporary storage unit for light and
Obviously, some materials would store these records more efficiently than
others, and all such data would be subject to disintegration with the breaking down of the storage materials over
The stone tape theory was put forward in the 1970's as a new explanation for
ghosts and residual hauntings. It was theorized that records from the past were absorbed by materials in their
surroundings, especially if they were fueled by strong emotions and traumatic
'The Stone Tape' Play
In fact, a BBC television play was broadcast as an atmospheric ghost story during the Christmas season of 1972,
called simply 'The Stone Tape'.
This was possibly the first use of the term 'stone tape' in reference to
this fascinating phenomena, and it was after the title of the play that the stone tape theory was later named.
The play was written by Nigel Kneale, and for the era it was produced in, it
really was fairly good, apart from the rather dramatic over-acting.
In the story, a team of scientists move into a gothic mansion which had been
built on top of much earlier foundations and subsequently renovated many times over the
They are there in order to experiment with the idea of retrieving information
from the stones in a room where builders have refused to work because of a haunting involving a woman who died
tragically in the location many years before.
Using their scientific equipment they strive to find a way to unlock the data
and replay the emotionally-charged events. Finding themselves unable to accomplish this with their instruments
alone, they hit upon the idea that a human agency and some play-acting might be necessary to prompt the release of
Of course it all ends tragically, but some of the basic ideas in the story
align very closely with the mysterious truth of the matter.
Past data can be retrieved, and although this will one day be
possible to achieve using specially designed and standardized instruments, it is also possible today, using video
footage, photography and human intervention.
A Human Agency
In my own work I have discovered just how important human agency is in
revealing such fascinating anomalies.
Without a mechanical means of play-back, trans-time images have to be first
photographed by a psychic with physical mediumship abilities, and then the images must be coaxed from the
photograph with editing techniques and finally prepared for viewing.
Understanding Storage and Release of Visual and Auditory Data
Specific events can trigger a release of this nature, and active paranormal
activity can occur. Phenomena might be auditory, visual, or both. Sounds such as voices or footsteps may be heard.
People, animals and objects can be witnessed. Sometimes, an entire scene can be
This may include seeing events, either silently or with sound, or just hearing
them with no visual input. Sometimes the olfactory senses are stimulated and strong scents such as perfume or
tobacco can be experienced.
These replays are non-interactive. It's more like experiencing a movie than a
real event. A residual haunting of this nature does not have a present reality. The actions that precipitated the
storage of the records are over, and the people who were once involved are usually no longer present as
It's considered that the method of storage could be electro-magnetic, and I
also think that this may be the case, at least in part. It makes sense, but nothing is yet known with any certainty
and there is probably far more involved.
Some researcher's with greater scientific understanding than myself think that
this is not the case, and it remains to be seen. Perhaps they are stored in standing scalar wave form, waiting to
be potentiated by whatever impulse might trigger the paranormal activity.
Disturbing Construction Sites
This provides one explanation for the well-known phenomenon of supernatural
disturbance that can occur when a building or other structure is altered or remodeled, leading to a spate of
'ghostly' activity involving sightings and auditory phenomena.
This may be perceived as a haunting, when in fact it is more likely to be
caused by the release of past records from original materials as they are disturbed during construction, and
associated phenomena will usually not continue for very long.
More than one construction crew has quit in the face of unexplained paranormal
antics that have scared and unsettled workers as they went about their business. There is plenty of research
available for those who would like to explore the subject further, and some cases are well
Eerie phenomena have occurred in which inexplicable and seemingly impossible
events have taken place, such as elevators that continued to go up and down even when their power source was
This type of activity does not correlate to our present understanding of
physics and is often enough to scare some people away for good.
Experiencing these replays can be a little bit unnerving, but they can't
generally harm anybody. It's also true that although they can be accidentally triggered, nobody has so far
formulated any standard procedure for releasing these residual records, let alone recording them as they are
Photographing the Past?
But I am stating that scenes from the past can be resurrected and
brought to life once more in a specific way. It's possible and it has
already been achieved.
Genuine images of people and scenes who lived long ago can actually be made
visible again, photographically, as they once appeared, and I have provided incredible evidence that this
startling assertion is the truth.
If you view my work with trans-time photography you will see something very,
very special - fascinating images of the past that have been extracted from video footage of historical
Photographed directly from the screen as the video footage played, the edited
pictures reveal haunting trans-time images, details from an ancient world, in color, embedded in locations such
as the original walls of buildings that are centuries old.
How I Discovered the Truth About the Past
When I first taught myself how to edit photographs containing paranormal images
I had no idea just how deeply my explorations would take me into the twilight zone.
I had of course seen and examined the evidence in other people's photographs,
but only a few pictures of this type were (or are) available, and frankly I already had more of my own anomalous
trans-time images than all the accessible work from other people's experiments with cameras put
I had still to fully realize the implications of my own discoveries. Although I
had always been interested in and recognized the validity of the stone tape theory, I hadn't experimented seriously
with trans-time photography myself.
I had taken photographs which displayed trans-time imagery before, but this was
a spontaneous phenomenon over which I had no control.
What I hadn't done was to experiment exclusively with trans-time photography,
with the sole purpose being the extraction of trans-time images from the past, targeting specific surroundings that
had historically witnessed a lot of emotional past activity.
I went on to experiment, garnering spectacular results that surpassed any of my
How I Photograph Images From the Far Past
Such images can be extracted from many materials, including wood, but the one
which seem to store residual records most efficiently seem to be stone.
My discoveries so far indicate that walls are the most reliable target from
which to extract past records visually. Very old stone buildings and walls with old plaster still adhering have so
far proved to be the perfect media for storage and subsequent retrieval of trans-time
Other people have experimented with the retrieval of sound, but as far as the
author is aware, nobody else has managed to extract identifiable, color images of the past with any
The process of re-photographing video footage taken at target sites provides
the scenes from the past.
At present there is no
known system which will reliably extract images of the past from video footage in a mechanical way. I'm
certain that this will be possible in the not too far distant future, but for now the only way I know in
which to accomplish this is through the intervention of a psychic photographic medium such as
As a psychic and a physical medium, I don't enter into trance or channel
information for people. I do produce ectoplasm.
My gift manifests most strongly when I take photographs. In the old-fashioned
language of spiritualism, the veil parts for me, and I'm able to photograph
Many of these photos contain real-time interactions with human spirits and
other trans-dimensional entities. But they are perhaps even more special when they contain these amazing trans-time
images - genuine photographic pictures of the past.
Extraction of Imagery
Once the images have been preserved on a photo the next task is to extract the
visual data via editing techniques that have been designed to excavate through layers of imagery, isolating the
clearest scenes and figures and revealing the details, sometimes minutely.
This editing method allows even very tiny details, such as the iris and pupil
of a person's eye or a detail of jewelry they are wearing, to sometimes be revealed.
The images are preserved in color, producing a good approximation of the color palette at the
time the original parent-image data was stored.
Trans-Time Photography & The Living Dead of Pompeii
In AD 79 Mount Vesuvius in Italy erupted so violently that it covered several
nearby towns, including Pompeii and Herculaneum, in many feet of ash and debris.
The devastation was so complete that for 1500 years it was forgotten by
everybody that these cities had ever even existed.
Only when they were re-discovered and excavations began was it realized what an
utterly devastating fate had befallen the entire area.
Many fascinating discoveries were later made, and the world could at last see
some of the excavated and perfectly preserved ruins and even some of the eerily perfect body-casts of victims who
perished in the disaster.
Although a lot was learned from these excavations, it only made the longing
people have to see the actual past seem like an even more impossible dream - until right now!
Photographs of Pompeii
2,000 Years Ago!
With this in mind I decided to target an area and time period that is
well-known in the annals of history for one single devastating event - its utter destruction through a cataclysmic
event almost 2,000 years ago.
The ruins of Pompeii turned out to be a perfect selection. The entire city had
been completely covered in the debris from the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, preserving the town
under many feet of ash and cinders.
It lay undiscovered and forgotten for centuries and only fairly recently has a
section of the remains been properly excavated. It is from video footage of these archeological remains that my raw
material was sourced.
Now, who wouldn't like to see the living past in the form of colored photographic images - trans-time photographic
images from the very day that Mount Vesuvius erupted on august 24th in AD 79?
That's two thousand years back in time - who
In the trans-time images you won't see murals or casts of human bodies created
from the cavities left by entombment in volcanic ash, but instead real
photographic scenes from the far-past. National Geographic's
got nothing on this!
Made visible once more are:
Scenes of the area during the eruption, including
An actual image of Mount Vesuvius erupting
People fleeing the area and sharing their last moments
Smoke and fires
Indoor scenes - interior rooms
Outdoor scenes with landscapes
The people of the time - children, women and men - in period-appropriate attire
Animals, incense burners, a mirror - even earrings - and very much
It proved possible to extract - in color - poignant photographic images of
people and scenes exactly as things were happening on that terrible day almost 2,000 years ago, from footage
of the ruins of Pompeii and the surrounding areas.
Sample Gallery of Pompeii-Related Trans-Time Photographic
Choose an image to begin
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Over the course of the next few years Jane Tripp will be producing and
releasing a variety of different books, documents and multi-media presentations about trans-time photography,
targeting interesting places and historical events in order to bring the most exciting and verifiable information
She will also be teaching those interested how to retrieve these records from their own
photos. It's her belief that a certain percentage of people will be able to obtain trans-time visual data
using a camera, and she would very much like to help them to unlock and use any potential they have in this
exciting new field of paranormal research.