These photos of a “shadow being” was taken by a computer camera. The person whose home it was had some anomalous things going on and often ‘felt’ someone there. She left her computer web camera on for a few hours, recording the room, then went back and looked…
Before teaching at a French school for girls, Emilie Sagee had taught
at 18 different schools and had been fired from each one because of the strange events that seemed to follow her.
Emilie Sagee had the incredible power of being seen at two places at once. Students would often report seeing her in class with other students claiming they had seen her walking down the hall at the same time. On one occasion, as she taught with her back to her students, her doppelganger appeared beside her, mimicking her actions except with no chalk in her hand. Students also reported seeing her doppelganger during the school dinner, standing and mimicking her movements as Emilie ate. Emilie had never seen her doppelganger and it was reported that her movements would slow down when she would appear.
During one lesson, her doppelganger was seen picking flowers in the fields as Emilie taught in the classroom.
I always wanted to be Maleficent when I was a little kid, and I don’t think it makes me special.
I think this is really common for little girls because heroines in children’s movies and beyond are often very passive and/or not interesting personality-wise. When you look at villainesses you see women with strong personalities who have powers and are generally independent from society and social norms. (I’m painting with a rake here; I know there are exceptions.)
One thing that I truly hate is the ‘Oh, I’m not like other girls’ refrain. I call it only girl syndrome, but it’s really just internalized misogyny. What is set up as what a girl is, or what a girl should like is generally suffocating and doesn’t even exist. It’s much easier to talk about how different and unlike a girl you are, instead of questioning why the things reserved for girls and women are considered frivolous and why ‘being a girl’ is something so many girls/young women strive to distance themselves from.
Hitchcock’s Hands, 2012
oil and mixed media on canvas
Half Mourning Dress
Interior of a shop,
St. Paul de Vence, France,
A woman inside an “electric bath” at the Light Care Institute, London, c. 1900. This was a precursor to the modern sun-bed, and was used for medical reasons. (Photo by Reinhold Thiele, from Getty Images’ book "Decades of the 20th Century—1900s" by Nick Yapp, scanned by WeirdVintage)
Locking Antique Coffin Jewelry Casket
MY EYES ARE TWITCHING
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"The mystery of justification", Detail from An Allegory of the Old and New Testaments, Hans Holbein the Younger, 1530
Lily Cole - Jean Paul Gaultier Paris Fall/Winter 2006