posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 05:24 PM
I did rename the photograph. The original filename gave away the exact location of the house, and for various reasons, the person who send me the
file asked that that information remain confidential.
I am fully aware that there are a lot of hoaxes out there - I really do not think this is one. The guy that sent it to me is almost 60. He is a real
estate developer. The guy that took the photo works for him. He is as non-technical as you can get. They are people that I trust.
Now, you have no reason to trust them. And you have no reason to trust me either (who the hell am I?) All that said .. this is probably not a photo
that has been meddled with. It is *possible* that someone edited the image before sending it to me .. but again .. the group that this comes from ..
they are not Internet people .. they are not hoaxsters. They renovate houses. The word "photoshop" would be alien to them.
What does the "photoshop elements" tag actually mean? Does that mean that the image was definitely manipulated by that application? Or, is it
possible that that is just what they use to offload their camera? More info here would be great.
If that tag proves manipulation, that would be great to know. If someone can definitively state that, then I can go back to these guys and say "I am
told that the this has been photoshopped by this particular application -- do you have anyone there that uses it? etc." It would be better if this
turned out to be a hoax, actually -- the guy that took the picture refuses to go back into the house, and is quite shaken up by it. If there was some
front desk/techie type person that is playing a joke, that would be *great* to uncover.