I was walking through an arcade in town not long ago when I came across mystic/hippy type shop where they were offering to take photos of your aura. They had posters on the wall showing examples. They basically look like a normal photo with some pretty coloured cloud effects layed over the top.
I stopped and talked to the guy in the shop. He said he had a special camera for aura photography that cost him $14000 USD. He said it worked by measuring the eletromagnetic energy that comes from a persons body. He then went on to tell me that it measured 'spiritual energy'. I tried to ask him where on the EM frequencey scale this spiritual energy was, but I could not get a straight answer out of him.
I find it hard to think on my feet, and was getting a bit flustered trying to get sense out of the guy. So I ended up just asking him to write down the make/model of the camera so I could go look up information on it myself. What he wrote down was 'Pro 6000'.
The shop has a website, with info about aura photography here:
So my questions are:
Does anyone know the truth about this camera? Is it just a normal camera with a special in-built graphics program to apply a cloud effect?
Does the human body emit EM radiation? What sort, how much?
Is there any basis in science for auras and the aura photography?
I have no doubt that this guy is a kook (look around his website) and I would really like to confront him with some facts about what he's doing. In fact, it would be nice if his little business could be closed down because basically what he's doing is defrauding people, I think. But am I wrong? I really need to know the facts.
By the way, I posted this in the science forum because there seems to be no forum dedicated to debunking this new age / mystic stuff.