After a stunned onlooker snapped a picture of three kids who were dangerously hitching a ride on the back of a New York City subway car and submitted it to a local blog, readers noticed something else in the photo that some are calling "creepy."
Upon close examination, an image at the bottom of the subway car looks like a skull — and its presence captured a fair bit of attention after real-estate broker Sean Futterman submitted the picture to the West Side Rag, a Manhattan-based blog.
New post: " Skull seen in photo of kids on NYC subway train taken by Sean Futterman " http://t.co/Q8J6Jb6cZS— Lee Levy (@thekingleelevy) March 24, 2015
Futterman, who said that he joined others in yelling at the kids to get off of the back of the train around 6 p.m. on Monday, admitted that he did notice something odd embedded in the picture, but assumed that it was simply inadvertently created by light, according to WPIX-TV.
The initial post on West Side Rag doesn't mention the apparent image under the train, which is said to be a 2, 3 or 5 subway on its way out of Manhattan's 96th Street Station.
After it was posted, though, readers did start to take notice of the "skull" image, posting their thoughts in the comments section.
"Does anyone less see the fighting skull below them? or do I need more coffee…," wrote one reader named Roger.
Another person named Sarah wondered whether the image had been doctored, writing, "Whoa! I didn’t even notice the skull until you pointed it out! Do you think it could be photoshopped into the picture?"
Other commenters expressed frustration and outrage that kids would risk their safety and lives by riding on back of the subway. This appeared to be the initial reason that Futterman shared the photo in the first place.
(H/T: Daily Mail)
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