WICKED WEDNESDAY: THE WIZARD OF OZ

Hi all! Hope you’re in the mood for some Hollywood lore!

We all know and love the classic Warner Brothers film The Wizard of Oz (which deserves its own post, but we’ll save that for later). While the movie actually has a cult following, today I will be addressing a controversial rumor that sprang forth in the late 20th century. It is speculated that during the scene that occurs shortly after the talking trees scene (you know, the one with the apple throwing) a munchkin can be seen hanging from a tree. When I first heard this, I was like “That’s crazy talk!” Naturally, however, I was curious so I set out to do some research and came across this image:

Pretty spooky, right?
Pretty spooky, right?

As you can see, something that eerily resembles the shape of a body is suspended from the tree in the background. If you watch the movie, you can see it move in a swinging fashion. That was enough to scare the wits out of a 12 year old me, let me tell you.

Recently, I felt compelled to do a bit more researching and as it turns out, the digitally remastered version of the film reveals it to be some abstract type bird that moves in just the right manner to give everyone this frightening illusion.

Sorry thrill seekers– it was just a bird.

It is rather eery, though, even if it only resembles someone.

Hope this was a somewhat-spooky tale for your Wednesday!

I will do my best to post earlier tomorrow! It’s been a killer week!

Love and light to all! ❤

–EK

Pretty Creepy

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