El Pasoan Captures Phenomenal Photo of Lightning Storm Behind Concordia
A photo of lightning bolts lighting up the night sky behind Concordia Cemetery is electrifying social media.
As lightning and rain barreled its way from one end of the city to the other on Monday, July 5, El Pasoans all across the city were capturing both its beauty and devastation on camera.
Few took a more stunning photo than freelance photographer Miguel Vigil.
Vigil lit up the internet with a spectacular shot of lightning bolts dancing in the night sky behind one of El Paso’s most well known and, many believe, haunted landmarks. “I decided to venture out to Concordia during the intense lightning storm and captured this,” Vigil said in a DM referring to the photo.
The eerie awe-inducing shot captured the very active storm lighting up the grave site with another famous landmark, the Star on the Mountain, in the distance.
The creep factor of being outdoors in the dark during an intense lighting storm is great enough, but Miguel upped it by also walking among the dead. And maybe he wasn’t alone as he waited for the perfect shot.
“I don’t know if you see it," one person commented, "but below the 5mph speed limit sign a couple of grves over to the rt there appears to be a face aligned behind the light pole.”
I don’t see it, but it wouldn’t surprise me; Concordia is haunted as ****. With a history that dates back to the 1880′s, the historical cemetery is considered by many to be a paranormal hotspot with more than its share of documented ghostly apparitions, shadow people, and disembodied voices.
Good work capturing one of the most breathtaking photos of a graveyard one will ever see, Miguel, and kudos for having the cajones to be in one to take it in the first place.