The Weekly Photo Challenge from the folks on The Daily Post at http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/photo-challenge-eerie/ is Eerie. A lot of places seem eerie to me especially when I’m alone.
Some years ago, while we were visiting the Illinois Railway Museum in Union, we found ourselves alone in one of the large sheds that housed some very dusty, old railway carriages. This place definitely seemed eerie, so much so that, not long after, I wrote a ghost story based on how I felt as I walked along looking in those carriage windows.
Most cemeteries seem eerie especially when you are the only living person there.
The Old Courthouse in St. Louis, Missouri. An eerie feeling as I wondered what fate might have awaited someone at the top of these stairs. Dred Scott and his wife, held illegally as slaves in what were supposed to be free states, sued for their freedom in this building in 1846.
The Hot Springs Mammoth site in South Dakota where the bones of these long-dead giants lie where they were discovered.
On the face of it this house may not look very eerie but take my word for it, after being given a guided tour of the Lincoln-Tallman House in Jaynesville, (we were the only two visitors in there at the time) I certainly had an eerie feeling that I might, at any moment, come across a ghost gliding through one of its 20 rooms, especially down in the basement. Lincoln visited the house in 1859, the only time that he ever stayed in a home in Wisconsin.