If you’re anything like me, you often find yourself revisiting photos you’ve taken in the days and weeks after capturing them. For many, these visual memories offer a unique glimpse into the past. However, a group of women had a frightening epiphany when studying two photos taken seconds apart at a hen party in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. The group had gathered for a weekend of celebration at a secluded estate and decided to capture moments before the festivities began.
The first photo was of the women smiling in front of logs with a picturesque lake in the background. However, the second photo, taken seconds later, showed a little boy appearing to poke his head over the logs. This unexpected detail took a strange turn when the dark history of the estate was revealed. A 1994 film called “The Blue Boy” depicts a young boy who drowned in Lock Eck, a story based on local accounts. The child had been sleepwalking, falling into the loch and tragically drowning. The film also alluded to strange occurrences in the hotel, where wet footprints were found upstairs and cutlery misplaced without explanation.
Unsettled by the photo and the strange connection to local legend, the women abruptly canceled their weekend plans and left the estate. Although the photo’s legitimacy has been questioned online, no official verdict has been rendered by the women involved as of this writing. The incident raises intriguing questions about the intersection of local legends, strange events and the impact of unexpected details in photographs.