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One legendary “haunted” Houston picture is actually a huge portrait that is displayed on the second floor of the haunted downtown restaurant, the Spaghetti Warehouse at 901 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas. We started calling him “Mr. Creepy” and “scary guy,” almost as soon as we saw the portrait.
It looks a lot like President William Howard Taft (March 4, 1909 – March 4, 1913), shown at right. Many people have suggested that the haunted portrait is the late president, when he was younger.
A few of us have been trying to analyze the picture at the Spaghetti Warehouse, and cannot figure out why this portrait is so troubling. As you can see, we’ve tweaked the contrast and colors, and nothing clearly presents itself to us.
Sure, we can see the ‘bleeding eyes’ effect, but… we think there may be more than that.
If you can see anything especially odd in this photo, or explain why it’s giving some of our researchers nightmares, please comment, below.
The ghosts at the Spaghetti Warehouse are pleasant and playful; it’s not a scary place at all. However, this portrait is very odd, and we’d love to understand why it’s bothering us.
The following photos are modified versions. I created them with Photoshop, partly for fun.
Mostly, I was hoping to make sense of why a stained portrait should be so troubling. I mean, we see stained and damaged photos and artwork at many neglected haunted sites.
So, it doesn’t make much sense that an old picture should interest us so much, but… it does.