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Ghost Photo: The Man in the Rig


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#16    Zamor

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 02:01 PM

Perfect face, glasses on nose and ear, hairline looks good.
Think it's a reflection in the window of someone standing out of photo.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:37 PM

Ghost VS pareidolia.

And the winner is.........pareidolia.

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:31 PM

Most random photo ever  - "Oh look! An oil rig! I better get a shot of that puppy!"


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

The thing is, they stated that no one was at the oilrig, so who took the photo?

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 06:37 PM

View PostBrian Topp, on 05 January 2014 - 06:32 PM, said:

The thing is, they stated that no one was at the oilrig, so who took the photo?
The camera.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:04 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 05 January 2014 - 06:37 PM, said:

The camera.
But who used the camera?

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:21 PM

Looks like a reflection off the glass.  Pareidolia.


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Posted 05 January 2014 - 11:50 PM

Spooky


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:24 AM

Here's the full photo if anyone is interested.

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The photo was apparently taken for the 'Nabors '89 calendar', which was for the people who worked on that rig, and it wasn't until the photo was printed that someone noticed something strange in the picture.

Edited by Kipperphoenix, 06 January 2014 - 04:30 AM.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:41 AM

View PostKipperphoenix, on 06 January 2014 - 04:24 AM, said:

Here's the full photo if anyone is interested.

Posted Image

The photo was apparently taken for the 'Nabors '89 calendar', which was for the people who worked on that rig, and it wasn't until the photo was printed that someone noticed something strange in the picture.

I see a truck and an oil rig - anything more is simply what someone wants to see.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 04:47 PM

View PostRafterman, on 06 January 2014 - 11:41 AM, said:

I see a truck and an oil rig - anything more is simply what someone wants to see.
blowing up the image would lead to matrixing.

It is easier to claim it is paranormal than taking the hard route and find out what really happened.


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Posted 06 January 2014 - 05:28 PM

View PostBrian Topp, on 06 January 2014 - 04:47 PM, said:

blowing up the image would lead to matrixing.

Exactly, and why would you even blow up that section of the photo?

I finally see the guy in glasses, but I also see a face down and to the right of that one.  Is that the guy who didn't die on the rig?

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:53 PM

View PostZamor, on 05 January 2014 - 02:01 PM, said:

Perfect face, glasses on nose and ear, hairline looks good.
Think it's a reflection in the window of someone standing out of photo.
I think you're reading a lot more into the image than what is actually there.

I read the link and made the following blowup a few hours ago when intending to respond to this thread.  I went back to Photoshop just now, saw the image and was staring at it thinking I'd cropped and blown up the wrong part of the photo.  I had to stare at it for a while before I realised where the "face" I was blowing up was.  Now that I look at it, his nose is all wrong looking.  It's JPEG'ed to hell anyway.

I'd like to see the original of course, but when does that ever happen?  Ghost photos on the Internet are an endless stream of low-res overcompressed horribleness.

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Edited by JesseCuster, 06 January 2014 - 10:55 PM.

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:37 PM

Oooo, he has a mustache too. And that's not a towel, it's a blue lobster!
He must be the rig's translucent cook.

Bigfoot is definitely in the eye of the beholder!

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 08:18 PM

I see what could be someone but it also could be a trick of the eye. The photo is quite blurry and distorted.





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