Innocent Lamppost Photo Is Insanely Creepy

By Dave Basner

March 14, 2020

Salem, Massachusetts already has a pretty high creepiness factor, what with their history of executing suspected witches in the late 1600s, and now, the city has become even more spooky thanks to one of their lampposts. 

Salem's mayor, of all people, tweeted out a photo of the ghostly lamppost which appears to have an angry face in it. She called it "totally eerie."  

Scientists claim that there is no face there - it's just your brain playing tricks on you, a phenomenon called pareidolia, where your silly cerebrum has a tendency to look for patterns, like faces. Others though feel that it is a furious witch haunting Salem. While a few are just taking it "lightly":

Photo Credit: Getty

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