Weekly Photo Challenge : Eerie


The photo was taken in one of my favorite places in the world. This is an area in the Caleruega Retreat House in Batangas, Philippines.

Amidst the breathtaking view and relaxing environment, I heard a number or urban legends and ghost stories from everyone. Some of my colleagues told me that Caleruega’s acres of landused to be a home for the leftists members of the military. I can’t imagine how a beautiful place used to house people, who were left and killed by the forces of the government. Hence, stories about the child, bride and all those ghosts making their presence felt never fail to make it as a part of the never ending repetitive stories. More so when their cameras caught something unusual. An uneven lighting, unexplained color schemes, and all those irregularities are often equated with the ghost stories.

In this photo, my colleagues are attempting to explain the figure forming marks on the trees. Very dominant is the tree in the extreme right. My colleagues are trying to decipher an unlikely figure.

Eerie? I used to answer no. With so much analysis and observation, it’s not impossible to get infected by everyone’s explanations.



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