My husband is very anxious for me to share this shot with you:
Because, see, if you zoom in on the glass window of the door at the end of that hall, you see this:
And here it is again, with brightness and contrast increased:
As you’ve probably guessed, this is a shot from inside the Hotel Monte Vista, which I mentioned in my last entry is purported to be haunted. This is the fourth floor hallway (we were room 411, the “Gene Tierney” room, which was very… mauve), and the picture was taken at around 9:30 at night. Bill was bringing the camera back up to our room because we were in the lounge and I didn’t think I’d need it anymore (and then of course I ended up going right back upstairs and getting it again a half-hour later). He paused in the hallway and called out for any ghosts to make themselves known (we’ve been watching too many episodes of Ghost Hunters), then he took this shot. I didn’t notice anything until the post-processing when I looked a little closer at the reflection in the window, and goosebumps raised right up on my arms. I showed it to Bill, and he kind of freaked out a little.
I will say that Bill was standing too far back (he’d zoomed in down the hallway toward the door) for this to be his reflection. So. A ghost? A trick of the light? Weird reflective stuff? I’ll let you decide. We certainly didn’t experience any tangible supernatural experiences during our stay.
Anyway, work is swampy with all the swampiness, so the remainder of the weekend’s activities will have to wait for my next entry. In the meantime, I’ll share a few photos to whet your appetites (and if you follow me on Flickr or Twitter you’ve probably already seen some of these).