While visiting the infamous Bachelors Grove Cemetary/Settlement
in the early fall of this year, 2012, I
snapped quite a lot of photographs. All of them were taken using a Samsung Galaxy S, and in different modes, including panoramic. Only one out of
hundreds caught my attention, and it did so in a big way!
The picture as mentioned in the title of this thread is a detail of a panoramic shot, blown up, and rephotographed so as to increase zoom. I REALIZE
the picture is blurry, there is no avoiding that... as I said it is blown up from the original, which is an elongated panoramic shot, comprising but a
small portion of the whole photograph.
The setting is behind the cemetery, into the woods 100 yds or so. The link provided will explain that the area around this decaying cemetery was once
a settlement, with the majority of the structures destroyed over time, leaving the hollowed out, crater-like stone foundations below ground level...
There were NO standing structures, OR people visible when this photograph was taken. It was a woody clearing, that is all.
Please save your breath and time complaining about the clarity of the photograph. I know it is blurry, I know. But please realize that there is no
deception at work here, only a truly interesting find, especially considering the lore associated with this place. Again, this is a detail of a larger
photo, so image quality is doomed to be lost.
Below is the image, hopefully accessible as it is posted on my Facebook account, but its open, so it should work. Visible herein is a woman in a black
dress, standing before a house. The square window-frames are distinguishable, as well as the roof line and side walls of the structure. Again: There
was nothing but a wooded clearing and we are positive there was nothing there whatsoever.
Also, for the sake of explanation, I have included the shot again, with guidelines and artifact descriptions.
And finally, the unedited panorama from which this detail was derived (note the woman is STILL extremely apparent in the far left field of the
Now, please do your best to inspect and dissect these picture, but this author is astounded! There have been multitudes of legends which speak of
phantom houses in this area in particular, and of course, the famous image of the woman in white sitting on a tombstone was taken at Bachelors Grove.
In fact, I happen to be privileged to know the boyfriend of the woman who shot that photo, who happened to be present when it was taken, and attests
to the claim that there was no one present.
So now I have my very own "phantom" photograph from Bachelors Grove. It is a gem I had to share with you, my alternative topics community. Enjoy,
speculate, share your experiences (if any) and feel free to share this thread and or the photo itself! But please link back to this thread if you
do... so as to give rightful credit to the OP.
edit on 22-11-2012 by Aqualung2012 because: leetle tings