All Bark, No Sprite?

05.26.2010 · Posted in Ghosts, Miscellaneous

CarloRamsky3Carlo Ramsky believes there are spirits in the trees near the canal path between Newbury and Kintbury, England.

Most people who have seen the photos say the faces seem to be something the eye picks out from normal variations in bark pattern and tree shape. People tend to see faces in things, such as electrical sockets, rock formations (e.g., the face on Mars), clouds, etc. This is a phenomenon called “pareidolia.” This tendency is put to use in things like Rorschach inkblot tests and is also thought to be behind some detection of words by people working with EVP.

CarloRamsky1I have seen some photos of parts of trees that really do look like bodies or faces. Even with squinting, Ramsky’s extremely blurry photos don’t seem to contain anything out of the ordinary.

Ramsky is a wood machinist, however. Perhaps that helps him see things in these trees that others can’t.

– Julie


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