What is this “Kirlian camera”?
A Kirlian camera is often confused with an aura camera (used in aura photography), which, as mentioned in the introductory post, is a much different method of photography. The cameras used in Kirlian photography are nothing like traditional cameras. In fact, a Kirlian camera, also known as a Kirlian device, generally doesn’t even have a lens. The equipment used today can vary greatly, but the general process and theory behind the devices remains the same.
Here’s how the Kirlian photographs are created:
- A sheet of photographic film is placed on a metal conducting plate.
- The desired object is placed on top of the photographic film. Note: the object used must be conductive. Dry, non-conductive objects will not create this Kirlian effect.
- The metal conducting plate is connected to a high voltage, high frequency, low amperage, power supply.
- A pulse of electricity is sent through the plate to create the exposure.
The exposure causes the film to capture the small electrical coronal discharges that are created. Boom! There you have it! The developed film then displays a Kirlian photo— an image appearing to have a “colored halo”. This aura-like effect has motivated many claims from paranormal enthusiasts believing that there is a spiritual energy or a life force being portrayed through the photo.
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