Garage-Sale Polaroid Shocks Family Like a Ghost

Little Addison Logan buys pic of dead family member by chance
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Suggested by tricksy_rabbit
Posted May 28, 2012 6:40 PM CDT
Garage-Sale Polaroid Shocks Family Like a Ghost
A pair of old Polaroid photos.   (Shutterstock)

A boy's visit to a local garage sale has nearly brought back a lost family member from the dead, the Wichita Eagle reports. Addison Logan went garage-sale shopping last week because he'd broken his arm and couldn't ride his dirt bike as usual. He picked up a "pretty cool" Polaroid camera for $1, brought it home, and pulled out the cartridge. Inside was a photo that he showed to grandma: of her then-teenaged son, Scott, with his girlfriend—about 10 years before he died in a car accident.

“The more time that passes, the more in disbelief I am," said Scott's brother, Blake Logan. "It just seems supernatural.” Coincidences did pile up for this to happen: After all, the Logans don't know the people who sold the camera, who have no direct link to Scott or his old girlfriend. And the family's current neighborhood didn't even exist in those days. "Is that miraculous, or what?” said Jeff, Scott's eldest brother. "When you get something like that, that’s almost like a sign telling us, ‘Hey, everything’s all right, I’m still here.'" (More Polaroid stories.)

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