So, is there any possibility there was an error with the two different rolls being processed in the same facility, and the person who took the photo of the figure is the one who disseminated the image? (getting an unexpected family portrait in their experimental art photography?)
Or can it only have been deliberately manipulated?
Two rolls of film somehow getting intermingled without anyone noticing, and then creating this well-composed image, seems pushing the bounds of possibility.
I think a modern digital manipulation is by far the most likely explanation.
Some sites, like Tumblr shares, go on to say how the boys had nightmares for years and years.
We are the two boys in the picture.
This seems like a wild scheme to give a conspiracy life (or take it away), whilst the purpose of this site is quite the opposite. Like users reviving GLP stories from 2009-2010 for ad revenue and sub-site launches, could be very silly.
A trawl of Somethingawful brought up a few possibilities, though the closest I could find to the title he suggests was from the early 2000s and most of the links were long dead. No sign of the picture itself or mention of the Cooper family or "Hanging man" in site searches ("Copper family" might be worth a go now tho).Hi Dean. Its weird, someone else asked me about this via Facebook recently. Sorry I can't add any more info about the pic but I snagged it somewhere online a few years ago, I think a "Post Creepy Photos" thread on Something Awful. I most definitely had no involvement in creating it, just thought it was cool. Now I'm curious.. Cheers, Sam
Running JPGSnoop on the "hanging man" image and his images identified them all as being Photoshopped and with a similar signature, just different quality levels.Creating paranormal images has been a hobby of mine for quite some time. Occasionally, I stumble upon odd web sites showcasing strange photos, and I always wondered if it were possible to get one of my own chops in a book, documentary, or web site just by casually leaking it out into the web -- whether they'd be supplements to bogus stories or not.
So, let's make a shitload?
Pro-tip 1: Before I export, I like to open my Levels panel, and slide my blacks and whites inward to lose true whites and true blacks. (Makes it look more legit, no?)
Pro-tip 2: Try exporting your image in a very low JPG quality at first. See if it works with the image, as well as hide minor flaws. After all, it can "add to the effect."
You don't have to post your source images, unless you want to of course.
Ha! That's the SA thread that gave rise the the Slenderman myth.I did come across this thread - Create Paranormal Images - which ran from June 2009 to Feb 2010 (Sam uploaded the pic to Ligotti in Jan 2010). Unfortunately a lot of the image links are broken too, it is cached on Wayback and some of the images are on there, but no sign of this picture on either.
None of the information posted or proposed has convinced me that the photo was faked in the ways described. Sorry. Also, those kids in the other picture are not the kids in the hanging ghost picture.
HiThe thing is i saw this picture a little before something awful so it had to be older than that.. maybe about 2004 in fact it might have been about 2003 but no sooner than that.. but had never seen it prior to the web back then. but it is at least that old and i even have it on the harddrive of my old computer which is a pentium 3 so lol yeah its been awhile. The thing about the ballerinas is ridiculous lmao.. but if it is a fake.. and im not saying for sure that a lot of weirdo things are just explained away.. in my long life of 40 or more years occasionally ive stumbled across a picture.. in other decades usually from a time period such as the 50s or 60s like this one says it is.. that has some eerie story around it.. and i dont recall any forthright explanations ever really being produced and as people forgot.. life went on people forgot and they just remain sort of a well.. wtf i dunno. so there we have it yet another spooky old picture with no real debunk such as an obvious special effect with exposure.. no ones buying the ballerina story. thats just kind of silly.
he's straddling his moms knees. the white on the side there is his foot.There's a black area on the lower right corner, where boy's legs should show up.
the something awful thread tells people to search picture archives. like flickr. the main one it seems they all used back then has since gone defunct. I forget the name of it now, but it's in the something awful thread. Anyway, if you look through family photo albums they are likely labeled. I have a family member that posted all old family photos on something called Mugshot or Mug something. anyway he labeled all the photos there. I am assuming that is how the name got attached. (or a family member made the ghost photo themselves).Anomalyinfo.com says these guys dated the picture in the 1950s and says that's perhaps a hunch, but I can't confirm that. Anyway, Texas, Cooper's family, and the move to the new home can't just be a hunch. The family isn't Coopers, but Coppers, just a misspelling.
people who are looking for old photos to make fake ghost photos with.who watches family albums?).
not necessarily. I have tons of family members who I have no idea what they are doing online. and he doesn't know who his mom gave the photo to. grandma? an aunt? a friend of grandma's?Also, Robert should know about such an album posted online, I think.
More info is always fun to find. But bottom line.. if the photo was at all real they wouldn't have had to manipulate the original so much.But knowing that pic's history can also offer evidence
I think it's just a coat over the back of a chair that's pulled a bit back from the table. It's slightly lit by the flash reflecting off the tablecloth.That black shadow is intriguing anyway.
So, he adds (or accepts) a lot of information compared to the small label from 2013 and even though he adds a lot of detail, he doesn't know if days or weeks passed before developing the film (in a pharmacy?)."Sometime in the mid 1950’s the Cooper family of Texas bought an old house and moved into it. On their first night in the house the father took a photograph of the family to commemorate the event. Posed at the dinning room table were Mr. Cooper’s wife, their two young sons and his mother. Everyone was happy, it was their first home, their first slice of the American Dream.
Days (maybe weeks?) passed and finally the father took the exposed roll of film to the local pharmacy to have the pictures “developed”. He was told he could pick them up a week later; this was common in the chemical years of photography. One week later Mr. Cooper retrieved the small packet of snapshots from the pharmacy and returned home with them. When he came to the picture he had taken of his family on that first night in their “new” home, he saw what looked like a body, hanging from the ceiling."
oh. you think "Benny" is Robert using a fake name? I assumed "Richard Benjamin" was the brother, because Robert's name is Robert. well, as far as we know.That's confusing because author talks like he's Benny.
oh. you think "Benny" is Robert using a fake name? I assumed "Richard Benjamin" was the brother, because Robert's name is Robert. well, as far as we know.
But how could the brother have died when he posts here that he heard about the thread from his brother?
I suppose "Kindle book" is an accurate description of what it is, but I'd be very careful about attritibuting any special significance to any of his claims just 'cos it's on Amazon and purports to be a "book".A Kindle book by Richard Ramsdell was released on 06-20-2016 about this picture:
more art examples:RICHARD G. RAMSDELL, Sarasoga, Florida, USA:
- The pieces represented here is to be realized as large-scale, site-specific, tiled ink-jet prints.1995-4 will be approximately 144 x 540 inches and will be shown at the University of Idaho in the spring of 1996. The pieces have been created using Adobe Photoshop software on a Macintosh computer.
Sorry, I don't find it clear what this refers to. Seems to be showing that the guy who put the ebook on Amazon also used to make artworks that involved creating digital collages/montages from photos.
you have to read the book. and by read, I mean skim a lot because it's 90% boring fluff. Normally I wouldn't suggest such a thing - but the book is kinda brilliant. Not sure he meant it to be.. but it literally (hint "LITERALLY" says Donna) has something for everyone.Sorry, I don't find it clear what this refers to. Seems to be showing that the guy who put the ebook on Amazon also used to make artworks that involved creating digital collages/montages from photos.
What's the reference to Robert C? Are you proposing that Richard G. Ramsdell is @Robert C?
Ay, but this is Metabunk. Skipping to the end and having it all explained is why we're here.I don't want to give too much away, it would be like telling people the catch to the Sixth Sense before they see the movie.
On his website, he seems to be leaving it more open-ended:It seems Ramsdell claims it's genuine from his own book's revision in Amazon: "The True Story of the Cooper Family Falling Body Photo will shake your faith in all that is human."
Maybe Deirdre is both Richard G. Ramsdell and Robert C. and the whole ploy - maybe the whole reason for Metabunk's existence - was to get ghost-curious people to spend $9 on a poorly-written ebook so as to make literally tens or even hundreds of dollars, and laugh all the way to the bank.Urban Legend: The True Story of the Cooper Family Falling Body Photo is available now at the iTunes bookstore as a full-featured, interactive iBook. Hoax or proof of the supernatural? Only you can decide.