I have not posted here in ages, but this photo made me think of this site and I thought I'd share.
My friend Michelle called me a couple weeks back. I'm 44, she's 45. We've been close friends since 11th grade. Many years back she moved into an
old farmhouse in Perry Hall, Maryland. It was located right off Bel Air Road as you're leaving Perry Hall, heading down through the Gunpowder State
Park area. It sat a good distance off the road on the right hand side. A stone driveway, a spring house in the front yard, a small smokehouse off to
the left, and a big old barn to the right. There use to be a silo in the backyard, but only a large concrete platform with a hole was left; this was
used for many a bonfire at Michelle's. When she first moved in I partied alot there with her, Eric and Joe. Eric was her live-in boyfriend and Joe
was her best friend (who I later became best friends with). We had some great times! The house was very old. Michelle nicknamed it "Farmhell",
partially alluding to the fact that she worked out of her home as a desktop publisher (the drudgery). At some point she put a chicken coop in the
backyard. Michelle often talked about a ghost in the house, in her bedroom, and Eric's. At some point Eric told Michelle something scared him. He
said that one night he felt something get into the shower with him. Freaked him out so bad he started taking baths from then on. To be honest,
sometimes old houses like this one give me the creeps. I know that there were a couple bonfire nights where I felt "spooked" going into the house
alone to use the bathroom...and I had an alcohol buzz, no less, so you'd think I'd be uninhibited. Anyway, eventually Eric moved out. Michelle and
him weren't jiving anymore. At some point later, our best buddy Joe died from a heart attack (that was a total blow to Michelle and I). And then not
too long after that we found out Eric had taken his own life with a shotgun in his backyard. Michelle stayed in the house for a couple more years.
I'm sure she could tell you all some stories (if I could get her to join the forum). At some point the State of Maryland decided they were going to
be cutting a road through her property. She was renting the house, so the landlords told her she had to leave. Since she had a child and was working
out of the home, the State told her they'd find a comparable place to live (which they did). Michelle moved.
Maybe a year later, she has an urge to go down and take pictures of her old boarded up home. She was sad to see the old house falling apart. At some
point, she's telling one of her customers about the old house, and they asked her to write an article on it. She pulled the photos up and was zooming
in on them to see if she could see through the windows to the condition inside the house. Then she saw the face, and called a couple friends to tell
them what she found in her photos. I was one of the calls. She sent me more photos and we proceeded to check everything. Oddly, we found something in
another window that almost resembled an alien gray, but the first photo with the face was so clear. And NO this is not Photoshopped. This is totally
legit. I myself work in graphics and have used Photoshop for years. Besides, Michelle doesn't know Photoshop well enough to pull something like this
off. And we been friends for 28 years. When I zoomed in I could see no traces of tampering in the pixels. This thing is for real. I think it's really
This is the photo (and unfortunately I'm having a hard time getting this site to not crop it - the right side - but it doesn't matter because you
can see the part that's important):
This is it zoomed in. My cousin couldn't see the face so I had to trace it for her:
Here's a real tight close-up (pixel level):
I've always been skeptical of this kinda stuff, but this is really unexplainable.
[edit on 4-6-2008 by rocknroll]