This brings us to our Paranormal Photo Hoax contest, which I think will be a lot of fun. You are invited to create a fake paranormal photograph of any kind. (You can see samples I quickly created at the top of the previous page and at right.) The photos could be of:
- monsters (Bigfoot, sea serpents, Mothman, etc.)
- poltergeist activity
- fairies, little people
- ...anything else you can dream up
Send the photos (you can submit as many as you like) via e-mail to me. The winner will be what I judge to be the best, most convincing or most interesting photo. These must be original photos that you create, not photos you find on the Internet or elsewhere. The winner will receive a copy of the book Monsters: An Investigator's Guide to Magical Beings by John Michael Greer (Llewellyn Publications).
By submitting photos, contestants are agreeing to the terms and conditions of About.com*.
I will be the final judge of the contest. The contest will end on Friday, April 30, and the winner announced shortly thereafter. I will also create a slideshow of many of the entries so you can see others' work.
So get to it. Get creative and create your own paranormal hoax... just for fun.
(* Terms and conditions you agree to by submitting your photos: I certify that I am the creator or sole owner of the material I am submitting to About, INC. About, INC. and its licensees may reproduce, distribute, publish, display, edit, modify, create derivative works and otherwise use the material for any purpose in any form and on any media. I agree to indemnify About, INC. for all damages and expenses that may be incurred in connection with the material. For more information, please see our user agreement.)