Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Countdown #11:
An abnormally large hand?

As Halloween Countdown, a nightly look at the spookier side of ephemera, returns for its final week, I find this old snapshot to be kind of funny and creepy at the same time. It comes with absolutely no identifying information or date.

Why is the man running toward the camera with his hand over his face?

And what is the deal with his hand? The more I look at the photo, the more I think he has a glove or something else on his hand, making it look abnormally large. What do you think?

Here are two magnifications of the guy's face and hand, each set at a different level of brightness so that you can try to distinguish some details.

Strange, isn't it? What's the story here?

That hand reminds me a little bit of Pale Man from the excellent 2006 film "Pan's Labyrinth."

And, yes, I'm aware that there's a big plate of red Jell-O sitting next to Pale Man in the above picture. And, no, I don't want to talk about it.

1 comment:

  1. LOL - Thank you so much for pointing out the Red Jello. I probably would have missed it, consequently missing some great laughter. Also, as always, your commentary is quite entertaining. Thanks, Chris!