First of all, we need to talk about
Photos produced from this technique are enigmatic because they allow us to see things which are
When you take a freshly cut leaf from a tree, and you tear off a part of it, and take a Kirlian photo of it..
You need to take the photo within minutes of cutting the leaf, and the leaf must be fresh, healthy and full of life. But even then, this phenomenon only occurs sometimes: Successful replication rate is between
The Wikipedia article on the phantom leaf effect states that it happens due to residual moisture if you put your leaf on the electrode
This sounds convincing and has probably discouraged most from researching this further, but it's worse than misleading, it's a ridiculous lie. Dr. Kirlian used the described faulty methodology in
While researching this article, I lost count of the amount of replications I saw mentioned, but it is somewhere around 20. I expect to personally join the club soon as I will buy my own Kirlian camera. The highest quality replication is the comprehensive experiment by John Hubacher, in which
There was no significant parameter that could be tied to the 41 leaves that did not display a phantom image.
Look at the two photos above. They are both the same leaf, but the
Back in the day in Russia, Kirlian photography was used medically, as a diagnosis tool. It was a said that it could also predict health problems before they manifested.
More than 80% of amputees experience sensations from their amputated limb, even though it doesn't exist anymore. Common feelings are itching and pain. The commonly accepted explanation is that exposed nerve endings are being stimulated.
There are at least two accounts of people who have seen the phantom leaf effect in amputated humans[4,5] when photographed, both remarking that it was only possible to photograph during the phantom pain.
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