Part of what made the found footage craze so terrifying (before it got so played out) was that things like security cams, often featured in such films, carry an aura of authenticity. The grainy resolution of most security systems actually adds to the illusion; it also allows our imaginations to fill in gory details that special FX would otherwise strive to reveal.
It’s not that security footage is hard to fake (especially in the Photo Shop Age), it just seems less likely. Which means examples of “real life” creepy and/or paranormal events caught on closed-circuit surveillance legitimately terrifying. There’s also the belief (among those who believe such things) that video can pick up supernatural activities that are invisible to the naked eye. Now, I’ve watched a ton of horror movies, but surfing the net for scary things caught on camera gives me serious chills!
Below are just a few compilations of surveillance video anomalies that will probably keep you up at night! Are some of these real examples of “spirit photography” or merely clever manipulations? Sound off in the Comments section!