FIRST IN A SERIES OF SPIRIT PHOTOGRAPHS
[WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IN THE FOLLOWING SEVERAL POSTS WILL SCARE THE DOGGE DOO OUT OF YOU. SO, TELL THE CHILDREN TO GO BACK TO THEIR GAMEBOYS…LIGHT A CANDLE…AND ABOVE ALL, TRY TO STAY CALM. NOT ONE OF YOUR NEIGHBORS WANTS TO HEAR YOU SCREAM AT NIGHT. THOSE DAYS ARE OVER…FOR MOST OF US. BUT, BE WARNED…READ AND VIEW THESE BLOOD-CURDLING, HORRIFIC, TERRIFYING, HAUNTING, GHASTLY, SPINE-TINGLING, AND FRIGHTFUL IMAGES AT YOUR OWN RISK. ONE MORE THING, IF YOU DON’T CLICK ‘LIKE’ AND/OR PASS THEM ON TO FRIENDS AND RELATIVES, I WILL SEND ONE OF THESE SPIRITS TO SHAKE YOUR NIGHT LIGHT OR EVEN, YES, I AM CAPABLE OF MORE…LEAVE YOUR REFRIGERATOR DOOR OPEN! DO YOU REALLY WANT YOUR CHUNKY MONKEY TO MELT? DO YOU REALLY WANT TO DROP THE $5.69/PINT FOR CHERRY GARCIA BY TURNING IT INTO MUSH? I DIDN’T THINK SO.]
In 25 days it will be one of my favorite holidays…Halloween (in case you haven’t guessed). Here is probably one of the most famous ‘spirit photos’ ever taken. Is it real? Is it fake? (I know, it’s really the same question). A little background: After the assassination in 1865, Mary Todd became a little weird. Let’s just say she was living out where the trains don’t run. That’s not being unkind, mind you. She was known to be a tad bothersome to her husband during his difficult years during the Civil War. Her son, Robert Todd, had her committed to an asylum in her later years. Her life surely wasn’t a bowl of cherries.
The photographer claims he did not know who she was when she sat for the photograph.
So, it’s up to you to decide if it’s genuine or not.
ANOTHER WARNING; In the next posts, I’m going to make little or no comment. I would like you to do it. Just make a comment, tell a story or something in the COMMENT space. I’d like to hear what YOU think. (And, this posting is exhausting work.)
So, here’s the famous Lincoln photo: