Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Spooky Images to Spark the Imagination

As a horror lover, I'm fascinated by the idea of ghosts coexisting with us. The shadow I just caught moving on my peripheral vision, was it my imagination? A ghost maybe? That unnatural sound that echoed through the house at midnight, the dog barking when no one's around... During my teenage years my answer to every one of those questions would've been a ghost.

These days my desire to experience a paranormal event is nonexistent, but my interest in them hasn't decreased. Videos and pictures hold a special place in my heart. A few hours of indulging can leave me hiding under my bed in fetal position. But I'm no fool, I know some of those--too many--are fakes. A few times, though, the evidence shines with the possibility of truth.

I've visited several reputedly haunted places, only once in the company of ghost hunters, yet I have never managed to capture a ghostly image, nor I have been there when someone else does. Maybe someday I will. I hope not. For a horror writer, I'm quite a scaredy-cat.

Here I share with you my favorite pictures, the ones that gave me shivers; maybe tonight I'll have nightmares. No big monsters here, nor blood or gore. It is subtlety that makes these pics so unnerving.

This is a picture of a burning building. The girl you see there supposedly died in it. 

I don't really know the story behind this, but it is the image I'll remember the next time I go camping. *shivers*

A car accident on the Philippines where several people died. This picture was reputedly taken by one of the witnesses and only later the 'thing' under the bridge was discovered. A demon?

This one doesn't need a backstory. It's freaky as hell no matter what.

And this is why I won't get into a coffin until I actually need one.

So, what do you think? If you have a ghostly experience of your own or a pic that has troubled you some, please share. In the meantime, have sweet dreams!


Chris Fries said...

The first picture is definitely the spookiest one. The others are easier to attribute to shadows, lighting, or something ordinary that our minds make into spooky (like those eyes might simply be a raccoon or other varmit that gets captured in the flash of the camera -- I've had it happen with our cat).

I've never had an incident that I could clearly associate with a ghostly presence, but I am certainly open to the possibility that what I can perceive is only a small part of what is actually around me.

I hope you're doing great!

Nicole said...

Yipes!! Creepy!

Lexa Cain said...

Wow, you have really sharp eyes to see all those things. I always see little moving things in my peripheral vision. Then when I look, nothing's there. It freaks me out - and I'm glad I'm not the only one it happens to. :O

Julie Luek said...

You know it's funny, I'm not a big fan of horror or scary stories, but I love stories about real "haunted" houses or pictures like this that make me think... what if?