You want creepy? My whole blog is creepy!Posted: August 20, 2015 Filed under: Photos & Video | Tags: photo, photo challenge, postaweek 9 Comments
I’ve felt incredibly welcomed into the PostAWeek community from the very start, and now I’m half-convinced they are making prompts just for me. This week’s theme is, of course, ‘creepy’ and I’m all over that 🙂
Now seems like a good time to announce that I am in the process of creating a section of the blog which is dedicated entirely to photos and photo projects (like The Halloween Photo Scavenger Hunt, and The Haunting Photos Gallery.) The section can be accessed anytime by clicking on the ‘haunting photos’ link in the blog header area. (And by clicking HERE.)
I could post a number of photographs in response to this week’s prompt, but I’ll limit myself to one that I don’t think has ever appeared at the blog before:
THE CREEPY HAUNTED HOUSE
The above photo was taken when we walked the Ghosts of Anoka Tour, in Anoka, Minnesota.
This particular house’s ghost manifests as a prankster who likes to turn lights on and off and ring the doorbell. This activity is more impressive than you might image, because the doorbell in question is not electrical. Instead, it rings mechanically, when it is twisted. It looks something like this:
After our group had moved past the house, we actually heard the bell ring. I’m sure someone (living) inside the house was deliberately making the tour more exciting for us, but when we looked back there was no one visible in the well-lit porch. Creepy.
PS: I have no idea WHAT the two dark, straight, lines in the yard are. I don’t remember seeing any pipes or signs or trellises there when I took the shot, and they don’t look natural to me. I did not add them to the photograph.
Here are some of my favorite entries for the ‘creepy’ prompt from others:
(I’ll add more as I have time to browse, so feel free to check back. For this prompt, I plan to go through ALL the submissions.)
PS: If I’ve linked to you below, I would love to include one or more of your shots in my Haunting Photo Gallery. Check it out, and drop me a line in the comments or at email@example.com if you’re interested 🙂
| tarantula | jackdaws dining | special indeed | Her Majesty | Backyard Buddy | 4 for 4 (perfectly creepy shots) | Cedlec Ossuary | Frosty in August | WE’RE WATCHING YOU! | Pointy Hoods and Long Cloaks | Mummies of Guanajuato | What Waits in the Fog? | broken bone | Comic-Con little piggie | Trinity Churchyard, New York City | Afraid of the Dark | 18 shots, all good, bit I love the cave and the blood fountain | Buddhist hell | a Lovecraftian story, inspired by random creepy pictures |
I rented an apartment that had that type of doorbell, I loved it- wish they’d come back.
A girlfriend of mine once had an old house with a doorbell like this. Even though I had “just come on in” privileges, I ALWAYS rang that bell 🙂
I thought of you the minute I got the theme announcement. The photo is definitely one of those ‘double exposure’-type creepy ones.
I was thrilled by the theme. Yes, I love this pic, and another commenter noticed a bit of creepiness I hadn’t. (In this particular crop of the pic, at least, it appears there may be two figures standing next to house!)
You seem to have a few anomalies in this pic. The black lines: are you sure there was no For Sale sign in front; almost looks like a sign frame, but then again the lines are too thick for that. Also, the lines seem to be repeated in a shorter version at the base of the steps. What’s more interesting is the possibility of 2 images standing to the immediate left of the house outside on the ground. Looks like a man with a derby (??) and a ‘stache standing next to a female child. Were there any people around other than your group?
Paul Hill, Light in the Dark Paranormal
So sorry for the long delay in my response. Sometimes things get away from me. I love that you noticed the figure or figures next the house. I went back and looked at the closest thing I have to the original picture to see what I could. (Unfortunately, I only saved a version on which I had already applied a b&w filter and a watermark. I may also have cropped it. THIS is why we should always save the ORIGINAL file, not the tweaked one.)
Anyway, I think the male figure is an artifact of the cropping. The girl, though? I can see her.
I intend to do a full post about this in the future, once I figure out how to best present the area we are talking about to other readers. I’ll try to remember to pop over to your site to let you know when I do that. Thanks again for helping me see just how interesting the photograph really is.
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Hi Renae, This is a very striking photograph. Am enjoying your blog. Good luck with the novel.
I’ve spent some time wandering your blog too, and I like it very much. Thank you for your good wishes. (I need them right now :))