Tombstone Motors Ghost

Photo by Gayle Martin. Copyright 2008. All Rights Reserved.

Photography has always been one of my favorite hobbies, and when a friend in Tombstone, Arizona, opened up a new business called Tombstone Motors, I couldn’t resist taking some photos of the cool replica of a 1930’s gas station.

I wanted to take night photos, which I do using an old-fashioned manual 35mm camera and doing timed exposures. Of course, some of the locals, who are also into photography, warned me that the spirit people might really take the opportunity to mess with my pictures. So I asked them to please refrain, and they mostly did. I shot an entire roll of film and only had one anomaly show up, and it was on a test shot that I took at sundown. As usual, I got a bending light beam.

All my other ghost photos were taken with my 35mm point and click camera. This photo, however, was taken with my trusty old 35mm Nikkormat that I bought new back in 1978. So those of you who thought all the weird stuff I was getting before was because my camera was somehow broken need to come up with another way of debunking it.


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