Ghost Writer
Polaroid Photos Reveal Written Messages and Strange Shapes



Ghost Writer
Polaroid Photos Reveal Written Messages and Strange Shapes

The team meets in the Situation Room to discuss which cases they'll investigate this week.

Bill brings in the first winner, a set of photos and videos that seemingly displayed ghostly writing.

He, Chi-Lan and Larry are assigned to investigate this potential Polaroid poltergeist.


Bill, Larry and Chi-Lan head to Los Angeles, where they meet with John Huckert. He's the owner of a home in which Polaroid photos he's taken have repeatedly revealed written messages and strange shapes.

Some of the messages even seemed to be in direct response to questions asked.

A psychic friend of Huckert's also claimed that there's a body buried under the house. The briefing completed, the team begins its investigation.

In this case, Chi-Lan's photography expertise is put to work. She creates a method by which she's able to recreate Polaroids with text on them...but while the technique works well in the Fact or Faked office, efforts to replicate it on-site result in blurred and muddled photos.

Efforts to recreate the effect using a sheet of plexiglass with writing on it also prove fruitless; the text looks good, but reflections from the glass - an effect not seen in Huckert's photos - are impossible to ignore.

Finally, Bill and Larry go underneath the house in search of the rumored dead body.

With the help of ground penetrating RADAR, they do make a seemingly chilling discovery: Bones! Unfortunately, however, Larry later has the bones analyzed and discovers they come from a cow and a chicken.

But Larry also had the voices of the witnesses analyzed by law enforcement specialists, and they aren't lying. The crew is baffled, and there's no choice but to chalk the case up as unexplained.