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30-06-2020, 08:24   #6616
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When we were young the only other TV in the house was in our parents bedroom so we would be in there a lot watching something after school or in the early evenings if we didn't want to watch what was on in the living room. In my parents bedroom you always heard this grandfather clock chime on the hour every hour coming through the wall, as the neighbours bedroom was on the other side of the wall. We always heard it, and this went on for many years. Then all of a sudden it stopped. We thought nothing more of it and assumed they got rid of it or it was broken.

One day my mum was chatting to our neighbour and she enquired about the clock, only to be told there was no clock and certainly not one they would want in the bedroom that chimed on the hour that loudly it could be heard in the next property. We checked with other people that lived close and none of them had a clock that chimed like the one we heard, so where the hell was that sound coming from?!
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30-06-2020, 20:47   #6617
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I worked for many years in a photo lab, right through the analog (film) age into the digital era. Now in the film era we looked at EVERYTHING, we had to as the automation of the tech was a bit basic and would always make mistakes- so we had to do quality control by eye, so we seen the lot, swingers parties, affairs, exhibitionists, cross dressers- every part of the anatomy you can imagine would flash across ours screens but it was mostly harmless stuff (often hilarious!)

but in the digital era we no longer needed to watch what was printing, the systems worked better and instead of people printing 36 shots on a roll at a time, they were now printing hundreds of photos at a time so we couldn't possibly watch it all.

One woman still stands out and gives me the chills, she started coming in regularly with her daughter (who visibly had a mild disability of some sort). she would guard the screen with her arm and be looking over her shoulder in a very suspicious way and she'd always insist on using the instant printer under the kiosk instead of the photo lab- this cost way more, was way slower and wasn't as good quality (hey, it's her money right?)

one day the instant printer jammed while printing her order and while I tried to fix it she was super agitated and stressed about it (disproportionately so) I was now getting a bad bad vibe- very suspicious... when she left I went into the computers HD and accessed the files...

what I found was disturbing, her daughter (at a guess around 12/13?) posing in almost see through bra and knickers, others that were clothed but very suggestively posed; spreadeagled on the bonnet of a car or standing legs apart in the window of a hotel room, caked in makeup, hair done, wearing little black dresses etc just in total contrast to the disney jumpers, pigtails and girly pink type of clothes that she'd usually be in when they would come in.

There was also some really creepy ones of her sitting on a couch with an elderly man (the vibe was very much NOT of a loving grandad and grandaughter!) there was nothing that you could specifically call porn but the whole feeling and sense of the photos was way off- it's hard to describe but they just came across as uncomfortable, seedy.

I handed the photos over to my cousin who's a detective Garda and never heard anymore about it, I guess they weren't 100% explicit so maybe they'd no grounds to pursue it or maybe they never identified the woman??

Either way she never returned to the shop.
it still creeps me out

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30-06-2020, 21:01   #6618
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I worked for many years in a photo lab, right through the analog (film) age into the digital era. Now in the film era we looked at EVERYTHING, we had to as the automation of the tech was a bit basic and would always make mistakes- so we had to do quality control by eye, so we seen the lot, swingers parties, affairs, exebitionists, cross dressers- every part of the anatomy you can imagine would flash across ours screens but it was mostly harmless stuff (often hilarious!)

but in the digital era we no longer needed to watch what was printing, the systems worked better and instead of people printing 36 shots on a roll at a time they were now printings hundreds of photos at a time so we couldn't possibly watch it all.

One woman still stands out and gives me the chills, she started coming in regularly with her daughter (who visibly had a mild disability of some sort). she would guard the screen with her arm and be looking over her shoulder in a very suspicious way and she'd always insist on using the instant printer under the kiosk instead of the photo lab- this cost way more, was way slower and wasn't as good quality (hey, it's her money right?)

one day the instant printer jammed while printing her order and while I tried to fix it she was super agitated and stressed about it (disproportionately so) I was now getting a bad bad vibe- very suspicious... when she left I went into the computers HD and accessed the files...

what I found was disturbing, her daughter (at a guess around 12/13?) posing in almost see through bra and knickers, others that were clothed but very suggestively posed; spreadeagled on the bonnet of a car or standing legs apart in the window of a hotel room, caked in makeup, hair done, wearing little black dresses etc just in total contrast to the disney jumpers, pigtails and girly pink type of clothes that she'd usually be in when they would come in.

There was also some really creepy ones of her sitting on a couch with an elderly man (the vibe was very much NOT of a loving grandad and grandaughter!) there was nothing that you could specifically call porn but the whole feelling and sense of the photos was way off- it's hard to describe but they just came across as uncomfortable, seedy.

I handed the photos over to my cousin who's a detective Garda and never heard anymore about it, I guess they weren't 100% explicit so maybe they'd no grounds to pursue it or maybe they never identified the woman??

Either way she never returned to the shop.
it still creeps me out
I really wish I hadn't read this.
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30-06-2020, 21:11   #6619
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I really wish I hadn't read this.
Yes, I agree. Maybe not quite the "creepy or unnerving" I was hoping to read.
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30-06-2020, 21:39   #6620
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I really wish I hadn't read this.
yeah it freaked me out at the time and I really wished that I was just mistaken somehow!
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30-06-2020, 22:53   #6621
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kinda reminds of that movie - one hour photo
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30-06-2020, 23:01   #6622
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yeah it freaked me out at the time and I really wished that I was just mistaken somehow!
Hey PD, it was a well written and built up post. It was just towards the end I was going

I hope that it was dealt with by authorities and am sorry you had to witness it.
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30-06-2020, 23:12   #6623
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kinda reminds of that movie - one hour photo
would you believe in all my years working in a photo shop i never seen it
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Hey PD, it was a well written and built up post. It was just towards the end I was going

I hope that it was dealt with by authorities and am sorry you had to witness it.
I hope so too, we had no names or anything, but half of the reg was visible in one shot and you could tell the make and model of the car. I hope that led to finding the mother and maybe Tusla got involved? afterwards I started questioning if she really was the mother at all.
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30-06-2020, 23:27   #6625
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would you believe in all my years working in a photo shop i never seen it
it's a must see, Robin Williams at his most disturbing
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01-07-2020, 22:39   #6626
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This happened just now.
A couple of days ago I set up a couple of cameras that I intend to put outside. Powered them up and connected Wi-Fi etc.
Left them on in the office as the rain hasn't made me want to get up a ladder.
They have motion detection on them and were sitting on a sofa in the office, beside them was a feather duster. I just got alert from camera that motion was detected and when I viewed it the feather duster moved about 5cm on the sofa. No windows open, nobody else in house, and I'm in bed in the next room. Nothing like mice either. Have a pup but he is downstairs.
It probably should creep me out more than it has done but I'm not overly annoyed by it for some reason.
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01-07-2020, 22:40   #6627
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This happened just now.
A couple of days ago I set up a couple of cameras that I intend to put outside. Powered them up and connected Wi-Fi etc.
Left them on in the office as the rain hasn't made me want to get up a ladder.
They have motion detection on them and were sitting on a sofa in the office, beside them was a feather duster. I just got alert from camera that motion was detected and when I viewed it the feather duster moved about 5cm on the sofa. No windows open, nobody else in house, and I'm in bed in the next room. Nothing like mice either. Have a pup but he is downstairs.
It probably should creep me out more than it has done but I'm not overly annoyed by it for some reason.
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kinda reminds of that movie - one hour photo
Oh yes, jesus, that was shocking.
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01-07-2020, 22:55   #6629
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Do you have a fireplace in that room, or an open vent? Could an air "current" have moved it?
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01-07-2020, 23:02   #6630
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Do you have a fireplace in that room, or an open vent? Could an air "current" have moved it?
Nope....it's my box room upstairs used as an office. No windows in house open and most doors closed. This one wasn't Though.
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