Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Wednesday Weird: Disneyland Ghost

Fun Fact about me 1: I love ghosts. Love them. I love reading true ghost stories or watching videos or anything.

Fun Fact about me 2: Ghost scare the shit out of me. So even though I love reading books and stories and watching videos, I also get super creeped out. But then fascinated. The further creeped out. It's a terrible cycle.

I do wonder, however, how scared I would actually be in real life if, say, I heard footsteps in the hall, or someone called my name when I'm home alone. The only times in my life where something strange or weird has happened, I've reacted with curiosity and not fear. But I have a feeling that curiosity would go straight out the window if my bedsheets were pulled off me while I was sleeping.

Anyhoo, today I'm going to share an awesome ghost video. Regardless of whether you're a believer or a skeptic, this video is pretty damn awesome.

Brief video explanation: This is a video shot by a security guard at Disneyland. He's (or she) is filming the security camera monitors that are set up to film the park near to the Haunted Mansion attraction.
 




Suspicious things about this video: It takes place outside the Haunted House at Disneyland. Coincidence?

Super interesting things about this video:

The ghost tracks across all four video monitors before it walks out onto the river and disappears.
Some peope think that maybe it's a reflection on the video monitors, which could be a logical explanation if the room was large enough for a person to stand far enough away to make the reflection the size that would fit on those roads (so like, what, a 60ft room?) Also, the screens are stacked, so the room would also have to have two stories. Or at least a platform for the person causing the reflection to stand on to reflect first on the top monitors, then the bottom. Also, at one point, the anomaly appears on two monitors at the same time.

So I think we can probably rule out reflection.

There's a possibility that it's CGI on the tapes, but then we have to ask ourselves, why? Who would go to all that trouble of getting the park security videos, putting some CGI on them, just to film them on some monitors for a ghost video to post on youtube? Seems like an awful lot of trouble.

Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.  What are your thoughts?

 

16 comments:

Maria Zannini said...

I've seen enough real live ghosts to be a true believer, but this one is hard to rule on since there is software out there that can manipulate the video. On the other hand I can't see a security guard risking his job with trickery.

One thing I found interesting is that the ghost was marching as if part of a parade.

More ghost videos please. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Creepy. Could be real, could be a hoax. Call Ghostbusters!

Christine Danek said...

I love ghosts. Like you, they fascinate me and scare the crap out of me. This is really cool though even if it turns out to be a hoax. I'd call TAPS in on this one. :) Thanks for sharing.

Stacy McKitrick said...

Cool! Although I wonder what this ghost was doing and why walk on the path one place and then the water in others.

Matthew MacNish said...

For the first half of the video, it looks like little more than a trick of light, but then all of a sudden, I could see arms and legs moving in a specific gait. Creepy.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Completely undecided on this one. It took me a while to find the ghost, but then - like Matthew - suddenly I could see legs. For a while I thought maybe it was a beam from a helicopter - is that plausible?

Teebore said...

Who would go to all that trouble of getting the park security videos, putting some CGI on them, just to film them on some monitors for a ghost video to post on youtube?

The internet.

Seriously. After reading about the people who used Minecraft to build a stop motion recreation of Super Mario Bros. 3, one pixel at a time, there's nothing that can surprise me when it comes to the painstaking and relatively pointless things people will do with their time.

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

"They're coming to get you Barbara..." oh wait...that's "They're coming to get you Sarah..."

Johanna Garth said...

Super creepy, and yep I'm a fellow ghost believer.

Rena said...

I go back and forth about ghosts. The idea of ghosts is terrifying, but there are plenty of good observations which are absolutely unexplained by science. That doesn't mean science can't, but just not right now.

This one is spectacular, though I can't decide if it's real or not since the ghost makes such a fantastic entrance and exits on the fourth monitor.

On the other hand, Holy shmoly! That totally looked like a ghost.

Catherine Stine said...

Hard to say on this one, but I do believe in spritis. I just read Anna Dressed in Blood if you want to read a really cool ghost novel.

DL Hammons said...

That's just creepy!!! Better not let my wife see that. :)

Jamie Gibbs said...

Took me a while to see it at the start, but I got it eventually. That is indeed creepy!

Jamie

Talli Roland said...

No way am I watching any ghost video. I have enough trouble keeping my imagination in check! I live in an old (1800s) Victorian terrace and I can very easily scare myself.

Anne Gallagher said...

It's a great video, but the problem I have with it is that the "ghost" as he's walking has light beams coming out of his head as if he's reflecting the light. I don't get it or why it's happening, therefore, I think it's a CGI, although not necessarily done by the security guard, but someone else. Maybe Disney itself as part of the "Haunted House" hoo-ha.

Hannah Kincade said...

I agree with Alex, call Ghostbusters!

Also, Teebore is right, people like doing really stupid shit just to mess with other people.

Alas, I'm wishy washy.

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