This strange image is just one of Black & White Photos That Cannot Be Explained"(naw, this ones easy. The kid is painting a face on the older gentleman, who has male pattered balding. His head is tilted toward the camera is all. Not so odd.
Ghost stories always freak me out. I wouldn’t even use one of those dumb ‘Ghost detector’ phone apps on my own… There are stories passed down generations – urban legends and folklore – but nothing is as scary as a ghost story from another.
Alexander reference -- circus performer story idea - "The stork," a man who is in the circus because of a deformity, but has the most pure and romantic heart of all, and falls in love with someone whom he is too shy to speak to
Incredibly Disconcerting Vintage Portraits of Ventriloquists and their Dummies