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    Default Share some spooky photos!

    I'd like to see some spooky original photography! I don't have any photos myself (I don't even have a camera myself) but I'm sure most people have that family photograph with the strange blur in the corner, or lights where there shouldn't be lights.

    Something like this
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    I don't think I have any, but I'll root around. But I wanted to say that your photo scared the soup out of me! Holy crap!
    This tastes like the circus smells.

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    A hole in a wall of a building later to be demolished- spooky image is actually some trees in the distance captured out of focus in the hole.

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    I can just imagine the Black Masses that go on there outside office hours!
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    Stick that on your bedside cabinet and enjoy your dreams!
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    Ahhhh God the eyes

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    I bet this place has 'em queueing up to stay the night.

    This one, too.
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    "Whooooooooo!" - scary disembodied baby head.
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    Disembodied baby heads are 65% more terrifying than any other disembodied heads.

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    My uncle's house in Philadelphia with a little spooky treatmant on post processing.
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    Did you guys know the photo in the OP was taken at 112 Ocean Avenue? The house was allegedly empty when the photo was taken.

    Here are some more classic "ghost" images:







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    Great photo-editing, Papaw! That looks fantastic.

    Here are a bunch of pictures that are claimed to be actual paranormal photographs:










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    That last one is da real spooky shit!

    Oh, and in the 3rd one, there's another little spooky head in the corner of the top left pane. Woooooohhhh!
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    Most country estates here have a room with the windows boarded up. They seem to all have ghost stories attached to them.


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    To sleep, perchance to experience amygdalocortical activation and prefrontal deactivation.

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    oh, and this one
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    I love the title for this picture: "I always find something ghostly about the bow of a sunken ship."



    For really spooky there's always this photo from one of Dr. Ballard's early dives on the Titanic



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    OK, Loki. What am I looking at?
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    Quote Originally posted by ivan astikov View post
    OK, Loki. What am I looking at?
    It's the porcelain head of a child's doll - after the hair and body have decomposed or been eaten away. Which is spooky enough.

    But there's a bit of a story behind it, too:

    One of the more outre theories about the wreck of the Titanic was that because the deep water and nearly cryogenic temperatures would retard decay, bodies might be preserved after having been at the ocean bottom for so long*. (It was even a plot point in an Arthur C. Clarke story.) And while Ballard and his group were pretty sure the idea was all bunk, at the time of the original dives and ROV explorations they were still worried that they might see some bodies.

    Then they were running one of the ROVs through the debris field, the image of that doll's head came out of the dark. It was something of a shock for all involved.



    *It's not quite as impossible an idea as it first appears. Granted oceanic bathyspheric ecosystems are pretty robust, and surprisingly active now that they're being studied more, it appears that in fresh water depths such things are possible. There was a report about the examination of the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, which mentioned the discovery of some remains near the wreck - but examination of the gear on the remains dated them to the latter part of the nineteenth century (the life vest, IIRC) but the condition of the remains were such that normal dating methods were not reliable. (The difference in deep water ecosystems is fairly easily explained: oceanic deep water environments have been around for billions of years - radiative evolution would have filled the ecological niches there long since. Deep fresh water environments, however, are generally very recent phenomena - tens of thousands of years, for the Great Lakes, for example - which is a very, very short time for radiative pressures to have filled deep water ecological niches there.)

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    Can you draw a circle around it? I still can't see a thing!
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    ivan, try this. I've circled the doll head in red, and put green dots to highlight where the eye holes are. From there you should be able to recognize the nose and mouth.

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    I was going through the Halloween pictures my brother took and came across this one:



    What's spooky about it? There were only four people in the room. My brother set up his timer and then ran over by us. From left to right:

    Joe, 6'
    Me, 5'9"
    India, 5'3"
    Matt, 6'1"

    Anyone else seeing the problem here?

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    Spoiler (mouseover to read):
    Okay, now my niece India says she flailed around really quick just before the camera went off and that's the blur of her arm. I told her to shut up because it makes a better story without that.

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    Zuul, I'm glad to see you're educating your niece in the key point: Don't let minor, inconsequential facts get in the way of a good story!!!

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    I really think that's one of the most important lessons life has to offer.

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    Quote Originally posted by ivan astikov View post
    I bet this place has 'em queueing up to stay the night.
    First thing through my mind....


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    Quote Originally posted by Zuul View post
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    Okay, now my niece India says she flailed around really quick just before the camera went off and that's the blur of her arm. I told her to shut up because it makes a better story without that.
    No!! It is Pyramid Head and no one can tell me otherwise.

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    hates, that's effing beautiful.

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    Sweet fucking christ Zuul, this pic scared the... I don't even know what it scared out of me but damn.


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    This photo was taken at a freeway underpass in downtown Houston, one I walk under every day on my way to and from work. This support pillar was the nest of a homeless man who lived there for at least a year - a middle aged black man with matted hair and beard who wore a big nylon parka in all weather (which is a true mark of insanity in Houston, let me tell you.) He made his sleeping place as comfortable as possible with a makeshift structure of rusty shopping carts and old carpet and movers' blankets.

    He was clearly mentally ill; I usually saw him mumbling to nobody in particular, or engaged in some pointless activity. Nonetheless, he was fairly industrious for a longtime homeless person; in addition to collecting aluminum cans to turn in to recycling centers (a common industry among the homeless here), he would dig wilted roses out of the dumpster behind the florist shop on the next block. He would pick out the least wilted roses, snip the stems short, wrap them in bouquets with newspaper, and try selling them to passing drivers at the stop light. He "sold" a few a day mostly out of sympathy and appreciation of his effort.

    I got used to seeing the man, or his empty shelter, twice a day every day. Then, one day in September, he was gone, and so were all of his belongings except for a few dead, trampled roses. I had gotten so accustomed to his presence that for a moment I thought I was in the wrong place. On the pillar above where he used to sleep, there was a large, strange chalk drawing and inscription. Now, his absence would have been no more than unusual - homeless people move around all the time, and maybe he'd finally been rousted out by the police - except for this drawing. You can tell how big it is in comparison to me. In this photo, taken in broad daylight, the figure and writing are merely strange, but seen in the predawn light as I saw it for the first time, and with the man and his little home missing, it was one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen.

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    Fantastic! Where was his abode? I used to deliver around Houston and saw several such places. They were eventually cleared out, only to move somewhere else.
    I have been driving up Dixie farm Road for the last 3 years, and there had been a guy standing at the light on the feeder of 45 and Dixie Farm, every night and day. I wanted to shoot a picture, but you know when you are commuting you never seem to prepare. Just a few months ago, he was just gone! I don't know if he left, died, or got run off. I am sure he was sleeping in a nearby pasture because I saw him come out of it several times.
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    Quote Originally posted by Papaw View post
    Fantastic! Where was his abode?
    This is underneath 59 at Main Street. At the time, I was mostly concerned with getting a few decent shots of it and getting out of there before anything weird happened (I'm less accustomed to walking around that part of town than OCS is), but the more I look at it, the weirder it is. The dead roses that accumulate at the base of the pillar, the almost-but-not-quite legible writing, the way it looks like the drawing is suggesting a weapon in his hand pointed at his head. And that it's spontaneous and...organic, I guess is the word. We're pretty used to photos and films manipulated to look creepy. This is creepy in the raw.

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    Quote Originally posted by Papaw View post
    Fantastic! Where was his abode? I used to deliver around Houston and saw several such places. They were eventually cleared out, only to move somewhere else.
    59 overpass @ Main and Wheeler.
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