Spooky photos, unsettling art, ghost stories, urban legends and more. . . turn out the lights, lock all the doors, and enjoy!

I prefer to post subtly unnerving and unsettling things rather than horror and gore. I love weird old photos and things that cannot be explained. I avoid posting about real-life murders/torture/abuse etc, we all know it happens and it is terrible, but I would rather keep this blog fairly light hearted.

I try to credit artists/photographers when possible, but I often don't know the source. Feel free to message me if you know the story behind anything I have posted :)
cavetocanvas:

Leonor Fini, Guardian of the Black Egg, 1955

cavetocanvas:

Leonor Fini, Guardian of the Black Egg, 1955

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sixpenceee:

Bats illuminated by lightning (video)

sixpenceee:

Bats illuminated by lightning (video)

unexplained-events:

This sculpture is by Marco d’Agrate, 1562 (Duomo cathedral, Milan-Italy)
This is a sculpture of St. Bartholomew who was an Apostle that was said to be skinned alive. If you look closely you will notice that his robe is actually not a robe at all, but his skin. 
 

unexplained-events:

This sculpture is by Marco d’Agrate, 1562 (Duomo cathedral, Milan-Italy)

This is a sculpture of St. Bartholomew who was an Apostle that was said to be skinned alive. If you look closely you will notice that his robe is actually not a robe at all, but his skin. 

 

unexplained-events:

Abandoned

There is a magical beauty to some abandoned places.

1) Abandoned ship in Canary Islands

2) Abandoned home in New Orleans

3) Abandoned Belgian chateau

4) Abandoned operating room

5) Abandoned home in Poland

unexplained-events:

Lost-Man Footage

This footage  was found within hundreds of miles of the Paris Catacombs. The video shows a man exploring the catacombs and his breathing slowly gets faster until he starts running. He is panicked and drops his camera (as seen in the last gif) which was his only source of light. 

There is no clear reason why or what he is running from. It is strongly possible that something spooked him out or that he is running because he panicked due realizing he is lost. There is a very strong possibility that he got lost and died, especially after losing his only light source.

creepypastaisrad:

Since 1967, Mrs. Stella Lansing has produced over fifty rolls of 8mm movie film depicting saucer-shaped UFOs and other unidentified objects, using a variety of cameras under many different conditions. It has become something of a hobby for her - almost a compulsion. Following her intuitive impressions, at all hours of the day or night, in all sorts of weather, often accompanied by researchers, she roams about the countryside with her camera. Many times the strange lights in the sky she manages to photograph have been witnessed by friends, neighbors and independent observers. Some of her sightings have been verified by officials at the local airport. Sometimes other people accompanying Mrs. Lansing are also able to photograph the strange lights.
On the other hand, many of her pictures are quite unlike the lights that have been witnessed. Objects and faces appear on the film. In fact, investigation suggests Mrs. Lansing can exert a psychokinetic effect upon film, videotape, and even large static objects. Strange sounds and voices also appear on audio tapes in her presence. Some of her apparent psychic photographs show images of flying saucers in a clocklike formation.
Nearly every time she takes a picture, something odd shows up. Whether it be faces of people not in the room, strange UFO like objects or deformities in her own face. Some examples of her amazing photography are as follows:


Two self portraits taken seconds apart, the second one shows an odd deformity near her eye

One of her more average pictures, a UFO

This was recorded near a ridge where she was shooting high tension wires.
And one of her more incredible instances, a picture of 3 men captured near her home, on Munson Hill, Mass. None of whom were in the room when the picture was taken. The photo has baffled photo specialists for decades. It was nicknamed “The occupants”

And heres an artist’s cleaned up version

The most shocking thing about the occupants is that when transferred to video tape, unidentified voices start to appear… impossible as her 8mm camera could not record sound. The voices appear to belong to the unidentified men, sadly the audio is too fuzzy to make out what is being said. (Listen to it here)
In 1971 Lansing was accompanied by respected Psychiatrist, Dr. Schwarz, when the following was recorded

Two red-orange orbs appeared in the sky. “…First theres one then theres two, they’re blinking, they hop around…” Schwarz commented.
20 years later, Stella returned to Munson Hill in the accompaniment of a film crew to see if they could repeat the photographs under controlled conditions, with the same results of orbs along with other strange anomalies. 

And last but not least, the clock series.

Whenever she would take a picture, a mysterious clock-like light would appear

It could not be a lens flare, as you can see in the image above, it overlaps the frames.
Even more bizarre, when zoomed in, the clock like lights appear to be saucer shaped UFOs

The theory of the clock series being the result of a light leak was debunked when she got the same results on 6 different cameras, 2 different types of film, in all different environments, in 5 different states.
For 30 years Stella kept meticulous records of all of her sightings, there were hundreds of them. She wrote down what she saw, wrote down times of anomalies, and kept all the film she’d shot.
“I probably didn’t realize that it was kind of a gift or anything in the beginning, I was just trying to get proof of what I was seeing. I tried with every kind of camera I had, and as this went along, I said to someone ‘if only I had a movie camera’ and they let me borrow theirs and that’s when I started to get my very first nighttime sightings” Stella said in a 1991 interview.
“8mm tapes are so small, it’s nearly impossible to tamper with them without a sophisticated laboratory… You’d need a Walt Disney studio to do it. A person like Stella Lansing could not do it” Said one photo specialist while inspecting some of her footage.
The case of Ms. Lansing is truly fascinating and surprisingly hardly anyone has heard of it. I really enjoyed researching the case and wish there were more sources of information that I could gather from. (Also sorry for the long post).

creepypastaisrad:

Since 1967, Mrs. Stella Lansing has produced over fifty rolls of 8mm movie film depicting saucer-shaped UFOs and other unidentified objects, using a variety of cameras under many different conditions. It has become something of a hobby for her - almost a compulsion. Following her intuitive impressions, at all hours of the day or night, in all sorts of weather, often accompanied by researchers, she roams about the countryside with her camera. Many times the strange lights in the sky she manages to photograph have been witnessed by friends, neighbors and independent observers. Some of her sightings have been verified by officials at the local airport. Sometimes other people accompanying Mrs. Lansing are also able to photograph the strange lights.

On the other hand, many of her pictures are quite unlike the lights that have been witnessed. Objects and faces appear on the film. In fact, investigation suggests Mrs. Lansing can exert a psychokinetic effect upon film, videotape, and even large static objects. Strange sounds and voices also appear on audio tapes in her presence. Some of her apparent psychic photographs show images of flying saucers in a clocklike formation.

Nearly every time she takes a picture, something odd shows up. Whether it be faces of people not in the room, strange UFO like objects or deformities in her own face. Some examples of her amazing photography are as follows:

Two self portraits taken seconds apart, the second one shows an odd deformity near her eye

One of her more average pictures, a UFO

This was recorded near a ridge where she was shooting high tension wires.

And one of her more incredible instances, a picture of 3 men captured near her home, on Munson Hill, Mass. None of whom were in the room when the picture was taken. The photo has baffled photo specialists for decades. It was nicknamed “The occupants”

And heres an artist’s cleaned up version

The most shocking thing about the occupants is that when transferred to video tape, unidentified voices start to appear… impossible as her 8mm camera could not record sound. The voices appear to belong to the unidentified men, sadly the audio is too fuzzy to make out what is being said. (Listen to it here)

In 1971 Lansing was accompanied by respected Psychiatrist, Dr. Schwarz, when the following was recorded

Two red-orange orbs appeared in the sky. “…First theres one then theres two, they’re blinking, they hop around…” Schwarz commented.

20 years later, Stella returned to Munson Hill in the accompaniment of a film crew to see if they could repeat the photographs under controlled conditions, with the same results of orbs along with other strange anomalies

And last but not least, the clock series.

Whenever she would take a picture, a mysterious clock-like light would appear

It could not be a lens flare, as you can see in the image above, it overlaps the frames.

Even more bizarre, when zoomed in, the clock like lights appear to be saucer shaped UFOs

The theory of the clock series being the result of a light leak was debunked when she got the same results on 6 different cameras, 2 different types of film, in all different environments, in 5 different states.

For 30 years Stella kept meticulous records of all of her sightings, there were hundreds of them. She wrote down what she saw, wrote down times of anomalies, and kept all the film she’d shot.

“I probably didn’t realize that it was kind of a gift or anything in the beginning, I was just trying to get proof of what I was seeing. I tried with every kind of camera I had, and as this went along, I said to someone ‘if only I had a movie camera’ and they let me borrow theirs and that’s when I started to get my very first nighttime sightings” Stella said in a 1991 interview.

“8mm tapes are so small, it’s nearly impossible to tamper with them without a sophisticated laboratory… You’d need a Walt Disney studio to do it. A person like Stella Lansing could not do it” Said one photo specialist while inspecting some of her footage.

The case of Ms. Lansing is truly fascinating and surprisingly hardly anyone has heard of it. I really enjoyed researching the case and wish there were more sources of information that I could gather from. (Also sorry for the long post).

clannyphantom:

hootbird:

eeriie:

Mickey Mouse gas mask for children during WW2.

woah thats terrifying.

thats so scary i want 12

theparanormalguide:

Chongqing Novel House- Strange Places- It is not unusual for writing to be found in old homes, left by the previous tenants. Door frames containing lines measuring the heights of children each year, maybe a teenager’s angst filled scrawlings of a crushes name, or even telephone numbers inscribed directly onto a wall near where the phone resided.However, finding an entire novel written neatly onto every wall of an abandoned house is pretty much unheard of.What would such a novel be about?There are movies where someone who had lost their sanity, wrote demonic texts on the walls of their asylum cell, or a mad detective laid out his case against the criminal he had been chasing down obsessively.But neither is the case with the writings on the walls of this abandoned house in Chongqing, Southwest China.“I was 17… I have reactions like lightning, hearing like a bat, my vision is like a hawk, and I am as strong as a general.”So reads one of the passages of this novel, unsigned and mysterious.The photos date from about 2009, and it is believed that the novelist may have been a vagrant shacking up in the slowly crumbling building. The Chinese writing covers every wall, and flows around holes and gaps where the plaster work has fallen away. The novel was obviously written when the building was already in its decrepit state.The text also includes drawings that illustrate the adventures of the stories Kung-fu super hero.Although it would be great to know who created the work, I think there is something special about it remaining a mystery.What happened to the author?Were they living there alone?Do they have other works?It’s these questions, not so much the work itself, that drives the intrigue. The work itself is beautiful but it’s the unknowns that create a certain romance to this mystery.What do you think?Have you ever found mysterious writings on your walls?Ashley Hall 2013Photos: The writing on the walls. Every wall is covered in this neat hand written script. Illustrations punctuating the line after line produced from the authors hand.
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theparanormalguide:

Chongqing Novel House
- Strange Places

- It is not unusual for writing to be found in old homes, left by the previous tenants. Door frames containing lines measuring the heights of children each year, maybe a teenager’s angst filled scrawlings of a crushes name, or even telephone numbers inscribed directly onto a wall near where the phone resided.

However, finding an entire novel written neatly onto every wall of an abandoned house is pretty much unheard of.

What would such a novel be about?

There are movies where someone who had lost their sanity, wrote demonic texts on the walls of their asylum cell, or a mad detective laid out his case against the criminal he had been chasing down obsessively.

But neither is the case with the writings on the walls of this abandoned house in Chongqing, Southwest China.

“I was 17… I have reactions like lightning, hearing like a bat, my vision is like a hawk, and I am as strong as a general.”

So reads one of the passages of this novel, unsigned and mysterious.

The photos date from about 2009, and it is believed that the novelist may have been a vagrant shacking up in the slowly crumbling building. The Chinese writing covers every wall, and flows around holes and gaps where the plaster work has fallen away. The novel was obviously written when the building was already in its decrepit state.

The text also includes drawings that illustrate the adventures of the stories Kung-fu super hero.

Although it would be great to know who created the work, I think there is something special about it remaining a mystery.

What happened to the author?
Were they living there alone?
Do they have other works?

It’s these questions, not so much the work itself, that drives the intrigue. The work itself is beautiful but it’s the unknowns that create a certain romance to this mystery.

What do you think?
Have you ever found mysterious writings on your walls?


Ashley Hall 2013

Photos: The writing on the walls. Every wall is covered in this neat hand written script. Illustrations punctuating the line after line produced from the authors hand.

You can also follow The Paranormal Guide at:
Tumblr
. Website. Youtube. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. Newsletter.