Monday, 8 May 2017

Strange images on Linda's trailcam...

For about a year, Linda has had two trailcams set up in the garden: she changes their positions regularly to get the best possible record of the wildlife that visits the garden. The infra-red camera has revealed that at least three Hedgehogs come to root around every night, as well as an astonishing number of cats! Since none of our neighbours have a pet cat, this begs the question of where are they coming from and how far do cats travel when they're out at night!

The daylight camera has revealed that a surprising number of individuals of several species sneak in and out when we're not around, including Sparrowhawks, Rooks and Jackdaws.

A couple of days ago, Linda positioned the camera so it could record the comings and goings of a pair of Great Tits that are using a nest box on the gable end of the bungalow. When she was looking through the hundreds of images on its SD card yesterday, she discovered a whole sequence that showed a curious anomaly. As can be seen below, this was a semi-opaque, sinuous object that writhed around the flower bed in front of Linda's office window. The same night, a similar object was captured by the IR camera elsewhere in the garden. Nothing like this has ever appeared on the cameras in the past: we're perplexed!


Linda Longhorn said...

Wow, this is amazing. I wonder who these tortured people are. So sad they haven't passed over. Do you think you can help them, David?

David said...

Hi Linda,
Funnily enough, when Linda and I first moved here, we had a string of apparitions (details on 'Chilling Tales UK') but none for some years. Several people made the sensible suggestion that the images might have been caused by cobwebs, but similar anomalies occurred on both cameras simultaneously.
Thanks for writing!