Thursday, August 25, 2011


Remember the pictures of the Bumble Bees on the clover?  I just wanted to share a bit of video of that.  They were so out of their minds with the nectar they were collecting that it was really comical

.  Not all of our walks were quite like this however.  Fact is there are many ruins and abandoned structures that really fascinated us.  Lovely and I love to take pictures of such things so we found ourselves on an abandoned farm that had some interesting buildings.  I’ve always loved textures as you all know by now so this seemed a little paradise for me.  The wind had been howling like a living thing and had not much abated during our little adventure.  This little cottage was very overgrown.  Several sheds were on the property with rusted roofs.  At first I didn’t start to feel strange but admittedly this place was kind of creepy even during the day.  I had to laugh at myself as I thought of the original “Living Dead” movie.  I could easily imagine a zombie ambling down those stairs!  I had no idea how long it had been since someone lived here but I’d say it had been a very long time.  The surrounding walls seemed to be kept up but I imagine that was because they neighbors were still there.  One abandoned room had an old stove in it that also was showing its age.  Some of the gates seemed to be about ready to fall.  Old metal and pealing paint really catch my attention.  I was soon too distracted to think about the creepy feeling of the place.  They say that if walls could speak they would have a story to tell…the same can’t be said for the roof here!  It was really beyond me why someone would bother to pad lock anything.  The blank stare of broken windows began to remind me of the strange feeling that was making my skin crawl.  Soon our attention was drawn to a door in a second story of a shed.  It was creaking and opening and closing on it's own accord.  We didn’t think much of it until later.  I continued to photograph things that grabbed my attention.  This particular shot I really happen to like.  Old dead bolts with lots of rust and a cobweb or two..ah yeah!  We finally moved on leaving the dead windows staring at our backs.  It was not until we were down the road some that my daughter began to review some of the video they were taking while we explored the abandoned farm house that some made my hair stand straight up on end.  There was some talking between us then a very eerie voice spoke that I knew wasn’t any of us.  It said simply:  “Welcome…”.  Have you ever had one of those moments that feels like you just got an electric shock though you know it’s nothing to do with electricity?  That’s exactly what I felt.  We did not hear the voice until we reviewed the video…I knew where each person was and what they were saying…this was not any of us.  The voice can be heard at 15 seconds into the video
…can you hear it?  Those that I’ve shown this video to all get the same feeling I did.  Some think it sounds like a woman, some an old man while others..myself included think it’s a small boy.  What do you think?


  1. I felt it sounded like a child..and to not here it until you were reviewing the video...cue the mystery music maestro please.

  2. Fascinating post and videos Joe. I couldn't hear the voice on the last video as I couldn't figure out how to turn your music off.

  3. Just hit the pause button on the player Beth...same as yours on your page.

  4. Yes I heard it. Sounds like a kid right there at the camera. Interesting photos and I love old buildings like that. Thanks for sharing Joe. This was great.

  5. You got it Toodie, I know it wasn't my son...that was the moment that the camera was being transferred to someone else and neither of them spoke...I was right there and saw and heard the whole exchange...not a thing could be heard until later...nor was there any reason to say welcome at that moment.

  6. OMgoodness. I heard it . Its a women or child.

    I have had things or lets say one or two that hit me hard enough that I will not go back inside an old farm house again. One a about five years ago and one a few months ago. Joe these photos are fantastic . Takes me right there, But WOW.
    What do you think .. haunted or what . ??
    You have the bug and now you wont stop. Loved the Bee. :)

  7. Interesting blog. I like my photos and their unconventional ideas. Nice day wishes Peter.

  8. I heard it, too! Sounded like a woman or maybe a child.

    One of my girlfriends back in high school lived in a very old farm house. There was a bedroom on the second floor that was always much cooler than the rest of the house and it gave everyone who entered the creeps so bad that they used it as a storage room.

  9. I sound like a couple of teenager and their father? they seems enjoy look around inside...
    These photos and Video are pretty good though
    in future blog land became like this?
    Enjoy your day,

  10. Wow! It sounded like a kid to me too Joe. Certainly would have given me the shivers. Pictures are awesome as usual. Loved this post.

  11. sounds like a small child for sure Joe.. not to sure what its saying though.. have rerun your video it a few times.. sometimes I think its saying "tang you" more than welcome.. or perhaps its just my hearing.. either way.. seems like it was a nice entity..
    love your photos.. have to agree with Lisa here, as you do got the photo bug..wonderful to see..
    thank you for your comments and your prayers.. doing much better.. soft hugs..

  12. Interesting Hope, to me it sounds like a very clear: "Welcome". Some here some things some another. It seems fitting to say welcome with the door opening...all I know is that it didn't feel nice really, it gave me the creeps.

  13. Well it sounded almost to me like Oh God, sounded like a childs voice. But it could have been welcome also. I just love exploring places like this. You certainly gave a creeping feeling with all your photos. I love all the detail you showed. Makes me want to revisited some old cabins in the forest around here. You give everything such a special feeling. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Carrie

  14. Yep, Down right creepy Joe. The creaking door, the voice that sounds like Oh God, or Welcome. Interesting video, but I think I like the Bubble Bees better. Ha!
    Great photos, videos, and story line. Thanks for sharing your adventure. It looks like you all had a fun day exploring. It is nice that you can do that as a family.
    Have a great weekend Joe. I may go look for some Butterflies and Dragonfly's today, and get out of the city for awhile, so I had better get my act in gear.
    Dianne :)

  15. it sounded like that lil fellow is drunk lol
    so cute..I loved it..and played again.
    and then
    i get ur hard rock music in my ears haha.
    HELLPPPPP..i like ur clovers btw,
    always a pleasure to read ur holidays Joe

  16. I enjoyed watching the bee again. You know how I love that kind of thing.
    I have to go back and see what you said to Beth about wind. I hope it's what I thought you said. :-)