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Long Exposure

Long Exposure is a scary story about a young man who is taking photographs at night when he notices something very strange. (The photos were taken by a user named Prischool).

Long Exposure

One night, I was house-sitting for some friends of mine. They lived way out in the country. There are no street lights and no houses for miles, so at night, it’s pitch black. The only illumination is from the light of the moon.

I was almost 1 o’clock in the morning and I was all alone. The moon was full and a creepy fog was spreading over the valley. I decided to try and do some night photography, using long-exposure shots.

With the naked eye, all you would be able to see is pitch black, but if you set the camera to take a long-exposure shot, it lets in enough light to illuminate the whole area.

It’s kind of like being able to see in the dark.

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You have to keep the camera perfectly still. Then, you click the button and the shutter stays open for a full two minutes. When it’s finished, the shutter closes and you see the photo on the camera’s LCD screen.

I started taking shots of the fields behind the house, but then I noticed something.

There was a figure standing there.

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It was the middle of the night. There were no other houses for miles. What was he doing there? He didn’t even have a flashlight. He was just standing there in the pitch darkness and it looked like he was staring directly at me…

I started to freak out.

I kept taking photographs. It was the only way I could see him and I wanted to keep an eye on him. I had to know what he was doing.

Every time I pressed the button, I had to sit there in complete darkness, waiting two whole minutes before I could see where the man was.

I couldn’t stand the tension. It was excruciating.

With each shot, I realized that the figure was getting bigger. The man was walking towards me… getting closer and closer.

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I was in a panic and my heart was beating fast.

I didn’t know what to do.

There was nowhere to run.

Then, I noticed that he was bending over.

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What was he doing?

What was he up to?

Was he planning to kill me?

I took one last photo.

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Oh, never mind… It was just a horse.

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