October 28, 2005

Just in time for Halloween, a story of a photobooth that took pictures on its own. At the Trails store on Mill Avenue in Tempe, Arizona, 

The photo booth that used to be in the Trails store had to be removed due to the machine taking pictures when no one was in the booth. The developed pictures often showed nothing but a bright white ball of light, whether someone was in the booth or not. 

This, according to “someone who worked in the building for years,” so says the story available here at, but also here, here, and here.


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    Hmm, I have a bunch of those ball-of-light photos from booths being worked on by technicians. I didn’t realise I could be making a fortune on eBay with them as ScArY gHoSt PhOt0S!!!!!1 😉

  2. 2

    I actually worked on that photobooth.

    It was in very poor shape.

    All the electronics needed replacing. The transmission was being held up with a coffee can and some bricks.