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Visual images are seen in only a small percentage of reported cases. A srudy of apparitions published in 1956 by American psychical researcher Hornell Hart and collaborators showed no significant differences between characteristics of apparitions of the living and of the dead. Some apparitions seem corporeal, while others are luminous, transparent, or ill-defined. Apparitions move through solid matter and appear and disappear abruptly. They can cast shadows and be reflected in mirrors. Some have Apparition A possible apparition captured on film.
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