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25-06-2012, 11:23 PM
Creeping up behind or something untoward and objectionably like that? :eyepop:
And IF so, any particular times of night or locations? :question:
26-06-2012, 12:01 AM
No, all I see when observing is a subarctic marine layer tearing in at Mach 1 just as I'm about to zero in on my most anticipated object of the night.
Nope, just kangaroo's munching in the paddock.
26-06-2012, 12:57 AM
Only ghost images in badly made eyepieces.
26-06-2012, 07:00 AM
bugger the ghosts!!!!!!!!! iv'e been watching the -finding bigfoot- on animal planet then going out to the pod :sadeyes::sadeyes:and the state forest is beside my property 25m away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i take the occasional glance at the bush you never know what is watching you :D:D
26-06-2012, 09:06 AM
Ok well i'll share my experience I guess.
I have a scope on a lawnmower and simply roll it out of the garage.
IT is nearly 9 years old!
I have had it since Mars 2003.
Anyhoo, I have mirror in the garage and white sheets covering things. Now this can sometimes give me the heebyjeebies, and I noticed that one tends to see ghosts and aliens when one is spooked. If one is not spooked, it's like ghosts simply don't exist.
Anyway, one eye in the eyepiece, one eye looking sideways into open door of garage, I see fluttering in mirror.
I freak out like this. :eyepop:
I rush inside and I only come out later with assistance to help me put scope back from my gf.
26-06-2012, 10:10 AM
It is simply your brain trying to form an image from what is basically noise. It finally comes up with the nearest thing that you can recognise. You have a hard wired face recognition part in your brain and this inevitably leads you to see a face where there is none!
There is a nutter who goes around taking out of focus pictures of trees and then finds dead relatives faces in these images of her only too idiotic clients.
I will believe in atheism when someone finds a picture of Christopher Hitchins on a piece of toast or a cats behind just like JC!
That was a trick admission there is nothing to believe!
26-06-2012, 10:15 AM
I've had snakes under the telescope stand, but no ghosts.
26-06-2012, 10:42 AM
Only seen a ghost once, and it wasn't while at the eyepiece.
27-06-2012, 12:44 AM
Only when I have had too much fortification!!! Wine, that is! :P
27-06-2012, 12:54 AM
Only NGC3242 Chucky, its the only way I can see it is with averted vision......
(hears the clack clack clack of google searches......)
27-06-2012, 11:29 AM
Nice one :thumbsup:
No ghosts, just the "whoosh" sound of bats or flying foxes flying overhead. Doesn't freak me out, but I sure hope to hell they don't evacuate their bowels while flying by...not a pretty site bat crap, especially if it landed on the scope mirror. :P
27-06-2012, 12:09 PM
:) No Ghosts here either , but Adam , plenty of bat crap :lol: , horrible stuff !!!, I got a little splatter a while ago , most missed me but the small ( size of a 5c piece ) I missed on the tube of my scope till the next day , yea only 10 hours and it faded a spot into the paint ...:mad2: . I can only imagine if it was on there for a week :eyepop: , Horrible stuff!
27-06-2012, 01:55 PM
That would be incredible to live near the forest.
I find it difficult to sleep to animal noises while camping sometimes.
Who knows what is lurking in those woods during the witching hour? :eyepop:
27-06-2012, 02:03 PM
Haha ... no ghosts, but certainly things that go bump in the night!!
In my early days I imaged outside in the open. One night I heard a horse galloping past seemingly right in front of me (there are no horses on my property). Turned out to be a particularly heavy footed rabbit charging across the gravel driveway onto the grass next to me.
Then there was the time I heard the folded up clothes line two meters away shake and rattle (there was no wind at all on this particularly dark night). I switched my headlamp on and looked up to see 2 BIG eyes staring down at me!! A large owl. Shortly after I recovered, it flew away without making ANY noise whatsoever ... but not before I put in a request for it to go and eat a rabbit!
27-06-2012, 02:36 PM
the kangaroos especially large males can give you a fright...sitting there eating the plants next to the pod turn your red light on and there right beside you....bloody things!!!!!!
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