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Old 03-13-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Chanute, KS
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My granddaughter has a toy camera that takes videos and still photo. She mostly takes pictures of the ground, her feet, her toys, etc. Sometimes she turns on the video and forgets about it and sets it down somewhere and it records her playing and singing and whatever else a three year old does. Yesterday my daughter plugged it into her computer and downloaded what was on it, mostly just to clear it out so she could take more pictures, but also to see what was on there. Among all the typical stuff she takes pictures of, was the one attached.

The figure in the photo is NOT a shadow of one of her parents, or anyone else we know. Smoking is not allowed in their home let alone the child's bedroom. We do not know if she took it intentionally, or how it got on there. My husband says it's a shadow, but shadows don't block out what's behind them. They often have "weird" stuff happening in their apartment...doors closing for no reason, an odd voice here and there, but this picture is creeping us all out.

Any thoughts or explanations would be welcomed!
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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Creepy! Looks like you captured a shade or a shadow person. Have you considered trying an EVP session in the areas of the house with the most activity?
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:45 AM
 
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It looks like it can be anyone - are you sure that is not her father?

If not - I would move out of the apartment ASAP - otherwise your child is in danger if not physically but mentally
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: US
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That picture is creepy. Looks like a movie poster for a horror film almost. Do you think it could be a sheet over the camera? That is the only thing I can think of logically that would create that.

Still gave me chills. Sage burning time!

I saw something like that as a kid waking up. I dismissed it as a dream. Although an old lady died in my childhood bedroom. Old Victorian homes usually had a death in them or a showing.

Have you researched the history of the property?
Checked to see if doors can be closed by drafts or other doors/windows being opened/closed?
Are the voices traveling from the other units?
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Chanute, KS
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My daughter and her husband are going to set up a laptop in the child's room tonight and record audio and video. I am going to try to find an audio enhancing program to download to see what we can hear that might be unusual.

They live in an apartment that was built in the 80s, and as far as I know nothing weird has happened in that particular unit. They don't usually leave windows open at night, so a draft of wind is probably not causing anything.

My daughter has been seeing shadow people since she was very young, but nobody except me and a couple of other people believed her. Weird stuff happens wherever she is living, so I think something is attracted to her, and maybe her daughter. They do hear the child talking to something in her room sometimes at night, but she's a three year old and they are just weird anyway. The child doesn't seem to be frightened or anything.

I am going to have my husband smudge their apartment with sage again. We burn it a lot at our house but my daughter doesn't like the smell, or else he probably would have done it sooner.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:06 PM
 
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I agree with all other posters on all accounts -- feels/looks to me like a woman's outline, but a definite shadow person -- can you get land records to see what property/house was there in the mid- to late 1800s? Looks like she's "wearing" late Victorian-style clothing with those mutton sleeves, shoulders, giving it that "poofy" look, and buttoned up to the neck.

Feels like she lost a child and now wants to claim your grandaughter as her own. I want to feel sad for her, but she's too dark, too creepy, as others have said, to garner a real sense of sympathy. Smudge and salt away! Keep us up to date, too - would be interesting to see what comes of this.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I guess it's my turn to be the voice of reason (or stick in the mud).

The round bottom part looks like a fingertip right in front of the camera lens. The blobby "head" is probably a random shadow and would not look anything like a figure with the "fingertip" removed and would naturally be distorted because half the lens is obscured.

Don't freak out, this probably isn't paranormal.
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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I guess it's my turn to be the voice of reason (or stick in the mud).

The round bottom part looks like a fingertip right in front of the camera lens. The blobby "head" is probably a random shadow and would not look anything like a figure with the "fingertip" removed and would naturally be distorted because half the lens is obscured.

Don't freak out, this probably isn't paranormal.
I'm using Photoshop to invert the image and it could be a finger on the lens. It looks to me like a man who is looking away from the camera with his finger on the lens.
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Up North
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this is so creepy
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Old 03-14-2013, 04:30 PM
 
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My daughter has been seeing shadow people since she was very young, but nobody except me and a couple of other people believed her. Weird stuff happens wherever she is living, so I think something is attracted to her, and maybe her daughter. They do hear the child talking to something in her room sometimes at night, but she's a three year old and they are just weird anyway. The child doesn't seem to be frightened or anything.

I am going to have my husband smudge their apartment with sage again. We burn it a lot at our house but my daughter doesn't like the smell, or else he probably would have done it sooner.
I believe you...that photo is incredibly creepy!!

In addition to smudging: have you thought at all about calling a priest or a pastor (assuming here that you are religious; if not, my apologies), to bless your home and drive away the evil spirit? I think if I was in your shoes atm, I would prolly be calling an exorcist, right now!

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