I found a digital camera in the woods [not for 56k]

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Last week I drove to a nearby town. The town is surrounded by tall hills and mountains, and you can have a very pleasant hike down any of the numerous trails there. Anyway, I was climbing one trail and enjoying the good weather when I saw what looked like a silver box. When I approached, I saw it was a digital camera!

It's a 3.3 mpixel powershot S20! Slightly scuffed, but otherwise fine. It rained the next day, so I was really lucky to get there when I did. When I got home, I also saw it had a 300mb hard drive inside! I pity the fool who dropped it so carelessly. Anyway, just wanted to share. It also had some nice pictures on it, so I thought I'd share them.

http://img42.exs.cx/img42/9342/pshot01.jpg
http://img42.exs.cx/img42/825/pshot02.jpg
ihttp://img42.exs.cx/img42/2841/pshot03.jpg
http://img42.exs.cx/img42/1551/pshot04.jpg
http://img42.exs.cx/img42/1548/pshot05.jpg
http://img4.exs.cx/img4/8636/pshot06.jpg
ihttp://img4.exs.cx/img4/2731/pshot07.jpg
ihttp://img4.exs.cx/img4/4692/pshot08.jpg
ihttp://img4.exs.cx/img4/6068/pshot09.jpg
http://img4.exs.cx/img4/5612/pshot10.jpg
http://img4.exs.cx/img4/8103/pshot11.jpg
http://img4.exs.cx/img4/3781/pshot12.jpg
ihttp://img4.exs.cx/img4/1586/pshot13.jpg
ihttp://img4.exs.cx/img4/2995/pshot15.jpg
http://img4.exs.cx/img4/357/pshot16.jpg
http://img4.exs.cx/img4/1816/pshot17.jpg
http://img4.exs.cx/img4/5118/pshot18.jpg
ihttp://img4.exs.cx/img4/4830/pshot19.jpg
ihttp://img3.exs.cx/img3/6431/pshot20.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/337/pshot21.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/4585/pshot22.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/7392/pshot23.jpg
ihttp://img3.exs.cx/img3/5130/pshot24.jpg
ihttp://img3.exs.cx/img3/4349/pshot25.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/5485/pshot26.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/4618/pshot27.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/6731/pshot28.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/6084/pshot29.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/2536/pshot30.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/9537/pshot31.jpg
http://img3.exs.cx/img3/1727/pshot32.jpg
ihttp://img3.exs.cx/img3/5771/pshot33.jpg

thefoxgal, Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:03 (fifteen years ago) link

nice pics! though maybe you should, like, put up some found signs near where you found it.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:12 (fifteen years ago) link

holy crap, those photos look like someone from Blair Witch was taking them and running from whatever it is that's out there. they start off peaceful and end up blurrier and off axis. freaky

JaXoN (JasonD), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:13 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, god, I'd be heartsick if I lost my camera like that - especially one loaded with images.

Kim (Kim), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:23 (fifteen years ago) link

Err yeah - shouldn't you hand it in to the local police station, or am I hopelessly old-fashioned?

Alba (Alba), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:27 (fifteen years ago) link

not old fashioned, just ethical.

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:28 (fifteen years ago) link

I think the previous owner has already been overcome by

THE FOG

Gear! (Gear!), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:33 (fifteen years ago) link

of war?

hstencil (hstencil), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:34 (fifteen years ago) link

seriously, I want to know where that is so I can film a digital horror film there and scare those pussies on the new "horror films are scary" thread shitless.

Gear! (Gear!), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

I suppose the wandering undead of the woods *wouldn't* have so much use for a digital camera. I mean, unless they were on vacation.

Kim (Kim), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:38 (fifteen years ago) link

vacation from hell!

Gear! (Gear!), Saturday, 21 August 2004 22:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Look at those photos a little more closely guys...


(GBS/SA REPRESENT!)

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 00:20 (fifteen years ago) link

Whoa, pic#25 is the creepiest thing

chrisco (chrisco), Sunday, 22 August 2004 00:39 (fifteen years ago) link

look at the picture of the woods b4 the picture of the stairs by the second largest tree on the left of the screen theirs something standing by it creepy or wot.

mdb, Sunday, 22 August 2004 00:54 (fifteen years ago) link

check out the lower right area of #5

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:03 (fifteen years ago) link

we are being duped by a marketing person or hoax pertpetrator, dudes.

kyle (akmonday), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:09 (fifteen years ago) link

what is GBS/SA?

kyle (akmonday), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:11 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't really understand what is so creepy, but nonetheless I just got a chill down my spine. Hmm...

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:22 (fifteen years ago) link

Isn't this the same image server that the gaping anal porn used to be on?

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I've just realised why I'm scared - I've got earmuffs on.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:24 (fifteen years ago) link

Awesome photos, I don't care how rigged they are.

Alba: Look for shadowy figures in shots 5, 18, 25.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:27 (fifteen years ago) link

No, I mean I've seen the shadowy figures. They're not very shadowy though. They're just some bloke in the fog.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Looks to me like 5 and 18 were added later. The outline's too sharp.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:30 (fifteen years ago) link

haha 18 is CREEPY
Yeah, youre right, and not just the people. That tree in the middle looks distinctly evil.

chrisco (chrisco), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:43 (fifteen years ago) link

oh yes indeed it is!

xp

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:43 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.4bitterguys.com/adam/blowup.jpg

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:52 (fifteen years ago) link

http://www.4bitterguys.com/adam/blowup.jpg

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Whoops.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Jesus those are some creepy ass photos!!

Aaron W (Aaron W), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:56 (fifteen years ago) link

there's also someone in the lower right window of #17. but yeah, cool pictures aside, the marketing stunt is silly.

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Sunday, 22 August 2004 01:59 (fifteen years ago) link

what are they marketing though?
Motor insurance.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:22 (fifteen years ago) link

More of the same...but with all the images linked.
http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1194390
They caught onto the photoshop edits pretty quick.

robots in love (robotsinlove), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:35 (fifteen years ago) link

How's it selling car insurance?

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Proof #5 was tampered with [it's big]: http://img19.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img19&image=BIGPICTURE.jpg

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh and for maximum effect, play Treefingers/Optimistic/In Limbo whilst looking at the above pictures.

Oh and Pinefox missed one, which is perhaps the most atmospheric and accomplished of the lot:

ihttp://img4.exs.cx/img4/6431/pshot20.jpg

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:53 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh and for maximum effect, play Treefingers/Optimistic/In Limbo whilst looking at the above pictures.

Oh and Pinefox missed one, which is perhaps the most atmospheric and accomplished of the lot: http://img4.exs.cx/img4/6431/pshot20.jpg

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:54 (fifteen years ago) link

Jesus! This site's seriously screwy today.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:55 (fifteen years ago) link

not PF, btw.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:56 (fifteen years ago) link

The idea of the pinefox being behind this is almost too horrifying to comtemplate.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Sigh.

Can I start again?

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 02:59 (fifteen years ago) link

apparently the location of the pics is Woodstock, NY
http://bisti.org/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=Woodstock2004

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Sunday, 22 August 2004 03:05 (fifteen years ago) link

this is obviously a hoax, but i admire whoever's behind it.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 22 August 2004 03:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh, my dad has a friend who lives in the woods there. Perhaps he is a zombie now.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 03:06 (fifteen years ago) link

dick van dyke is behind this.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Sunday, 22 August 2004 03:39 (fifteen years ago) link

A guy on the SomethingAwful forums took these and fucked with 'em before posting it on their General Bullshit Forum. The jig lasted all of five minutes.

There's a bunch of creatures from Doom 3, a couple from an old kid's storybook and the predator worked into them.

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 03:49 (fifteen years ago) link

It's not a marketing thing. Just a kid with a camera and a lot of time.

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 03:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I hug the person who did this.

Harold Media (kenan), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:02 (fifteen years ago) link

traitor.

kill him.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:15 (fifteen years ago) link

*Is cornered*

I AM JUST THE MESSENGER!

*Takes out pistol, shoots self*

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:21 (fifteen years ago) link

You got OWNED, Mikey.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:25 (fifteen years ago) link

I prefer something a little more like...

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:30 (fifteen years ago) link

ihttp://pintland.org/users/mikey/pwned.jpg

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:30 (fifteen years ago) link

back to something awful, with you.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:31 (fifteen years ago) link

Nevair! I was lurking here long before I happened across the internet frat dorm that is SA.

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:33 (fifteen years ago) link

we don't pay to post to OUR forums, suckers!
?

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:34 (fifteen years ago) link

Something Awful costs US$10 to join in order to post.

Not that this should become an SA-bashing thread.

Sexual Air Supply (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:35 (fifteen years ago) link

It's true, if you'd like access to some of the forums, there's a 9.95USD charge - but hell, it came with access to a lot of FTP servers and such, so I figured it was worth the spare change in my pocket.

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:35 (fifteen years ago) link

excuses, excuses.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:36 (fifteen years ago) link

So when's my ILX drumming out parade with the snapping of the sabres and the ripping off of the badges?

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:37 (fifteen years ago) link

there are a least a handful of SA goons around ILX...

Lt. Kingfish Del Pickles (Kingfish), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:39 (fifteen years ago) link

we're more civilised, than that.

I just ignore you, from this point on.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:40 (fifteen years ago) link

i happily paid my :10 bux: for an SA account after reading the stuff in the Comedy Goldmine and bits like when they invaded some shitty Sony online dating game

Lt. Kingfish Del Pickles (Kingfish), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:48 (fifteen years ago) link

your sense of humour suddenly makes more or less sense.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:49 (fifteen years ago) link

Thank you. I felt that way, too.

Lt. Kingfish Del Pickles (Kingfish), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:51 (fifteen years ago) link

plus, the photos look like they were taken from the Science Base section from Far Cry...

Lt. Kingfish Del Pickles (Kingfish), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:54 (fifteen years ago) link

your addition makes no sense, at all, though.

I'll stop, soon.

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 04:55 (fifteen years ago) link

What a grumpy old curmudgeon!

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 05:12 (fifteen years ago) link

in all my years...

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 05:14 (fifteen years ago) link

the other unfun thing about Far Cry is that when you cap one of the trigen monkeys, they're heads don't disappear in a fountaining geyser of blood, like when you get a sniper headshot on a badguy.

Lt. Kingfish Del Pickles (Kingfish), Sunday, 22 August 2004 05:18 (fifteen years ago) link

in all your years...

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 22 August 2004 05:20 (fifteen years ago) link

bits like when they invaded some shitty Sony online dating game

oddly enough, earlier today I was re-reading that Dating Game bit on SA and was laughing my ass off just like when I first read it.

Joseph Pot (STINKOR™), Sunday, 22 August 2004 05:29 (fifteen years ago) link

we don't pay to post to OUR forums, suckers!

Er, quite a few have done, old chap!

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 09:40 (fifteen years ago) link

Mikey.
Shutup you traitor! You cannot serve two masters. You will love one, and hate the other.

Lukey Smithness, Sunday, 22 August 2004 10:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I SERVE NO MASTAAAH!

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 10:58 (fifteen years ago) link

I particularly like the pics of the ruined building.

MarkH (MarkH), Sunday, 22 August 2004 11:14 (fifteen years ago) link

Does anybody know what kind of building it was?

Michael Stuchbery (Mikey Bidness), Sunday, 22 August 2004 11:21 (fifteen years ago) link

Pentagrams drawn in blood (or Pantone 1665 :-)) on the walls in #16 - one in centre and one above steps.
Slightly right of centre it might possibly say BS on the wall.

Onimo (GerryNemo), Sunday, 22 August 2004 11:57 (fifteen years ago) link

i knew Belle and Sebastian fans would be behind this act of pure evil.

jed_ (jed), Sunday, 22 August 2004 12:05 (fifteen years ago) link

where did these pictures originate, though? w/out the lurking figures, they're still pretty cool

kyle (akmonday), Sunday, 22 August 2004 13:45 (fifteen years ago) link

seriously, I want to know where that is so I can film a digital horror film there and scare those pussies on the new "horror films are scary" thread shitless.

WELL I NEVER!!

Daniel_Rf (Daniel_Rf), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I don't like it when people on other internet boards talk about ILX

It makes me think of Grange Hill, and the opaquely-known world of the other school down the road, that was sometumes involved in storylines.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:22 (fifteen years ago) link

It is totally a guy doing robotic dancing in picture 5.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:23 (fifteen years ago) link

See now, this would have been a much better and scarier (if more expensive) prank if someone loaded up their digital camera with these altered pics and really did leave it lying out near a hiking trail where someone would find it. Y'know.. smear a little blood and zombie dust on it first of course... and then watch the papers.

Kim (Kim), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:26 (fifteen years ago) link

It would have been even better and scarier than that if they loaded it up with unaltered pictures, of actual zombies and murders. This is probably impractical, though.

Alba (Alba), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:28 (fifteen years ago) link

Impractical yeah, zombies are notoriously photogenic and never appear at all scary in pictures.

Kim (Kim), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:32 (fifteen years ago) link

Zombies as a rule aren't very pratical, being the living dead ain't no fun.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Poor zombies. Their plight is almost reminiscent of Britney's "Lucky" narrative... coincidence?

Kim (Kim), Sunday, 22 August 2004 14:41 (fifteen years ago) link

They remind me of the Gary Hill video installation where he's got video cameras attached to his feet and hands and walking around a bombed out building like that one.

David Beckhouse (David Beckhouse), Sunday, 22 August 2004 17:48 (fifteen years ago) link

We lost our digital camera in Pompeii and nobody ever posted the pictures out of it... Good thing really now that I think of it.

Layna Andersen (Layna Andersen), Sunday, 22 August 2004 18:01 (fifteen years ago) link

fags

sdaf, Sunday, 22 August 2004 21:44 (fifteen years ago) link

haha

cinniblount (James Blount), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 08:20 (fifteen years ago) link

aw, he didn't find the Doom 3 hell monkeys...

Lt. Kingfish Del Pickles (Kingfish), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 13:59 (fifteen years ago) link

i'll confess to being one of those losers that even though i know it's fake still gets spooked the fuck out by photos like this

cinniblount (James Blount), Wednesday, 25 August 2004 14:04 (fifteen years ago) link

three years pass...

ha classic

czn, Monday, 5 May 2008 01:46 (twelve years ago) link


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