A friend a fellow paranormal enthusiast recently sent me a picture her brother had taken. He had went up to the David Rocks to take some shots of the scenery and didn't realize what he had captured until he was sharing the photos with some family members.
That was when they noticed what appeared to be a man peeping out from behind a tree. Those who have viewed the photo (the original is below) have theorized that it is an apparition of a civil war soldier, others saying he's a coal miner. Even the most hardened mountain skeptics agree there seems to be something here.
Often with supposed photos of apparitions, something we call matrixing occurs, in which the brain automatically tries to make connections with the information it is given, such as seeing faces in tree branches. I do not think this is the case with this photo, as matrixing is usually just a face or single body part, and what we have here seems to be a ghost hunters dream, a complete full bodied apparition.
Who is the man looking out from behind the tree? To some he appears to be holding something. Some say it looks like a gun, a knife, a various other objects. Restless civil war soldier, coal miner with unfinished business, or perhaps a moonshiner shot down by the revenuers? I'm hoping to get back to the David Rocks soon and do some further investigating. For now, just had to share this photo.