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Banshee by crimson-ivory Banshee by crimson-ivory
A few friends and I were taking a walk in the forest behind my house taking pictures, since it was such a nice day. Now these woods are incredibly creepy most of the time; they just give you that gut feeling. There are stories about an native american burial ground being around here, and (regardless of what some people might think, I do believe in spirits and such) there is supposed to be a sort of 'ghost of suicide' around here. Down in the hollow where this was taken, there was a murder-suicide. There are many other stories in this area about similar things happening too, and they usually involve a hanging.

So we were headed back to the house, pretty much done taking photos, and the trees were creaking in the wind. And you know how sometimes they sound like other things - well the creaking sounded like a scream, like from a banshee. And I got freaked out and turned around, to check what was behind me since I was behind everyone else. And there was this branch. There was no denying that there was a screaming face on this branch, and it freaked me the hell out!!

I did a bit of photo retouching to give this more of a ambiance to it, but the face is there in the original print and negative, completely real and completely scary. (And look, I don't want to hear 'that's stupid' or anything about me being paranoid. I do have a tendency to find faces in everything - the grain in wood, patterns in fabric, but not in bark. This was real-looking. I wish you could see the real thing!)
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xXMollyMinxXx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student General Artist
i ceez it!! i luv ghosts...and spirits....
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pluno-ubasa Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
what an awesome picture, good eye!
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Falang Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured here : [link]

Hope you don't mind and thanks for sharing ! :hug:
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SuzanneHole Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow, so creepy! haunting photo like the effect you added to it!
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kittywoodphotography Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for submitting such creepy Halloween inspired work.
I have featured this in my news article 'This is Halloween' here --> [link]
Thanks again, Kitten
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Falang Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How frightening it is !! It's the sort of things which terrify me more than anything !
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008  Student General Artist
Oh, you should see it in person *shutters* Thanks!
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Falang Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would have run away with a white face and a terrible long cry ! ^^+

Oh, I didn't say it before : great shot !! ^^
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MeRQuR Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, this looks real, and in addition - scary. I dont want to see this more than few sec.
You take this photo when u go with friends, or later?
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Student General Artist
I was with some friends when I took it. Wow I would be scared to be back there by myself! It was very creepy.
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MeRQuR Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh I know. Maybe this is just accident to tree grow like this, but only view is terrible.

P.S. I dont know why few my friends says this is pretty :O
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Tevekinhell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007   Digital Artist
Now that is creepy! Looks like the kind of thing that would start talking to you from the corner of your eye...
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007  Student General Artist
That's exactly how it made me feel too! Thanks :)
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vaia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Very creepy indeed! :o

My husband would love to go wandering in a place like that :roll:
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007  Student General Artist
Lol, yeah. It is interesting to walk around, but I hate that feeling it gives you!
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krazykohla Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Pretty creepy stuff..

What are you doing walking in those creepy woods?!
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner May 28, 2007  Student General Artist
Hehe I don't know really. It's really pretty back there, and sometimes it doesn't have that 'feel' to it. But when it does, blech.
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Zemperta Featured By Owner May 8, 2007   Photographer
Looks like something else to me...

Don't mind me, I have a dirty mind
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WhatIsThis Featured By Owner May 6, 2007   Digital Artist
creepy
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Student General Artist
definitly :)
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WinglessBird Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
That is really freaky. I don't know if I'd want to see the real thing, the photo alone gives me the creeps.
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Student General Artist
Yeah, it's much more intense in person, it has a 'vibe' to it. Thanks :)
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Silmuen Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow creepy story...Im so scared of creepy trees...I kinda believe in spirits as well and ...coupled with the haunted forest...gods Id be so scared...and this branch *shudders*
anyway...great great photo!
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!
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sbyue Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
Wow creepy. o.o I know what you mean though. Sometimes when I was daydreaming, especially when I was little, I'd just sort of stare at something (it usually ended up being a complicated pattern on a shirt or something) and end up finding patterns that looked like a face or something like that.
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Student General Artist
Yeah, complicated patterns are the worst, since you can find lots of stuff in them. Thanks :)
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PrincessTigerLili Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It does look like a face. That's really creepy. Nice shot.
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crimson-ivory Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Student General Artist
Thanks!!!
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