Okay, let me fill you in on the details of how this picture came about. My good friend Jay was in his room watching TV with his girlfriend and,
according to Jay, he heard a knock on his window and he assumed it was me (I said I might stop by that night)... so he grabbed his digital camera and
was going to surprise me by taking a quick picture as soon as he opened the blinds to scare the crap out of me (super bright flash + night time = good
way to surprise someone). He opened up the blinds and took this photograph, but there was nobody outside his window... so he didn't think anything of
A few months later (right before Summer '04), he was backing up all of the photos from his memory card to a CD, and he noticed this picture in the
mix. Something caught his eye. When you look at this picture, you will see it, too!
My friend Jay isn't too computer-savvy... that is to say I had to teach him how to burn a cd, copy the photos off of his digital camera, and how to
download music properly... so his level of computer knowledge isn't that great. That is the one thing that trips me out about this picture so much,
simply because he just does not have the computer know-how to manipulate a picture.
He called me up and told me to come over right away because he wanted to show me "something creepy" in his words. So I went over to his house and I
was pretty amazed at what I saw here.
In the photo, you can clearly see where his camera is, where the flash is, his hand on the camera, and his forehead and baseball hat (right above the
camera). He was standing right in front of the window as he took this picture, yet when you look down near the bottom of the window, you see a little
figure of some sort. Now, you can CLEARLY see that this "man" is wearing dark sunglasses, a blue shirt, and seems to have some sort of suspenders on
(we debated whether or not this was a gun holster, because near his left armpit it seems like it). This "man" also has no legs. ALSO, he would have
to be 2 inches tall. The grass is DIRECTLY behind him (my friend's room is below-ground and the window is ground-level) and he seems to be within the
grass. Another amazing aspect is when you zoom in a bunch, everything in the photo gets really blurry while this little character stays fairly focused
and sharp, atleast moreso than the rest of the picture.
A couple of weeks ago, a long-time friend of ours, John, was up in town and we showed him this picture and he was flabbergasted as well. And he's the
biggest skeptic I know! He kept looking at the photo all night on the computer while me and Jay were watching TV. He came into the room and told us he
believes it was some sort of ghost, which shocked the hell out of both me and Jay. John also said that when you zoom in a bunch, it appears as though
this little figure is actually suspended within the grass, as he appears BEHIND the crack in Jay's window, but I'm not too sure about that one.
I just wanted to post this on here to see what others think of it. It really is quite strange. My friend hears a knock thinking its me, takes a
picture to surprise me, turns out nobody is there, and then this little man appears in the photo!
I am fairly convinced that something is very screwy with that picture. Sadly, I bet most everyone will assume this has been doctored or that it is a
reflection. For the reflection argument, all I have to say is that Jay was standing DIRECTLY behind the camera as he took the picture, so unless he
had some crazy electronics built into his shirt, I don't know where this would have been reflecting from. For the doctoring argument, all I can say
is that my friend Jay simply does not have the know-how with computers to manipulate images.
This JPEG photo is 1,119,252 bytes (1.07mb) just to let you know. The link is below. Please make your judgements and post replies! I would like to see
some feedback on this...
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