This viral photo of a lamppost is giving people the creeps

In weird Salem news, there is a photo of a creepy lamppost that seemingly has a face, and it’s going viral. Can you blame people for reposting? Creepy lamppost faces are definitely worthy of sharing.

On Wednesday, the Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, Kim Driscoll discovered a very strange lamppost. While we know that Salem is known for its witch trials, and therefore witches in general, this looks like a ghost face.

In the photo, Driscoll points out that she spotted an eerie lamppost with a bizarre face inside of it. It pretty much looks like an image from every Halloween or ghost movie you’ve ever seen.

“Anybody else see a face in this light?…Totally eerie, eh,” Driscoll captioned the image.

How could we NOT see this face, it’s so clear.

Creepy, strange, and odd, but totally clear.

According to the Boston Globe, the picture was taken outside of the J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center, on the corner of North and Federal streets.

As soon as the image was posted, people began to comment and agree with Driscoll that the face was SO eerie. Come on, it does look like a ghost is trapped in the lamp, trying to get out, and it’s SO weird.

One user noted that it has serious Voldemort vibes, and yes it does look like the Harry Potter villain.

“Definitely. Yes. Doesn’t look too happy either. Kind of Voldemort-y,” Jon Root wrote on Twitter.

Another user thought the face resembled Will Ferrell as Mugatu in Zoolander.

We’re not going to lie, we can see the resemblance.


The funniest reply might be from Twitter user, Darth, who photoshopped the image to include Donald Trump’s face instead of the ghost-like creature.