Close Encounters Of The Unusual Kind #SundayStills

Have you ever met somebody who wasn’t there?

At the time, maybe you thought you were talking to yourself, but how certain were you that it wasn’t something else you couldn’t see that you were talking to?

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Not everything that looks unusual is as unusual as it seems.

Is everything you see through the viewfinder of your camera really there?

How unusual is it to find yourself all alone in a town with no sign of anybody else, yet when you raise your camera or phone to take a picture, you see two other people who are were not there before you looked through your viewfinder?

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Do you have to be a time traveller to be able to see other time travellers?

I could only communicate with the two figures in the above photo when I looked at them through the viewfinder of my iPhone. Strangely, they told me they could only see me when I was looking at them through my phone. Is that unusual? On a time travelling mission, they could not stop for long but told me they’d see me again in 2028.

Do we see the same scene when looking through a window as you do when looking out of an open window?

How unusual is it to look through a window that offers a different view to the one you see when you open the window and look out?

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Open the window you’re looking through, and you may get a different view.

It’s not unusual for this to happen to me, but you have to know where to find these windows. They can be found everywhere, but beware the ones that open up onto a world you can never escape from.

Would you like to go to an unusual place?

Just like unusual windows, beware unusual doors and gates. If you ever come across the portal in the picture below, walk on by.

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Never give these portals even a fleeting glance. One look, and you’ll find yourself in Nowhere.

Don’t even give it a glance. One quick look is all it takes to unlock this gate that leads to Nowhere. Where’s Nowhere? That’s an unusual question that can only be answered by unusual people. Are you one of those people?

I’m delighted to be hosting Sunday Stills again while Terri Webster Schrandt takes a break. Click here to check out the themes for June 2019.

Here’s what you need to do to join this week’s Sunday Stills challenge.

Write a brand new post and share your photos, stories, poetry, or thoughts, about unusual things. What do you see or feel when in an unusual situation? Describe what’s there and tell us your thoughts when you discovered or experienced something that was unusual.

Don’t forget to create a pingback to this post so that other participants can read your post.

Special note: Due to ongoing problems with pingbacks not all working on WordPress, I’d recommend that you also leave a link to your ‘Sunday Stills’ post in the comments section of this post.

Remember – Entries for this challenge can be posted all week (not just on a Sunday).

I look forward to looking and hearing about the unusual things in your life. Have fun!

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  1. You certainly come up with most amazing words and photos for this challenge, Hugh! Well done, again! I especially liked the part about unusual windows. I’ll keep an eye out for those, yet attempt to stay far enough away from them. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Liesbet. Whenever I host Sunday Stills, my mind seems to go into overdrive. In fact, this particular post has been the spark for some ideas I’ll be following through.

      As for those windows, I’ve not come across many, but it’s only unusual people who can normally open them.

    1. I enjoy making people think about what I write, Debby. I think it’s one of the reasons why I write short stories and flash fiction. Thanks for the idea, though. I’m thinking about it (and a few other changes). More soon.

    1. Thanks for participating again, Shelley. I’ll be over to check out your entry.

      And I’m glad it’s not only me that sees things through the viewfinder that are not there when I’m not looking at them through a camera. 😀

      1. Thank you for the chance to participate again. And thank you for hosting it for Terri while she’s vacationing.
        I love the surprises I find when I’m not looking!

  2. Hugh, I believe I’ve had similar experiences in what I think I see in a subject to photograph, then see more to it through the lens. Funny how that happens when you actually take the photo then look at it later. I wonder if the photo gremlins live on the surface of the lenses? I’ll be back to check out the other links. Thanks again for hosting Sunday Stills!

    1. I’m not so sure it’s photo gremlins, Terri, but more of the mystery that I like to call the fifth dimension. I’ve had several occasions where I’ve had to stop looking through the viewfinder, so I can check if what I’m seeing is all really there. On the other hand, maybe it’s my overactive mind playing tricks on me? I think I’m sticking with the fifth dimension, though. 😀
      I’ve had great fun hosting Sunday Stills for the last two weeks. Thank you so much for inviting me. It’s been great fun.

    1. I’ve enjoyed hosting Sunday Stills for Terri while she’s been taking a well-earned rest, Debbie.

      Glad you enjoyed my take on it. These snippets of stories always come to the forefront when I’m writing these posts.

      Thanks so much for joining me for Sunday Stills over the last two Sundays.

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