Spirits really ARE all around us!

Since posting Rose’s entry on her spirit encounters we here at SEB have been flooded with pictures from various believers in the paranormal seeking to prove the existence of ghosts. All of which I laughed off until some SEB regulars started sending pics my way. These shocking pics from long-time SEB reader Serge seem to bear out Rose’s claims after all:

GASP! IT’S TRUE! THERE ARE SPIRITS EVERYWHERE! Naturally this sudden revelation spurred me to dig through my own pictures to see if perhaps there was any evidence of paranormal activity I managed to capture by accident without realizing it. Sure enough I managed to find a picture Anne took of me here in the apartment that appears to have a ghostly figure in the background! LOOK! LOOK AT THIS STUNNING PROOF OF LIFE AFTER DEATH!!!


Click for a bigger pic!

Yep! I’m a true believer now! How could I have missed all this paranormal activity before? All it takes is a good bump to the head with a heavy hammer and I’m seeing ALL SORTS OF GHOSTS NOW!!!

45 thoughts on “Spirits really ARE all around us!

  1. Les,

    The figure in the background of your picture looks like Obi Wan Kenobi.  This proves that Jedi exist as well!  Now my childhood dreams can come true!  I always wanted to be a Jedi!

  2. Oh, forgot to mention, Serge’s picture is just smoke. And that is quite obvious. The only spirits I believe in reside in those nice bottles at the liquor store.

  3. I always assumed he wore that shirt to scare the ghost away.

    Who you gonna call?
    FASHION BUSTERS!

    Sorry Les, I couldn’t resist and even worse, I’m aware that’s one of your favorite shirts.

    > I’ll just be over here in the corner kicking my own ass.

  4. Hey Brock- I was going to welcome you back, but after that unspeakably tactless remark about Les’s lovely shirt I’m not sure what to say, except that you obviously have no idea about what’s too cool for school.

  5. After this reveleation, its obvious that you have to rename your site Les.

    Stupid Evil Spirits forever!

  6. Suggested lyrics for the site theme song Spirits all around us:

    We feel it in our fingers, we feel it in our toes
    The spirits all around us and the feeling grows
    It’s written on the wind, it’s everywhere we go
    So if you believe, come on and let it show

    You know we believe we always will
    Our mind’s made up by the way that we feel
    There’s no beginning, there’ll be no end
    ‘Cause on the spirits we can depend

    It’s written on the wind, it’s everywhere we go
    So if you believe, come on and let it show
    Come on and let it show

    Channel written by the spirit of Wet, Wet, Wet.

    Regards,

  7. Ahhh Zilch, cut me some slack G

    Les will know I’m kidding when he reads it. I’d give that man the shirt off my back if he wanted or needed it. I’m pretty sure he’d be happy with one of mine too cause I’ve got a couple in the closet…..Man, I’d better let them out or they’re gonna starve to death, and then they’ll be dictating spirits too!

  8. By the way, is that a picture of the baby Jesus pinned to the wall, Les? Doesn’t that deserve a frame?

  9. Brock’s just jealous of my seriously cool Hawaiian shirt collection.

    Consi, that’s a pretty good theme song. I’ll have to keep it in mind. grin

    Jynxed, what do you mean it’s just smoke?!? Your excuses won’t work for me. I know what I’ve experienced and you have to believe in order for it to happen you!

    Oh man, I’ve got to stop, my face is starting to hurt from the effort of trying to keep it straight while I’m typing all of this.

  10. Les, are you telling us you can’t smile and type at the same time? Hmmm.  You’d better give me that shirt- you don’t deserve it.

    Brock- you have Hawaiian shirts too? Send me them.

    Consi- do you have any Hawaiian shirts?

  11. Les said:

    Brock’s just jealous of my seriously cool Hawaiian shirt collection.

    Collection as in > You have more than one of those?

    This is probably as good a time as any to mention my super hero costume collection. Why? Because those guys know how to dress. Who else can wear purple and yellow together and still be respected?

  12. Wow! You’ve conviced me!
    Hallelujah, brother!
    Where can I send donations to fund research into The Blessed SEB Smoke-Rings?

  13. I have a photo that distinctly shows the outline of a 7 ft. tall Easter Bunny with me when I was about 6 years old.  It was at my home and there was NO 7 ft. tall Easter Bunny in the room when the photo was taken.  Think it was a ghost????  OH NO!  The Easter Bunny is dead???

  14. zilch:

    I don’t own a shirt even close to that.  I’m w/ Brock on this one.

    Regards,

  15. Well, I was with him.  That is until he started talking about wearing superhero tights. gulp

    I should have read down further.

    Regards,

  16. we here at SEB have been flooded with pictures from various believers in the paranormal seeking to prove the existence of ghosts.

    Oh my, I’d like to see them!

  17. Les, how come you didn’t publish the one picture that shows the actual core engine of the “spirits producer”……The secret.

    The JynXeD, No it’s not smoke, it’s not, it’s not.
    Have you seen Rose’s pictures? They are much better. And there is poetry too.

    Brandi, It took me a good 3 minutes to get those spirits on camera so I would appreciate it a lot if you and some others start believing right now!

    Please…

  18. That T-Shirt is way cool, Les. And in a pinch, it will probably double as camouflage gear.

  19. Sorry Les, photos of the paranormal must be accompanied by short poems and little diatribes about belief and the afterlife and cigarette smoke and horny cats if they are to be taken seriously.

    On the upside, I do like your shirt.

  20. Sorry Les, photos of the paranormal must be accompanied by short poems and little diatribes about belief and the afterlife and cigarette smoke and horny cats if they are to be taken seriously.

    Les could provide all of that. Don’t tempt him.

  21. I see these kinds of spirits all the time—they always seem to appear after a good bong hit!

  22. Actually I’ve quit smoking 4 years ago so there are no cigarettes in my appartment but my girlfriend has incense that we never burn and by looking at Rose’s pictures I thought the thick white smoke might have been just that…Incense.
    In a matter of seconds the camera was out and you DO have to use the flash for better results.
    I can very well imagine Rose burning incense.

    The other pictures Rose took with the little bubbles are probably the result of spraying fine droplets of water on your camera lens which is something I will not try.
    Rose, you will have put a smile on all our faces and I hope it’s the same for you.

  23. The little bubbles are what I thought were consistent with lint or dust on the lens.  I once got the same effect from a point and shoot digital camera that I had in my pocket.  When I noticed that there were weird dots flying around I looked at the lens and saw that there was lint on it.  When I removed the lint, the ghostly blobs disappeared.  I’ve also had the same effect by using a lens that had been sitting in my dad’s closet for a while (and as such was quite dusty).

  24. I used to restore antique photos and saw a dozen or so like this one:

    Itinerant photographers from the Civil War through the early 1880’s created tintypes which required long exposure times.  A popular trick was the ghost-in-the-picture which required nothing more than for one person to exit the frame halfway through the exposure while the other sat still.

    Often it was a pair of sisters or even twins in the picture.  I often wondered how the decision was made – who got to be “live” and who would be the “ghost?”  Or is the seated woman depicted as sleeping and the other, the dream?

  25. decrepid. The same effect can be done with the same person on the same frame by covering the lens and telling the person to stand and uncovering the lens again for a little extra exposure.

  26. I see these kinds of spirits all the time—they always seem to appear after a good bong hit!

    Well, Rufus-Leroy, if you inhale too much and cough, of course you see the spirit of the wasted hit escaping, instead of getting wasted yourself.  Practice makes perfect.

  27. So Zilch, is THAT what you’re doing in your avatar? smile

    That appears to be one complicated bong.

  28. No, brandi, that is not what I am doing in my avatar.  Whatever made you think I would even entertain the notion of partaking of something unlawful?  Besides, I saw Reefer Madness, so I’m forewarned.

    No, that’s a horn make of kelp, and I’m playing it.  The next second, I got soaked by a wave.  Mother Nature was trying to tell me something, but I’m not sure what…

    Besides, the volume is so great, you’d probably hyperventilate before you finally got down to your hit…

    I won’t even ask what you’re doing in your avatar.  I’m sure it’s illegal.

  29. I won’t even ask what you’re doing in your avatar.  I’m sure it’s illegal.

    I’m posing like a bad little demon. What, is that illegal?

    (If only I REALLY owned that outfit. Me-ow)

  30. Brandi, I’m sure it’s un- or il- or im- or mal- or exo- or crypto- something.

    Yes, the outfit is very, er, becoming.  Not sure what it’s becoming.

  31. Speaking of avatars… how the hell do you upload one?  I have looked all over the “edit profile” page, but can’t seem to find an area to do that.

  32. Thanks, zilch.  Hehe, after posting that comment, I saw Les’s blurb about “Wider is better” and went to the gravatar link. rolleyes

  33. I really need to edit the comment form to include a link to the Gravatar site right on it. Hell, for that matter, I really need to redesign the whole damn site.

    Brandi, that’s Bettie Page, isn’t it?

  34. Brandi, that’s Bettie Page, isn’t it?

    She said so in another entry.

    Les, when you redesign the site, could you please look into a stupid little bug:

    When I type something and then want a (quote) or one of the things html-things (I’m intentionally mistyping here, obviously) BUT I want it somewhere EARLIER in the comment – I would usually put my cursor there and click the button on top. But it always places the (quote) at the BOTTOM of the page.

  35. That’s not really a bug per-se. Try highlighting the words you want to wrap in QUOTE tags and then click it. The script checks to see if there’s any text highlighted and if there isn’t then it just sticks in the opening tag at the end. If there is then it’ll wrap the quote tags around the text that was selected. The nice thing about that is then you don’t need to hit the quote button again to close the tag.

  36. zilch,

    Besides, the volume is so great, you’d probably hyperventilate before you finally got down to your hit…

    That reminds me of the most dangerous contraption that I’ve ever seen.  I had a friend way back in highschool for whom marijuana smoking led to carpentry, engineering, and inventing.  One day he combined a bong with an aviator’s respirator mask and called it “The Wing Commander”.  That contraption was dangerous.  The straps that my friend added to the mask made it damn near impossible to remove when one was intoxicated, and he also changed out the bowl of the bong with one that accommodated about an ounce and a half of smokables.  More than once I witnessed someone who was unable to get the mask off and get someone’s attention use The Wing Commander and pass out from a combination of oxygen deprivation and cannabis intoxication.  I’m actually quite glad that he now refrains from smoking the ganja.

  37. Brandi, that’s Bettie Page, isn’t it?

    Yep! Not that Ingolfson didn’t already answer. I just didn’t want you to think I was rude and ignoring you. I didn’t see the question until just now.

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