Mind-blower

black mambablack mamba Major grinsJacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins
edited May 2, 2019 in Other Cool Shots

I stumbled upon this old barn and was damn near hypnotized looking at this end of it. I assure you that you are seeing a flat, continuous surfice running from one corner to the other.

If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.

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  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 20,939Super Moderators moderator

    That is a most curious construction technique. I bet this old barn has some tales to tell, if we only knew how to listen. ;)

    Thanks for finding, capturing and sharing this scene!

    ziggy53
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  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 12,269Super Moderators moderator

    That really looks tilted to me. It's a wonderful catch!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins

    @ziggy53 said:
    That is a most curious construction technique. I bet this old barn has some tales to tell, if we only knew how to listen. ;)

    Thanks for finding, capturing and sharing this scene!

    It's good to hear from you, Ziggy. As you may know, I've been tracking down old barns and other old farm buildings for more years than I want to admit to. I, too, wonder about the stories these old barns could tell. While I've never heard voices, I've had two different experiences that caused the hair on my head, neck and arms to stand up. With the talk about parallel universes and the such, perhaps one day we humans can bridge into communication with things like this. I hope I'm alive when it happens.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins

    @denisegoldberg said:
    That really looks tilted to me. It's a wonderful catch!

    Hi, Denise. Thanks for the visit. In the literally hundreds of old structures I've shot, I can't remember a single one that you could consider to be squared up. Depending on your angle of view, these things canter and tilt all over the place. My only approach is to make sure my camera is level and lets the chips fall where they may.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • CornflakeCornflake Major grins Posts: 2,393Registered Users Major grins

    What a fine image! It drives my neurosis for straight lines crazy but that's my problem.

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins

    @Cornflake said:
    What a fine image! It drives my neurosis for straight lines crazy but that's my problem.

    It's funny that you say that, Don. I'm somewhat afflicted with a bit of the same neurosis. You kind of get over it when you're around these old barns so much or you'll go crazy for sure.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 12,284Administrators moderator

    Great find. Worth a photo study at different angles and lighting conditions.

    My Smugmug
    "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take" - Wayne Gretzky
  • willard3willard3 Jefe Máximo Posts: 1,843Registered Users Major grins

    Whoever built that has a good sense of humor.

    It is better to die on you feet than to live on your knees.....Emiliano Zapata
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins

    @David_S85 said:
    Great find. Worth a photo study at different angles and lighting conditions.

    Good suggestion, David. I have already planned to visit that barn again next month. I'm particularly interested in seeing how a change in ambient lighting will affect the image. Thanks for commenting.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • StumblebumStumblebum I shoot, therefore I am Posts: 7,552Registered Users Major grins

    Very cool find Tom!!

  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,576Registered Users Major grins

    Great find and shot. Do share your ESP experiences!

  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins

    @willard3 said:
    Whoever built that has a good sense of humor.

    More likely it was accomplished with some old friend to a lot of folks up there......Dr. Moonshine, I believe.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins

    @Stumblebum said:
    Very cool find Tom!!

    Thanks, brother.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 3, 2019

    @Juano said:
    Great find and shot. Do share your ESP experiences!

    I've learned why some folks that experience unexplained events and happenings don't want to talk about them; suspicion and ridicule. I don't recount these episodes very often. I don't dive too deep into the paranormal pool but there are certainly things that happen that aren't easily explained. As I said, I've been through two situations that really spooked me. I was in a barn that was fairly isolated. It set on a rise in a sparsely wooded pasture, probably a quater mile from anything else, the closest being an abandoned farm house. It wasn't a big place but I took to poking around inside, always on the guard from ole "Jake Noshoulders " I'd been there perhaps 10 minutes when I heard a loud squeaking - like sound coming from the entryway I had just used. I went back outside and about 15 feet away was an old gate that was attached to only a single pole. I have no idea what the purpose for the gate was. There was no evidence as to why it was there. The squeaking had abated just as I was leaving the barn. I was standing probably 5 feet from the gate when it started to swing in about a two foot arc. It would swing two feet one direction, stop ang swing two feet back. The squeaking now was pronounced, not too susprising as it was really rusty. There was zero wind to move it. I could feel absolutely no ground movement through my feet that may have affected the gate. It was still swinging as I hustled over to my truck. As I was turning around to leave, I looked over and the gate had ceased swinging.

    The other incident involved sound, but no voices. I had another guy with me this time. In fact, he was my entre to the property. The old place belonged to a relative of his. This place was so dilapidated I had second thoughts of even going in it. It was a pretty big barn, easily 35 by 50 feet. One end had totally collapsed. There was a door on one wall that led to an attached area covered by the roof of the barn but otherwise open. We had done a quick survey of the main area. when we both heard a very loud thumping sound accompanied by an equally loud horse whinnying sound. I'm fairly familiar with that sound. It came from right on the other side of the wall with the door. I mean it sounded like it was in the room with us. We tried to open the door to that outside area, but couldn't. We then went around to that covered open area. There was a real old open carriage sitting there and an array of harnesses and such. Must have been six inches of dirt and dust over everything. Hadn't been anything out there moved for who knows how long. The guy I was with spoke with his relatives and told them of our experience. The owner was 93 years old. He said that years ago a brother of his had mentioned an event about like ours but that he didn't pay him any mind. Said he was nothing but a drunk.

    I don't dwell on these events. I can't explain either of them. I don't even try. I can tell you, though, I'm a lot more open minded about a lot of stuff than I used to be.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,758Registered Users Major grins

    This has to be one of my favorites of your barn shots, Tom. Crazy lines, texture, and mystery -- plus the ugly colors really add to the idea that this is a forgotten and ignored place. Love it!

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins

    @redleash said:
    This has to be one of my favorites of your barn shots, Tom. Crazy lines, texture, and mystery -- plus the ugly colors really add to the idea that this is a forgotten and ignored place. Love it!

    Thanks, Lauren. There's no question that this old barn is probably the most unusual one I've ever encountered. For sure, it's certainly one of the most foreboding as well....partly due to its location way back in a secluded hollow.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
  • redleashredleash Texas Grins San Antonio, TXPosts: 3,758Registered Users Major grins

    Sleepy hollow? Ichabod Crane?

    "But ask the animals, and they will teach you." (Job 12:7)

    Lauren Blackwell
    www.redleashphoto.com
  • JuanoJuano Major grins Brasilia, BrazilPosts: 3,576Registered Users Major grins

    @black mamba said:

    @Juano said:
    Great find and shot. Do share your ESP experiences!

    I've learned why some folks that experience unexplained events and happenings don't want to talk about them; suspicion and ridicule. I don't recount these episodes very often. I don't dive too deep into the paranormal pool but there are certainly things that happen that aren't easily explained. As I said, I've been through two situations that really spooked me. I was in a barn that was fairly isolated. It set on a rise in a sparsely wooded pasture, probably a quater mile from anything else, the closest being an abandoned farm house. It wasn't a big place but I took to poking around inside, always on the guard from ole "Jake Noshoulders " I'd been there perhaps 10 minutes when I heard a loud squeaking - like sound coming from the entryway I had just used. I went back outside and about 15 feet away was an old gate that was attached to only a single pole. I have no idea what the purpose for the gate was. There was no evidence as to why it was there. The squeaking had abated just as I was leaving the barn. I was standing probably 5 feet from the gate when it started to swing in about a two foot arc. It would swing two feet one direction, stop ang swing two feet back. The squeaking now was pronounced, not too susprising as it was really rusty. There was zero wind to move it. I could feel absolutely no ground movement through my feet that may have affected the gate. It was still swinging as I hustled over to my truck. As I was turning around to leave, I looked over and the gate had ceased swinging.

    The other incident involved sound, but no voices. I had another guy with me this time. In fact, he was my entre to the property. The old place belonged to a relative of his. This place was so dilapidated I had second thoughts of even going in it. It was a pretty big barn, easily 35 by 50 feet. One end had totally collapsed. There was a door on one wall that led to an attached area covered by the roof of the barn but otherwise open. We had done a quick survey of the main area. when we both heard a very loud thumping sound accompanied by an equally loud horse whinnying sound. I'm fairly familiar with that sound. It came from right on the other side of the wall with the door. I mean it sounded like it was in the room with us. We tried to open the door to that outside area, but couldn't. We then went around to that covered open area. There was a real old open carriage sitting there and an array of harnesses and such. Must have been six inches of dirt and dust over everything. Hadn't been anything out there moved for who knows how long. The guy I was with spoke with his relatives and told them of our experience. The owner was 93 years old. He said that years ago a brother of his had mentioned an event about like ours but that he didn't pay him any mind. Said he was nothing but a drunk.

    I don't dwell on these events. I can't explain either of them. I don't even try. I can tell you, though, I'm a lot more open minded about a lot of stuff than I used to be.

    Thanks for sharing Tom. Good stories, well told too! I think most of us have been involved in unexplained events that leave you perplexed and creeped out.

    Makes for a good topic for a mini-challenge!

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  • black mambablack mamba Major grins Jacksonville, FLPosts: 6,481Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 13, 2019

    @SirAntony said:
    Wow, amazing!

    Thanks for looking in. " Amazing " is a very appropriate word for that old barn.

    If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them on my knees.
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