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How Can We Not Talk About This Real Photo of an Alleged Demon Monster?

Has the Mothman arrived in Phoenix, Arizona?

The more important question: WHY ARE THESE PHOTOS ALWAYS SO BLURRY?!

Every day has its own viral thing here on the internet, and today’s is actually pretty cool. I mean, at least it’s like way cooler than some terrible tragedy or depressing bit of awfulness. Richard Christianson, a man living in Phoenix, Arizona, recently posted a photograph on his Facebook page that is being spread far and wide across the internet today. No, it’s not a picture of his cat doing something super cute, but rather a photo of, like, I don’t even know. I think it’s a demon. Or an angel. It might be Satan himself. Whatever it is, I’m glad it’s not hanging out in my town.

The grainy photo appears to show some sort of winged creature either taking off or landing, and though Christianson himself snapped the photo, even he has no idea what stood before him.

What the hell do you see in this picture for reals???” he captioned it. “Anybody?

The photo has received nearly 100,000 shares today alone, and though many are convinced that the flying creature is a harbinger of impending doom – sort of like the Mothman, which this thing certainly looks a whole hell of a lot like – others have less paranormal explanations. Some say it’s merely a tree, while others believe that Christianson is playing a prank on us all.

We’ll let you decide.




  • turk

    Don’t give these hoaxers the publicity. That could be anything from a tree to a Halloween decoration. Or maybe it’s just another new Trump cabinet member.

    • Kristoffer Groves

      No way. Demons from hell wouldn’t be caught dead (undead?) associating with Trump.

    • gabriel

      heh, trump is the last person to worry about when it comes to the apocalypse. He’s just a man.

  • Ted C

    What a stupid headline. Must have been written by a Millennial.
    “…depressing bit of awfulness”…yep, Millennial.

    • BloodyDisgusted


  • Ted C

    “..for reals” What does that even mean? Do they even teach English and grammar in schools anymore?

    • Erik The Red

      It’s become trendy for people to sound stupid. People think they are clever because they think they are inventing new words with their spin on it. English and grammar are nonexistent in today’s America.

      • The Fucked Up

        It’s everywhere, in all languages. Some of the stuff people write here in Holland makes my toes curl the wrong way

        • Erik The Red

          That sucks it’s a global phenomenon. In America the public education system has gone to shit. Stupid has become fashionable. There’s a reason why Trump got elected here.

  • The Fucked Up

    Foggy and compressed as fuck, might as well have left the lens cap on :/

  • Erik The Red

    Fake. I’m sure some christians are freaked out by this. You have to love (or tolerate) the gullible.

    • Lirabelle

      makes a massive generalization about a massively diverse group of people, and proceeds to call them gullible.

      • Erik The Red

        Reading comprehension? SOME christians..Save your self righteous bullshit for someone who gives a fuck.

        • Meisha’s Taint

          These make believe Christians actually haven’t fallen for this story this is a fantasy you have created to make yourself feel superior.

          • Erik The Red

            Reading comprehension? SOME, I’ll repeat: SOME christians..Superiority has nothing to do with a little common sense. Enjoy that victim card.

          • Lirabelle

            Nah, he’ll just hide behind the word “some”, as if he wasn’t purposely insinuating that they are all like that. Because clearly saying some people wasn’t enough, even though plenty of people who don’t identify as Christians are likely to freak out over a spooky photoshop monster.

          • Erik The Red

            No need to hide. LOL
            Fear of a palm tree is quite humorous. You can pray for me.

      • Feonix

        You don’t understand irony.

    • gabriel

      as a former Christian…I can’t disagree with you.

      • Erik The Red

        I’m a former Catholic. I was the kid eating fish sticks on Fridays at school during Lent while the other kids were eating hamburgers and pepperoni pizza. It made no sense to me why “god” would care what I ate. Looking back, I wish my family wasn’t so gullible to believe in religion and force it on me as a child. I’m a better person without religion.

  • Bobby1181

    What really annoys me is there is no context. He just threw this pic up online and was like “Hey. Look at this.” Was the thing standing there for awhile? Was he trying to take a picture of something else and just happened to capture this instead? Without this kind of context this is just another creepy pasta photo.

  • Rohan Sorensen

    “Why are these photos always blurry?” I get the reference.

  • John

    Fake but still pretty creepy. Fallen angel vibe to it.

  • Vincent Kane

    Well you got me to click at least…

  • RedNeoCon

    A tree in a yard with a bad landscaping cut at just the right angle.

    100% fake.

  • Elizabeth

    I must have completely lost my childlike sense of wonder because all I see is a blurry tree. The utility companies trim them in weird shapes like that here so the branches don’t touch power lines.

  • Trisha Tachanawa

    I have corny theory but I like to think an actual demon or anything supernatural wouldn’t allow you to get a very clear pic of it lol

  • Michelle Lee

    It makes sense that an entity that can cross barriers of reality into a hell or heaven could not be clearly photographed because such phenomena usually pairs with electronic disturbances and interference. It would be cool if it were real. ‘Why are these photos always blurry?’ See above. Or, someone was just bored and drunk and saw a mutilated tree.

  • Daniel Roman Rojas

    I don’t live too far from where this was taken. People keep saying it’s a palm tree, but it sure the hell doesn’t look like a palm tree, or even photoshopped.

    • Satanzilla

      Why not just hoof it over there and take a picture of the palm tree to clear this up?

      Or if it really is a demon, lose your soul?

  • EvilHead1981

    Looks like something from Devil May Cry.

  • Feonix

    “I mean, at least it’s like way cooler than some terrible tragedy or depressing bit of awfulness.” For starters, terrible tragedy isn’t “cool”. So to be “way cooler” is a redundant term in this instance. Secondly, I know that the bad things happening in the world might make you depressed, but they are real, and happening right now, so don’t try to marginalise them. A bad start to a shitty click bait “article”. For reals!

  • Satanzilla

    The photos are always so blurry to hide their fakeness.

  • Jason Scarpelli

    It’s an angel statue or a person with an angel outfit. A 4 year old can even see that. Heck my 5 year old nephew just looked at it and said the same thing lol

  • It’s a runaway gazebo

    • lpmafiota

      I shoot it with my bow.

  • Meisha’s Taint

    Of course it’s from Phoenix. Why is this dumb shit always in or around my home town???

  • Optimus_past_my_Prime

    “and though Christianson himself snapped the photo, even he has no idea what stood before him.” Maybe he should’ve walked up to it, seeing that he was about thirty feet away when he took the picture. Horseshit.

  • Darren Kerr

    What a load of bollocks

  • Brett

    Before desktop publishing, this photo would have been cool, like the famous “Nessie” one. But now…come on.

  • Josh

    so bloody disgusting is doing shitty clickbait articles now?
    when did you guys become Buzzfeed

  • Tetra-Gramaton-Cleric

    It’s obviously a fake in that it has been staged or photoshopped but I certainly don’t see a “tree” in that photo.

  • Sweet Reaper

    When these kinds of pictures come up I look at a few sure giveaways (for me anyways) that points to it being fake. First, why was this guy just taking a picture of a street? There is nothing else in this photo that would be interesting enough to want to photograph, He says he didn’t know this thing was there yet it just happens to be aligned perfectly into frame of where his lens was pointed. Second, with the accessibility of quality cameras in everything now, it’s very strange that this whole photo would be blurry and out of focus. (playing devils advocate) if this were something paranormal then I feel like IT would be the only thing that would be blurry in the picture. Lastly, it’s odd that he only took one picture, usually you check to see the photo after you take it, so if it showed up then why wouldn’t he try and get more photos and get closer to it. This whole things reeks of a hoax. That’s my opinion.

  • Kirk Brainard

    It’s a F@#$%^&* Palm Tree……

  • Braker

    wtf – if this is what this site is now, fan theories and clickbait, I’m out

  • J Jett

    without a doubt it’s fake but it reminds me/looks like the winged demon thing in the movie JERUZALEM. it looks cool though. i love wing type creatures/people like Angel in XMEN, etc.

    • Lirabelle

      My first thought was Chernabog from Fantasia.

  • zombie84_41

    Fake as pam andersons tits. With todays tech no way any pic should be blurry, if there is some light it should be somewhat noticeable unless this dude was using a shit camera on a shit phone.

  • Df

    Jesus Christ you guys suck.

    “Real photos” of an “alleged” demon monster?

    I don’t know what’s worse. This shit you guys post, or all the fan fiction garbage, or the intrusive ads allover the place, all the stories about heavy metal music that had nothing to do with horror, the way you suck every hacks dick over some crappie fan art, or the click bait posts, or how you constantly have stories you claim are exclusive despite me having read it days or weeks earlier, or how you post news about some announced blu ray when I had it pre ordered months ago on amazon.

    • SlothyPunk

      Couldn’t help but have quick peek at your Disqus profile. You sure like to complain about all the articles on this site. Why do you even still come here if you get so mad at everything? Surely you could find a site that caters to your tastes. Try growing up dude. Seriously.

      • PedJun

        100% agreed Slothy! The man’s always complaining, but he’s here making huuuge (see what I did there?) comments. I mean, losing his time. Maybe he’s the grumpy cat of this site. Sort of… grumpy complainer, which is a redundancy, but who cares?
        Oh well!

    • gabriel

      the ads are the worst. But if you think this site is bad, don’t go to The ads will make you want to hit a priest in the back of the head with a rubber mallet.

      • THGrimm

        “make you want to hit a priest in the back of the head with a rubber mallet.” very specific and I’m laughing my ass off lol.

  • James Allard

    Michael Keaton in his Birdman costume?
    What? It was a good flick…

    • Creepshow

      No. It’s Michael Keaton in his Vulture costume.

      • James Allard

        So we agree-Michael Keaton.

  • Gavin

    I for one welcome are new demon lord… hay, its better then Trump…

    • LOL you may be right! There were no sexual assaults, rapes, or hacked elections reported anywhere in the vicinity of this demon, so the demon is already out in the lead 3-0 against Trump… <-D

      • gabriel

        The rapes and sexual and verbal assaults were rightfully deserved though!

  • Just because it is a real picture doesn’t mean it is a REAL demon in the real picture, so let’s not get out the Depend undergarments just yet Sherlock. The people who believe this demon is real are the same people who think that real news is fake and fake news is real. Make a claim and provide zero proof, and they believe it. Make a claim and provide a mountain of proof, and they don’t believe it.

    Occam’s razor is a problem solving principle that states ‘Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected’. In other words, when it comes to a question about anything, there is an OBVIOUS answer and a million ridiculous UNswers. When you hear the clomping of hooves, it’s safer to assume that it is a horse than it is to assume it is a UNICORN. You know, because unicorns don’t exist and stuff. Start with the obvious, then work your way to the ridiculous.

    The people who believe this photo is REAL are the people who fall on the dull side of Occam’s razor, they immediately overlook the obvious in the pursuit of the ridiculous/paranormal. The people like me who know this isn’t real fall on the sharp side of Occam’s razor. We want to know who shot the picture, where the picture was shot, we want to interview the person responsible. We investigate FIRST, then look for the truth and try to find an answer.

    The reality is that this photo has been altered/doctored in some way. It isn’t real. You need more proof than a hazy picture to convince me that it is real. The people who see this picture and automatically think it’s a DEMON after 2 seconds of investigation are your typical Christian Republican. In other words, the dull side of Occam’s razor. They get their religion from skimming over the LAST QUARTER of the Bible. Then they get their politics from only listening to people who tell them exactly what they want to hear. Their whole life is a short cut to thinking.

    It’s a fake. Grow up already, seriously guys…

  • Tiger Quinn

    In a world of iPhones, we should have high def pics of the devil by now.

  • BrannigansLaw

    To the photographer: You may have noticed and even picked up a notebook lying around nearby when you saw the demon. No worries, it belongs to Donald Trump. Simply write his name in it along with date and time you found it. I also heard he’s an avid horror fan, so as a joke, next to his name write down your favorite horror movie death scene. Drop the book in any deposit box and he’ll be sure to get it.

    • gabriel

      Waaaa, another trump reference. Get a life, he’s just a man

  • aFriendlyAgenda

    It is good and spooky looking

    But if you saw that and had the state of mind to get your phone out and take a picture of it at all, even if you were too stunned to record a video I would think that you would be tapping away on the screen and there would be a series of images more then just one

    Just some guy fooling around in photoshop, or maybe a costume
    But it is cool looking

  • OmarComin’

    Trump is President so the world is ending probably.

    • gabriel

      People are treating trump like the pope. He is just a man. He wont change a damn thing. Being president is just a popularity contest.

      • Satanzilla

        The pope is just a man too. As Stalin once asked of the pope, “how many tanks does he have?” He has none of course is the answer, but the US president has 10,000….

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