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He Was Prepared For The Scare Of His Life...Until The Fog Cleared

DECEMBER 6, 2015  —  By Mike Cahill  
Mike Cahill

Mike Cahill

Mike is ViralNova's resident Editor of the Weird. If it makes you say "OMG! That's terrible!!!" then Mike probably wrote it. Despite the subject of his articles Mike is surprisingly well adjusted. When he's not writing, he's making music, performing, and producing podcasts.

For anyone who's ever gone out and bought a new camera, you know how exciting it is to think of all the creative possibilities. This excitement can sometimes overwhelm our better judgement and lead to situations that involve being in the middle of a field in the dead of night trying to get the hang of low-light photography.

As Reddtor Prischool learned, putting yourself in that situation can result in experiencing some life-altering creepiness.

First, let's set the stage.

If you've never tried low-light photography, it works like this: you first adjust the shutter speed on your camera until it's extremely slow in a dark situation. When you press the shutter button, your LED screen goes black, and you hold the camera very still as the lens absorbs as much light as possible. To anyone standing next to Prischool when this photo was taken, the landscape would have seemed way too dark. But thanks to the camera's shutter speed (and a little help from the moon), you're able to make out the features of the landscape. Kinda cool, right?

After a few hours of this, Prischool started getting the hang of it.

In between shots, they checked the camera to see how each picture came out. That's when they saw what appeared to be a man out in the middle of the field...standing alone in total darkness.

Prischool kept shooting to keep track of the figure. After a few minutes, it started to move.

What the hell is this?!

Yep, that's a horse. False alarm. There was no serial killer lurking in that field. Just a loose pony.

(source: Reddit)

Well, even though it wasn't a killer, I'm sure it was still pretty terrifying to see. Let that be a lesson to all you shutterbugs out there: be careful where you decide to practice your photography.