Please allow me to introduce myself…
My name is Frank Coates.
I was born September 17th, in 1891.
(32 years old now in 1923).
I’m happily married to my wife, Elizabeth.
I am a professional photographer, who has managed to make a decent living taking all sorts of photography jobs, not to mention a small following of collectors who are kind enough to purchase my artistic photography. I have done all sorts of photography jobs (commercial, fashion, studio portraits, weddings, etc…). My wife and I share a modest studio in downtown Arkham, MA. She is a fine artist who has had several showings in the local art gallery.
Because of my love of cameras and my in depth knowledge of photography, this makes me a prime candidate to be a member in the Arkham, MA, Society of Arcane Investigators. I’m able to analyze many supposed photographs of the “occult” (ghosts, spirits, poltergeists, hauntings, etc…) and usually can spot a fake from a mile away.
Because photography is still in it’s infancy, but spreading to the masses like wildfire, this field is ripe for charlatans and frauds. Due to my personal interest in the occult, it is my goal to search out and find these fakes, but deep down, I’m excited because there may just in fact, be that one in a million photograph out there that will capture “the other side.” It’s my hope that by placing myself in these investigations, there perhaps I might be able to capture that perfect photo that will hold up under likewise scrutiny as being a real paranormal photograph.