Eerie Stop Motion Timelapse Made from 300,000 Photos of Fires, Abandoned Houses and More [VIDEO]

This bone-chilling stop motion timelapse video seems like it came straight out of a horror film about aliens or the supernatural. Artist Jeff Frost created “Circle of an Abstract Ritual” using 300,000 photos of landscapes and night scenes, fires, riots and abandoned houses being painted.

Over the past two years, Frost captured these photographs and put together the final product seen here. The starry night scenes and wildfires might not be enough to send shivers up your spine. But then you encounter paintings doubling as optical illusions inside of abandoned houses, not to mention the eerie music. On the video’s Vimeo page, Frost writes:

Circle of Abstract Ritual began as an exploration of the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing. The destruction end of that thought began in earnest when riots broke out in my neighborhood in Anaheim, California, 2012… After that I got the bug. I chased down wildfires, walked down storm drains on the L.A. River and found abandoned houses where I could set up elaborate optical illusion paintings. The illusion part of the paintings are not an end in themselves in my work. They’re an intimation of things we can’t physically detect; a way to get an ever so slight edge on the unknowable.

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