We’ve all seen it: The fog that hugs a person haunted by a spirit, a loved one or something else. Now, mists can indicate the presence of the supernatural. It’s also likely to be someone’s breath. Here’s how to interpret a ghostly mist in your pictures.
About Ghostly Mists
Ghostly mists, also called ecto-mists, have a long history in paranormal research. You’ve seen the thick gel/slime stuff coming out of a spiritualist’s mouth before. Those were fakes. Ectoplasm, like on Ghostbusters, simply doesn’t exist.
However, a fog that gently surrounds a suspected haunt could be something. Ecto-mist is a ghost in an unusual manifestation. It’s not strong enough to form an orb or apparition, so it looks like a fog. You don’t see these with the naked eye. You find them in photos taken during an investigation. They can look like a heavy fog or a fine mist. Dense fog versions are close to forming a ghost light or apparition.
Why? In most cases, they don’t have the energy to pull themselves together as a ghost light or apparition. You can help by using EMF pods to generate an electromagnetic charge for them.
Some people say ghostly mists have facial characteristics when closely examined. I’d say that’s hit or miss. If the facial features are in proportion and it looks like a human face, then you may have something. Otherwise, it’s probably a matrix
Ecto-mists can happen at any time of the day. They’re just as likely to appear during the day as they are at night. They also follow the same color patterns as orbs. Most are white, but they can appear as gray, pale blue, light green, light red or pink.
You may want to check for mists in areas where known apparitions or ghost lights appear. There’s a connection. The place may be a ghost portal and this helps the weaker ghosts manifest as mists. Unlike the orbs and apparitions you find, ecto-mists tend to linger for more than a few minutes and they can grow.
They can also appear anywhere. It could be a cemetery, the woods, a brand new apartment building. Ghosts don’t really understand the current world, so they hold on to the site. That’s why you can find them in places you wouldn’t expect. Don’t forget, ghosts may be attached to a person, so the place doesn’t matter.
Ghost Hunting Tips
When you investigate, take these things into account:
- If it’s cool or cold, the mist is likely your breath or it belongs to a member of your ghost hunting team
- If you smoke on an investigation, you have to discredit all mists you collect
If you collect evidence of a mist, but you match the 2 points listed above, your evidence will always, always get debunked by skeptics. Be on your best game.
Jacob Rice began investigating and writing about the paranormal in 2007. He has published 3 books on ghost hunting, ghost stories and paranormal protection. His podcast, Ghostly Activities, dives into these topics even more. You can also watch his ghost hunts on the Ghostly Activities YouTube channel. He lives in Olympia, Washington.