Update: August 2003 While researching the site to improve the report on these pages, Sue and Matthew took some pictures of the site and of Helliwell House in particular. Please note: the Toronto and Ontario GHRS do not support "orb" or "mist" photos as proof of paranormal phenomena but, this photo intrigued us.
The photo on the above is of a room in Helliwell House that has been layed out as an office and we noticed that, on the chair, we have what might be seen as a "mist" or possibly a weird light reflection. We honestly do not know. The room was dark, the weather outside (and in) was warm (25 degrees centigrade) but with low humidity. There were no recent open flames in the house and no known reason for any smoke or vapours.
A zoomed version of the photo is below
We are not requesting e-mails on guesses or known issues, we are simply presenting this for your own edification. We cannot qualify this as "paranormal" as we were not collecting data using thorough methodology so it was imperfectly collected and therefore, we, the GHRS, cannot say this is or isn't anything be that a "ghost" or a reflection of normal light.
So, knowing that we have our own grave doubts about this being anything "terribly paranormal" in origin, we leave it to you, the reader to decide what you think the image is.