Chain rattling is so yesterday!
Tales of warnings from the dead are nothing new, but its always interesting when an alleged spirit is familiar with modern technology. Take this story from Romania in today’s
Daily Mirror, a deceased relative leaving a terrifying “selfie” on her grand-daughter’s mobile phone.
Grand-daughter, Gina Mihai, 34, explains:
‘When I switched the phone on I was horrified to see my dead grandmother’s face, She had what looked like a snake around her neck, and the whole image looked as if it had been taken through a hole, like it was shot through a tear in the fabric that separates the living from the dead.”
At the risk of being cynical, where Gina sees a tear in the fabric of reality, I see an effect that can be achieved by any common garden image manipulation app. Furthermore I really don’t see a snake at all. What I’m assuming Gina believes is a snake could equally be a lei. Maybe her Grand-mother is having a fantastic time in Hawaii rather than being punished in hell as Gina’s fortune teller informed her.
Take a look a an image of Gina, examining the “selfie from hell” the facial features that can be made out seem remarkably similar. This may well be due to a strong family resemblance of course:
An image of the “selfie” on Gina’s phone shows that the similarity to Gina is quite striking, in fact the image seems much clearer and less distorted in this shot:
Its possible that Gina may have taken this photo quite by accident, and a factor such as slow-shutter speed and the phone being in motion could account for the distortion. This seems unlikely as Gina states that the image appeared after she placed her phone in her pocket, not an act that is likely to align her face in such a way as we see in the image.
Until the “twerking ghost” appears, this phantom is definitely the most in touch with popular culture.