These astonishing images are said to show the human spirit (in blue) leaving the body.
The activity of konstantin korotkov, deputy director of the st. Petersburg research institute of physical culture and world-renowned authority on kirlian photography, was recently highlighted by life.ru. Korotkov is the developer of the gas-discharge visualization (gdv) technique in kirlian photography.
Now scientists have taken gdv photographs of a person as he was dying. In the photos, it could be seen that the area of the belly lost its life force (the purported soul) first, followed by the head. The heart and groin were the last to lose their life force, in that order.
Scientists using the gdv technique say that the aura of those who die unexpectedly or violently differs from those who experience a calm death. The souls of the former remain in a state of confusion for several days and return frequently to their bodies, especially at night. Korotkov ascribes that phenomenon to unused energy retained by the soul. He suggests that the gdv technique will also have applications for distinguishing genuine psychics from frauds.