This very large edifice in Scotland has been in the news as of late.
Tantallon is a mid-14th century fortress, located about three miles south-east of North Berwick, in East Lothian, Scotland.
It sits atop a promontory (I’m thinking that’s a big chunk of rugged coastline) opposite the Bass Rock, looking out onto the Firth of Forth, and since it’s Scotland, the fortress would also be adjacent to the Fifth of Gin.
The reason why it’s in the news? The photo below:
People are calling this “a ghost”.
What do you think?
Well, call me “Burt Lahrie”, because I do believe in spooks. I do, I do, I do believe in spooks.
This photo makes me seriously doubt its legitimacy despite the three so-called photographic experts who looked at the snap shot, taken by a tourist in early 2008, and deemed it “untouched”. Now, I’m wondering how in the hell that could be? The image is too well lit to be in the window of a dark 14th century fortress without sunlight directly peering into said window. I mean, go back and look at it! Even the colors are way too vivid, the facial markings (to me anyway) seem too well defined considering the distance from the camera to window AND you can barely see the bars across the entity’s face. Granted, they’re thin bars, but still distinguishable. Look to the right and to the left of the face, which in and of itself, looks like it’s half in front of the bars in the window. It looks weird, plus the color seems so bright and in this case, unnatural all things considered.
So, as ghosts go? Nah, I don’t think so and mind you, I am by no means an expert. I can’t use a camera, much less a computer program to insert and/or remove photgraphed images. Hell, I think ‘photoshop’ is a little kiosk in the mall where you can drop off your film and have your photos ready in an hour.
And I really couldn’t determine whether this “ghost” is a he or a she.
Here’s a slightly closer look.
Take a good look. Study the face.
I did and I’ve determined that the “ghost” is actually a photo of a human being that had in fact been Photoshopped in the window. I’m convinced of this and in fact, I think I know who it is.
I first thought the image resembled a cranky Scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz.
I thought I saw a resemblance in the delightfully pointed eyebrows. That would be the max “Factor”.
Then, I looked more closely and realized that isn’t who it is at all.
But then, who is it?
I spent most of this morning trying to figure this out….and then it hit me. When you look at the next photos, you just might see the same thing I did.
Here’s another picture of “the ghost” for your edification.
After careful, deliberate study, I am convinced…CONVINCED…without a shadow of a doubt that this is actually a photo of:
Academy Award winning actress, Anjelica Huston in a period costume and based on her expression in the fortress window, I’d say she’s suffering from severe gas, too:
Tell me I’m wrong.
You…you and your clouds!!