Motion sensing trail cameras are used by hunters to detect the movement of game in the wild. They automatically take photos when motion is detected. The photos these remote cameras have captured is nothing short of startling. From a UFO in the night sky to children lost deep in the woods, join us as we take a look at 12 creepy trail cam photos you have to see.
12. UFO in the Night Sky
When Mississippi couple, the Shattles, checked their trail camera for signs of game, they were shocked at what they saw. Taken in February, 2014 a number of unsettling images were captured on the families hunting camera. Over a span of 40 minutes, a series of strange objects appeared on the horizon. They gradually got brighter and brighter until this image was captured. It shows what looks like head lights but they’re clearly hovering in the air. The camera shoots in infrared but inexplicably the deer are lit up.
Some Internet commentators have offered the theory that it’s the deer’s eyes illuminating into the camera creating a strange effect with the light. However, when the image is adjusted it shows that the deer is looking away from the camera.
A CNN reporter went to investigate the site where the footage was taken. There are no roads or clear explanation for the hovering lights. The farmer thought it may have been a government drone but other then that he is dumbfounded by the event.
11. Chupacabra on Camera
When this photo was captured by a trail camera in early 2013, the internet was a buzz with theories. The strange, hairless creature surely is mysterious. Many thought it was proof of el chupacabra, a beast from American folklore that sucks the blood from helpless animals. Others thought it was a mutated, hybrid animal that had never been seen before. Then there’s the more grounded opinions that this is simply a coyote suffering from mange.
Whatever the case may be, it makes for a fascinating image. Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
10. Spirit Captured on Trail Cam
In the summer of 2011, a home owner in Northern Georgia was noticing strange lights coming from the woods at the rear of his property. After alerting authorities he was advised that it may be illegal raccoon hunters that had been spotted in the area. Frustrated, the home owner placed several trail cameras around the property to catch the intruders. After reviewing some of the photos, the owner was stunned at what he saw.
This photo shows some kind of glowing figure wandering through the woods. It has an outstretched hand holding a stick or wand. It looks as though a trail of light is emanating from the back of the humanoid figure. Take a look at the trees too, they are reflecting the light.
Some say this is a doomed spirit forced to wander the woods. Others think it’s a fairy or an entity from another dimension. Whatever the case may be there has yet to be a plausible, scientific explanation for this image.
9. The Grim Reaper
There’s not a lot of solid information on where this photo was taken. It shows a hooded figure carrying a scythe in the middle of a forest. His hand looks eerily skeletal and the face is blurred white. Many have said that this is the Grim Reaper himself looking for souls to take to the afterlife.
This photo could have easily been staged. The owner of the camera or someone who knew about the camera’s location could have dressed up and posed for the photo. If that’s the case, kudos to the outfit, it’s made for a very chilling image. And if it’s not the case and it’s death himself, well then, I may have just peed a little.
8. Praying Deep in the Woods
The photo taken in August, 2012, shows a strange figure in the middle of the woods. The camera, which is motion activated, captures images in infrared so there is no lighting to scare game away. The hunter that owns the camera said it was placed 5 miles from the nearest house and 10 miles from the nearest town. But there, close to midnight, is a robed person kneeling down in the middle of the forest.
Some theories suggest it’s a member of the occult practicing wicca alone in the woods. Others have noted that it almost looks like the person is eating something while they’re kneeling on the ground, which has lead some to think that this is a zombie. Again, this could have easily been staged.
What do you think this is? Why would anyone be wandering the woods late at night, miles from the nearest town? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
7. Half Naked Man on Trail Cam
This probably isn’t the kind of big buck you want to see on your trail camera, a half-naked dude with a bulbous belly button roaming your property.
This image that surfaced in 2014 is allegedly a heat signature of a bizarre animal captured by a geologist working in a New Mexico oil field. Many claim this monster to be a skinwalker – a mythical creature from native American legend that has the ability to shapeshift into any animal it chooses. Others believe it to be a hoax, claiming it is a still from a little known 1980’s science fiction film. What do you think? Hoax or proof that a skinwalker is prowling the oil fields of New Mexico?
5. Agonised Ghost in the Brush
There is next to no information available about this photo which leads me to think it’s a hoax. It shows a deer lit up by an infrared hunting camera but in the background is a chilling image of a spectral figure rising out of the brush. It looks as though it’s screaming in agony.
I’ll put this one down as most likely a Photoshop job but if you have any more information on this photo, please let us know in the comments section below.
4. Zombie Boy on Trail Cam
This photo has been doing the Internet rounds for a few years now. Captured in 2009, it shows a young boy wandering through the woods late at night. He looks entranced with glowing white eyes. From his posture it looks at though he’s shuffling awkwardly, possibly injured. What is this kid doing all alone in the middle of the forest? Is he sleep walking? Or is it something far more sinister? Maybe it’s a zombie or wayward spirit. If this is a ghost captured on film, it has incredible detail that’s normally missing in paranormal photos. Or more sensibly, it could just be the neighbour’s boy playing tricks.
3. Clown on Trail Camera
It would appear the slew of clown sightings across north America may have started earlier than first thought. On August 30, 2009 this trail camera detected movement mid-morning and started capturing images. When the owner reviewed the pictures he was shocked to discover a clown had been roaming his property. The camera was placed in the middle of the woods, miles from the nearest town. Why would a fully dressed clown be stalking the woods that early in the morning? Even if it was some local playing tricks on the hunter, it still means they were dressed as a clown, deep in the woods. That on it’s own, is creepy enough.
2. Little Girl in the Woods
This unsettling trail camera pic shows a little girl lost in the middle of the woods. In the foreground a large, well-horned buck stares ominously at the camera. A doe, strangely unafraid, is looking straight at the young girl. It’s odd that they are all standing so close to one another. Normally deer are easily startled and will never stand that close to humans. The girl looks barefoot and dazed.
Unfortunately there’s no solid information about this picture. There is a chance this camera is set up near a campsite and the girl may have just been curious about the animals. But still, it’s scary enough for a girl that young to be so close to a buck of that size in the middle of the night.
What do you think is happening in this picture? Let us know in the comments section below.
1. Wisconsin Trail Cam Mystery
When this photo was submitted to Reddit in 2012, the forum went into a frenzy of speculation. What’s now known as the ‘Wisconsin Trail Cam Mystery’, this startling image has baffled analysts for years. The shambling creature seems to be wearing tattered rags with a hood draped over it’s hunched shoulders. Some have noted the footprints running across the ground as if this beast is tracking them.
There’s been no reasonable explanation for this image. Opinions range from a wendigo to a zombie or even a lost soul forced to eternally wander the woods. Some have said that it’s a smear on the lens of the camera or just a person with a sheet draped over them. Whatever the case may be, this is one of the most baffling trail cam pictures ever taken.