Capturing our aura ?
Kirlian made controversial claims that the image he was studying might be compared with the human aura. An experiment advanced as evidence of energy fields generated by living entities involves taking Kirlian contact photographs of a picked leaf at set periods, its gradual withering being said to correspond with a decline in the strength of the aura. However it may simply be that the leaf loses moisture and becomes less electrically conductive, causing a gradual weakening of the electric field at the drier edges of the leaf. The freaky part is that in some experiments, if a section of a leaf was torn away after the first photograph, a faint image of the missing section would remain when a second photograph was taken. James Randi has suggested that this effect was due to contamination of the glass plates, which were reused for both the "before" and "after" photographs.
Here are some more awesome Kirlian Images :)
So how'd they do it ?