The Ghhhhoooooooosty beard.

(60 Posts)
hellymelly Fri 09-Aug-13 23:32:59

Here it is folks.. <fanfare>

I just laughed out loud at that and woke dh up!! You definitely have a full tache and beard!! And no feet!
Fantastic, absolutely fantastic!!

<goes off for another look>

hellymelly Fri 09-Aug-13 23:34:30

I actually looked like this (taken a few minutes later)

Now, see, in that second picture you are bloody stunning!! (in the first one too if one is into bearded, footless ladies)

Where are your feet in the first picture?

I cant zoom sad

I just double clicked on the message which enlarges it. I can not zoom either but enlarging the picture is just enough to identify a coppery moustache and bear...


Did it!

Must say that beard and moustache is quite something.

hellymelly Fri 09-Aug-13 23:41:04

Exactly, the beard is ginger!!! And now I am even more freaked out about my feet, where are they? I look like I'm floating .<quivers>

BramblyHedge Fri 09-Aug-13 23:44:17

That is so creepy

seasalt Fri 09-Aug-13 23:46:57

oooh that is weird!

expatinscotland Fri 09-Aug-13 23:49:46

And I had to click on this right before bed!

hellymelly Fri 09-Aug-13 23:50:02

I hope it was worth the wait, am off to bed now, rather spooked, as in the actual picture it is sharper and really looks like someone elses face. <hides ladyshave behind back>

hellymelly Fri 09-Aug-13 23:50:42

expat, you are the spook expert, what do you reckon?

That is one of the oddest things!

BramblyHedge Fri 09-Aug-13 23:52:31

Tbh the lack of feet is creeping me out more than the beard

hellymelly Fri 09-Aug-13 23:55:37

I thought maybe my feet were behind the grass, but the grass was very short (sheep there). The skirt is long, but hits at the ankle, as you can see in pic 2. Uggh, I don't like the missing feet at all.

I keep coming back to this, it is an absolutely fascinating photo. I am sure there is a very rational, sane, technical explanation.

But perhaps, just perhaps, it was a quick time-slip-esque glimpse into the future when all women grow beards and master the art of hovering....

Quaffle Sat 10-Aug-13 00:38:01

That's brilliant and so bizarre!

Hundreds of years ago a bloke reluctantly shaved his beard off at the urging of his wife who only wanted him for his money. She subsequently blackmailed a villager into murdering her husband and they buried him in the woods. His body was never found and to this day his beard still wanders the woods, sadly searching for its owner. From time to time it attaches itself to a passing face in the hope of finding a new home. But it's never the same sad

confused have I stumbled into some strange doesn't make any sense to me area of MN? or am I just uber stressed about our move, flight tickets, hotel...

GibberTheMonkey Sat 10-Aug-13 00:49:25

I saw the word beards and came running but am no wiser

GibberTheMonkey Sat 10-Aug-13 00:50:51

I left the app
It's starting to get clearer

GibberTheMonkey Sat 10-Aug-13 00:52:23

I left the app
It's starting to get clearer

ExasperatedSigh Sat 10-Aug-13 06:31:02

Can't see it properly on my phone. I will have to fire up the laptop later. I need the ghost beard fix.

FruOla Sat 10-Aug-13 06:57:01

That is just the weirdest photo shock. You look nothing like you in the second photo.

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sat 10-Aug-13 07:04:29

That is brilliant grin
I suspect the person who took it had the hand shakes? So your "beard" is actually your face, blurry
Very odd though
Or did you just nip behind a tree and veet yourself in between pics 1 and 2?

FrancesDeLaTourCoughngIntoABin Sat 10-Aug-13 07:05:57

So I suppose what I'm saying is "It's OK it's just your face"
Does that help grin

FruOla Sat 10-Aug-13 07:55:27

kreecher, this refers to a post that hellymelly made on this thread (I don't know if you've seen it?). It's quite a long thread; helly's post, describing this weird photo, was on Thu 7 Aug at about 17.00 hours.

mynxy Sat 10-Aug-13 08:25:26

Thank you so much for sharing this, it's properly made me laugh (and get you being so gorgeous!) after shamelessly lurking on the other thread - alas I have no stories of woo, it passes me by.

YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Sat 10-Aug-13 09:05:40 was everything I wanted and more.

Thank you helly the most glamorous bearded lady ever grin

GibberTheMonkey Sat 10-Aug-13 10:27:00

Thurs 8th smile
Unless time is a bit wibbly wobbly for helly which may explain

Ok the beard is shakey camera work
But the feet! Or lack of

SelectAUserName Sat 10-Aug-13 10:32:23

I'm on my phone so can't make either photo out clearly, but in the second you appear to be holding some sort of orangey-red fabric? A scarf or something? Is that not the "beard" in the first pic? Were you playing around with it, wrapped it round your head or something?

FruOla Sat 10-Aug-13 10:42:22

Gibber, sorry, yes you are correct (her post about the photo was Thu 08-Aug-13 17:46:22, to be precise)! I must have slipped into helly's time slip this morning grin

FruOla Sat 10-Aug-13 10:44:24

Select the orangey-red fabric is a jacket. In the first photo she was wearing it and in the second photo she had it tied around her waist.

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sat 10-Aug-13 10:44:36

It's very odd....I wish I could zoom!

Rooners Sat 10-Aug-13 10:45:30

Are you Julie Andrews? grin

FruOla Sat 10-Aug-13 10:47:07

Neo, are you on a PC? If so, click on the photo and it enlarges it.

hellymelly Sat 10-Aug-13 12:09:08

Yes select, I'm wearing a rust tweed jacket when I have the beard, then I took it off and tied it round my waist. <around the time I screwed my feet back on>

hellymelly Sat 10-Aug-13 12:12:13

Julie Andrews ! grin, I was growing out a very short crop. Have curly hair actually, so don't usually look like Jules.

piprabbit Sat 10-Aug-13 12:23:12

I've looked carefully at the beard. It is a clearly an optical illusion caused by the ginger marmoset climbing your back and leaning over your shoulder so that it's head get between your face and the camera.
HTH grin

SelectAUserName Sat 10-Aug-13 12:23:29

Ah thanks. My phone screen is rubbish.

In that case...wooo!

SelectAUserName Sat 10-Aug-13 12:25:45

Have now looked properly on laptop. Clearly first photo is of levitating Noel Edmonds in drag, while second photo is of elfin beauty. <shrugs>

hellymelly Sat 10-Aug-13 14:29:11

Levitating Noel Edmunds in drag- that is exactly what I look like, or Prince Albert as another poster said. Am liking the marmoset theory too.

CorrineFoxworth Sat 10-Aug-13 14:31:30

I have tears rolling down my face!

"And no feet" grin

ExasperatedSigh Sat 10-Aug-13 15:03:19

Bloody hell, it's Aphex Twin!

FruOla Sat 10-Aug-13 15:24:47

Sorry, helly, it was me who said that the first photo was a bit Prince Albert'ish blush.

Second photo - is gorgeous.

GibberTheMonkey Sat 10-Aug-13 16:00:40

You look like a red haired bearded Scot in the first picture and Keeley Hawes in the second

dubstarr73 Sat 10-Aug-13 16:59:56

Its the bearded lady.Really freaky.The picture not you

hellymelly Sat 10-Aug-13 17:21:00

I'm liking Keeley Hawes, I love her <preens>. Bearded Ginger scot less so, Am I really Frankie Boyle?

CorrineFoxworth Sat 10-Aug-13 17:55:16

I am now snorting at the tragic story of the ghost beard wandering the woods and searching for its owner.

Marvellous grin

SelectAUserName Sun 11-Aug-13 05:59:46

"Aaah, experienced travellers of yon Haunted Wood never set foot upon that accursed path without the magical talisman of a Wilkinson Sword Quattro and a tin of shaving foam at hand, to brandish at the Ghost Beard when it do come searching for its long-lost chin...."

When you click the photo, you can enlarge it further by holding down the control button and clicking the plus sign key over and over...

To reveal the singularly most puzzling picture I've seen! And I used to leaf through a book from the library of 'real' ghosts caught on camera as a teen. Nothing there was as good as Ghost Beard.

You were clearly a Scotsman in a previous life and that's what we're glimpsing here. Um, a Scotsman who lost his feet in a terrible accident (why are you also levitating?!).

After all the lurking I did on the other thread (still am, actually) I couldn't be more impressed by this. Unless a ghostly sporran can also be seen on your kilt skirt...

Look, I suppose the beard (which looks little like a curl/back to front 'c' when enlarged) could have been a speck of dust on the lens serendipitously appearing to look like whiskers. Beautiful, red, whiskers (could it have been a fibre on the lens from the lovely red tweed jacket?)

But. BUT. Dust and fibres disnae make it look like you're a hovercraft. No, ma'am, can't fathom anything logical for that at the mo!

(and I don't really buy the fibre on the lens, tbh. It's possible, but not likely... I mean, the effect looks too bushy. But to play devil's advocate I had to offer it up as a possibility)

piprabbit Sun 11-Aug-13 13:11:18

Tis clearly the long lost, disembodied beard of Captain Redbeard Rum

hellymelly Sun 11-Aug-13 14:23:26

Am crying tears of laughter now.
Not rusty fibre on lens, it was my friend's camera and she wasn't wearing my jacket at any point. It was quite a magical place, walking down through the woods at the side of a huge waterfall. What disturbs me the most (aside from the feet !) is that my whole face looks like someone else. This is more noticable when I look at the real photo through a magnifying loop. As the pic here is a photo of the photo it is less distinct.

FruOla Sun 11-Aug-13 17:10:24

I love the 'lost beard' story, Quaffle.

Poor helly, being attacked - or should I say, attached - by a 'lost beard' - just for a photo!

Brilliant grin

spokeswoman Tue 20-Aug-13 22:32:24

That is an amazing photo.

Anyone notice the two face in the trees to the right ?

FruOla Wed 21-Aug-13 08:25:27

Ummmm ..... no, not really! Well, I can see one just to the right of the tree trunk which looks like two eyes and a round mouth, presumably where the sun is shining through a gap in the leaves - but I can see a second one.

FruOla Wed 21-Aug-13 09:25:53

But I can't see a second one!

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