After posting an article about Maria Aurora’s 600-year old Balete tree, I received a pretty strange message from one of my readers, it reads:
hi christian, what's your email add where i can send you the two pictures you've taken where you captured
ghosts and elementals... unbeknownst to you. thanks
It was four in the morning and I just got home from work, it was still dark, everybody was asleep and I was the only one downstairs; the hair at the back of my neck stood on end. I caught supernatural beings on my camera? Seriously?
I was scared to see what I got but I was also very very curious about it. So I went ahead and gave her my address.
The reply I got consisted of two photos, here’s a cleaned up version of it:
Now I’m really not one to believe things right away, but I do believe there are beings that are beyond what our human senses can fathom.
I checked the photos at full magnification and this is what I got for the first photo.
The Ghost of the Little Girl was unconvincing when seen up close as it looked like it was just an opening in the roots with a shaft of light. The Family of Dead Witches did give me the creeps though, specially the hooded figure on the upper right side of the photo. I’m just not sure why my mysterious correspondent thinks that there are a family of dead witches in the area.
For the second set of sightings, here are the close-ups (pardon the blurry images, the place was too dark for handheld photography and I know I should have used my tripod haha):
The Shy Diosa (description straight from my mysterious correspondent) does indeed look like an old woman covering her face, the Elemental on the lower part of the frame looked like a strangled cat and the Elemental on the upper frame looked like a snout of a horse (well I think, that’s what it is supposed to be).
I’m a big fan of the X-Files, and although I Want To Believe as Agent Mulder does, I do prefer Agent Scully’s approach on these kind of things. I exhaust all possible logical explanation before jumping to conclusions concerning little green men and things that go bump in the night.
The first thing that actually came to my mind after seeing the captions was that if you really tried to look hard enough, you can find just about any strange image in about anything, especially on gnarled shadowy wooden roots of Balete trees whose reputation regarding the supernatural precedes itself.
But in all fairness to my correspondent, the things she saw in my photos really resemble quite those she described and some of them even gave me the heebiejeebies.
But who am I to judge really, I’m no Fox Mulder, I just take photos. I’ll leave the verdict to you guys; drop me a line and tell me what you think about this whole strange incident.