The demonic figure above appeared on film during the making of ‘Return to Babylon, a Short Silent Film. Below is the story followed by the link to the film. (Photo courtesy of The Paranormalistics)
Like most people, paranormal investigators also have extensive “bucket” or “wish” lists.
Most of us want to make contact with the other side, see something move with our own eyes, and catch something unexplainable on film.
During our investigations, we set up anywhere from one to a dozen infrared cameras throughout a location to try and capture shadows, objects being manipulated, or, the allusive full-bodied apparition.
I’ve never been privy to capturing anything other than a few shadows that are questionable at best.
But I recently read about a 2011 movie that claims to have captured demonic activity on film while creating the picture.
“Return to Babylon,” a silent film by Alex Monty Canawati tells the story of Hollywood scandals and tragedies from the early 1900s.
Hoping to create and old-style, silent film, Canawati used a hand-cranked camera and black and white film he found in a bag that he initially thought was trash.
When watching the film, the actors – including Jennifer Tilly and Maria Conchita Alonso – seem to morph into grotesque creatures resembling demons.
Their faces seem to turn into evil grimaces, their hands and fingers elongate into monstrous claws, and they are joined on film by what look like full-bodied apparitions and the faces of dead actors.
Tilly even reported feeling like she was being watched and touched by unseen forces during the making of “Return to Babylon.”
Canawati claims there were no special effects used during the filming of the movie, and some have said the film has not been tampered with.
A photographer teacher from the Brooks Institute of Photography said the film “breaks all rules of cinema logic.”
Several paranormal experts have witnessed the film and have no explanation as well.
However, the 19 rolls of black and white film were found by Canawati while walking to his car one evening.
Was it damaged?
Was it simply old?
And were the cinematographers using the hand-crank cameras skilled in using them or could the old equipment have influenced the strange results.
Check out the clip and see what you think of the “haunted movie.”