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    I See Dead People!

    Was shown this somewhere else. Some of you morbid people might find this fascinating as I did. Back in ye olde days, before we had cameras on our phones, people (especially the young) often died without having their picture taken. So before the funeral, loved ones would take a photo with the deceased. Death (especially of children) was a larger part of life, so I can see why you would want a picture of them. I looked at a few of these in a history class at ISU, but this link has some interesting ones. Some of these pictures are unnerving because it isn't immediately clear who is the deceased in the picture!

    Just a warning, many of these pictures are of young children (nothing gory or gross) so don't click if that may disturb you.

    There are a couple crazy ones - a recluse who they took a photo with, in a suit, when he had been dead for 2.5 years! I actually hope I look that good when I've been dead that long. About 3/4 of the way down is a picture of a child on a rocking horse that looks like he saw a ghost before he died!

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    Re: I See Dead People!

    Ive seen stuff like this before. Creepy as all get out.



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    Re: I See Dead People!

    Quote Originally Posted by bos View Post
    Ive seen stuff like this before. Creepy as all get out.
    Yeah I've seen it too. Although it was a lot less creepy when John Candy and Dan Aykroyd were involved.



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    Re: I See Dead People!

    I remember watching what I believe was a documentary on this phenomenon:





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    Re: I See Dead People!

    There's a link in the bottom corner of the page that goes to a photo of a whole family and it appears that the husband and wife both have a gunshot to the head, both laying w/ their kids! Creepy!


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    Re: I See Dead People!

    Quote Originally Posted by TXCyclones View Post
    There's a link in the bottom corner of the page that goes to a photo of a whole family and it appears that the husband and wife both have a gunshot to the head, both laying w/ their kids! Creepy!

    yeah I didn't mention that one........they were murdered by another man who had a dispute with the family.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TXCyclones View Post
    There's a link in the bottom corner of the page that goes to a photo of a whole family and it appears that the husband and wife both have a gunshot to the head, both laying w/ their kids! Creepy!
    \
    Read the comment right after the one with the link and the poster tells the story of the murdered family in the photo.


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    Re: I See Dead People!

    Not gonna lie...with my kid sitting on the couch, I couldn't get past the second one. Took me places I don't even want to begin to think about.



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    Re: I See Dead People!

    I have no clue why I just looked at those pictures. As a parent of 3 young kids the child photos were very hard to look at.



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    Re: I See Dead People!

    So is the one sitting the dead one? They both look pretty alive to me


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    Re: I See Dead People!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    So is the one sitting the dead one? They both look pretty alive to me
    Looks photoshopped.


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    Re: I See Dead People!

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    So is the one sitting the dead one? They both look pretty alive to me
    My guess is the one standing. Look at her eyes and the color of her hands. Plus that article showed how they made the bodies stand up.

    Just all around creepy. Could you imagine your parents asking you to take a picture with your brother or sister that has just recently died.



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    Re: I See Dead People!

    ha, this is the one that got me! It's the standing one. Look at her hands. They're just "off".


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    Re: I See Dead People!

    That just freaked me the **** out.



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    Re: I See Dead People!

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    My guess is the one standing. Look at her eyes and the color of her hands. Plus that article showed how they made the bodies stand up.

    Just all around creepy. Could you imagine your parents asking you to take a picture with your brother or sister that has just recently died.
    You may be correct, but now reading the rest of the articles on the page I see that they basically painted open-eyes over the eyelid. Knowing this, it appears the one sitting may have the painted eyes rather than the one standing.


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