UPDATE#! The winner of the Romanticon Grab Bag #2 contest is Jenn Herrick!
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Before I get to the ghosts, I wanted to share a screen shot I swiped off of Amazon last night. This was the sales ranking for A Four-Gone Conclusion. Thanks so much for making this happen!
Onto the ghosts…
By now, if you’ve been following my blog, you know I’m a bit of a whack-job. I admit it. I own it! One of my sincerely held beliefs is that ghosts exist, and I have a fascination with finding proof.
One place that has cemented my belief is the Crescent in Eureka Springs. This past weekend, I made a second trip there. This time with friends, and although I didn’t have quite the scary experience I had back during the summer (you can read about it here: Haunting at the Crescent Inn Hotel), there was still plenty of creep factor to enjoy!
A ghost hunter’s first and foremost piece of equipment (beside an open mind), is a camera. And as always, it wasn’t until I got home and blew up the photos I had that I saw just how much “proof” I had. In particular, I had tons of ghostly orbs. Some skeptics say it’s dust, but I can promise you, I don’t get these little glowing circles anywhere but inside creepy, haunted places. Take a look!
You saw one round, glowy circle, right? And what’s up with the wide-angle view of the picture? I promise, I did not change a single setting on my camera, but that’s how all the pictures came out. See this next orb? Keep watching.
Same shot, same orb, only it’s getting closer.
And I wish you could see this in the original photo. It’s almost impossible to make out the outline with the graininess of the image when I uploaded it here, but that brighter spot on the carpet, right in front of me, is the orb. Someone was checking me out.
After that, things went nuts. In this pic, you will see maybe four orbs, but in the original, I can count six.
How many can you see here?
And here? It’s harder to make out because it’s lighter, but look again!
If you’ve followed the Ghosthunters on TV, you might remember an episode they shot at the Crescent. In the old morgue area in the basement, they caught the full shadow of a ghost on their infra-red standing beside this locker. In my previous Crescent posting, I explain more of the history of the place and why it’s completely appropriate to find ghosts here. Last time, I got nada so far as ghostly images or orbs. This time? We shut off the lights here to get more shadows to see the orbs.
Same view—with the lights on. Persistent little suckers, aren’t they? You can almost feel them buzzing, “See me! See me!”
Last one, there are a couple in this shot, but I liked that one of them was right on top of me.
There is more to the Crescent than ghosts. If you ever make it to northern Arkansas, the view is fabulous. This is right at sunrise. (Yeah, I really was up that early. :))
And a few moments later, same spot.
There’s so much color! Hope you enjoyed the pics!