Posts tagged
‘simulacra’

A Photograph of Uncle William

A Photograph of Uncle William A photograph of long-dead Uncle William appears in a snap-shot taken of a little girl by her mother.

Encore: The Ghost Map of Gainesville

A mysterious map of the battlegrounds of Europe appears on a sooty ceiling in a Texas house in 1919. The face of a man and a coiled serpent also materialized. What did it all mean?

Cartographic Caricatures: Finding Faces in Maps

Reading about the astonishing variety of figures and faces recently seen on Mars, I was reminded of this topical foray into cartographical simulacra: faces of British politicians found in the maps of the world.

Vicky in the Sky, with Grover

Today is the anniversary of the death of Queen Victoria. Here are several odd visions of the Queen–in the sky, in shadows, and with American presidents.

The White House Shadowgraphs: The Fortean White House Part 2

In 1901, Washington DC was excited by mysterious shadows on the columns of the east and west porticos of the White House. Prophetic images or pareidolia?