Capgras syndrome is creepy. A certain kind of brain damage severs the connection between your visual cortex and the emotional center of your brain, but the link to your higher cognitive areas are intact. You can see your own mother (or anyone important to you), know for a fact that she looks identical to your mother, but something will feel “off” and you will be convinced she is an imposter.
A figure appears in the window of a home on Carolina Street in Gary. Officials say the home was unoccupied at the time the photo was taken. Photo provided by the Hammond Police Department.
A woman and three children from Gary, Indiana claim to be possessed by demons. A 9-year-old boy walking backward up a wall. Gary police Capt. Charles Austin said it was the strangest story he had ever heard.
Mirrors May Cause Hallucinations. You might see an illusion or even a creepy monster if you stare at your reflection in a mirror long enough. This phenomenon, known as psychomanteum, dates back to Ancient Greece, where a person would gaze into a still pool of water to communicate with spirits.