The Human Aura Has At Last Been Photographed

This article describes the apparent success of Dr. W. J. Kilner in photographing the human aura. Of course, there is no such thing as auras, which might explain why they didn’t actually publish any of his photographs, and opted instead to use illustrations explaining what exactly Kilner claims to have captured.

For centuries, people have claimed to be able to see auras. Kilner in fact clamed that he could see them with his naked eyes. But in simple tests, such people always fail.

In college, a friend of mine had a book about auras. It showed illustrations of different auras and explained what auras of certain colors mean about a person’s mood or personality. My favorite by far was the drawing of a person with a purple aura. The caption explained that it was the aura of a person wearing a purple shirt.

THE HUMAN AURA HAS AT LAST BEEN PHOTOGRAPHED: Dr. W. J. Kilner of London Succeeded in Catching on the Sensitized Plate the Halow or Atmosphere That Surrounds the Body. (PDF)

From February 5, 1911

One response to “The Human Aura Has At Last Been Photographed”

  1. David R Velasquez Avatar
    David R Velasquez

    Actually one can see auras but it’s dependant upon light and the angle of viewing. That video link to James Randi supposedly debunking (was it the existence of aura’s or that particular person’s claim to see them?)… it was hardly realistic or a credible scientific test.
    Nor do you delve into the question of Kirillian photography.
    But for someone who tries to appear logical and factually based you offer little if nothing to back up your declarations… and, you dispel the possibility their existence with the same unexamined simplistic assumptions that you no doubt would accuse aura believers of.
    I won’t claim to know exactly what they are but one thing scientifically proven is that the human body does have a very light electromagnetic field of its own. After that it does all fall into conjecture.

    I suggest if you want to make such claims in a blog you do a better job of sourcing your claims than just Youtube videos of cheap theatrics.


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