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- Posted on Oct 12th 2009 3:30PM by Charley Rogulewski
Back in 1997, Meisner decided to take a snapshot next to the rock legend's grave in the famous Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, not exactly an uncommon thing to do considering some 1,000 people visit the grave daily. The photo, taken by Meisner's assistant, shows the historian casually standing next to Morrison's plot with one hand in his pocket and a white cloudy shadow to his left, the latter going unnoticed until Meisner finally decided to revisit the photo in 2002. The cloudy, obscure image to Meisner's left is said to be the deceased singer himself.
Word quickly spread thanks to the Internet, and the historian had the photo analyzed by some folks who do that sort of thing -- and they concluded that the snapshot may indeed be as bone chilling as it was first perceived. These researchers rule out both lightning and image manipulation and conclude that the photo is simply "unexplainable." In an even more eerie coincidence, the photo is featured in a new book titled 'Ghosts Caught on Film 2: Photographs of the Unexplained.'
"Part of me wishes that I never stepped foot into the graveyard in the first place," Meisner told the UK's Sunday Express, adding that his life was never the same after taking it. Not only did he say his marriage dissolved, but in an eerie coincidence to Morrison's life, Meisner acknowledged losing a close pal to a drug overdose as well. He also recounted that the photo also brought all sorts of characters to his door, claiming they bore messages from the rock god.
"At first it was sort of interesting to see how many people felt a spiritual bond with Jim and the photo," Meisner said, "but now the whole vibe seems negative." While this book maintains that the snapshot is real, skeptics will counter that the image of Morrison's ghost is -- appropriately for Mr. Mojo Risin' -- double exposed.