Thursday, May 06, 2010

Hey! Get outta there!

So I'm trying to back out of the driveway using my Honda's video screen. (It really is a help if you've got neck issues.) Bird migration is underway and I'm headed for the edge of Lake Erie early in the morning.

I put the car in reverse and glance at the camera image being transmitted from my rear bumper.

Yikes!!! There's some kid standing splayed-leg on the sidewalk behind me with his arms thrust out as if to impede my motion.

I can't believe my eyes! I throw the car in park and step out. No kid. OK. I'm losing it. Back in the car. The kid rematerializes. Sweet Mary.

Long story short. The image I see in the screen and the image I get outside the car are different because the camera is not dead-center on the car, but off to the side. (or something!)

For some reason that tree shadow morphs into a bratty kid for the camera. A cartoon kid, but geeze - he even throws a shadow. I know, any reasonable person can see it ain't human, but still - it's a little creepy don't you agree?


Rebecca Clayton said...

Whoa. Haunted driveway next door. It looks like those video cameras are a mixed blessing.

threecollie said...

I like that...haunted driveway....that is plumb creepy. lol

KGMom said...

My husband's Ford Fusion has such a camera--I don't trust it. I still use side mirrows (also without turning around).

Anvilcloud said...

I see him.

Mary said...

Good reason to drive forward and go in reverse the way we learned - close your eyes and go for it.


Laurie said...

That is VERY creepy!

bev said...

Ha! Now that is weird! I'm glad you managed to capture the images for us. Just been catching up on your blog. Those flicker photos are priceless.

Jody Wilson said...

Amazing! Nice job with the photos by the way!