The Pool Gods, and photos of them

whitey2

Time Stand Still
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Hi Folks,

Have any of you ever caught the pool gods on film or by other means? Post 'em!

They rear their heads at the most unexpected times, and come and go from nowhere.

It seems that a pool god is (or was) present at Amsterdam Billiards, and was caught
"on film", as I noticed in the recent video posted by Jude.

You can clearly see him looking over down Jude in this photo below, taken from the
video. If you watch the video, you will see him coming and going at many places.

There may even be more than one of them, you will see:
(One looks like King Tut at the left of the overhead light.)

Link to this great video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab7D2vpUWfM
 

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Gerry

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1. you got too much time on your hands...

2. Put down the mouse and back away from the computer! :D
 

Chi2dxa

Lost over C&D Triangle
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whitey2 said:
Hi Folks,

Have any of you ever caught the pool gods on film or by other means? Post 'em!

They rear their heads at the most unexpected times, and come and go from nowhere.

It seems that a pool god is (or was) present at Amsterdam Billiards, and was caught
"on film", as I noticed in the recent video posted by Jude.

You can clearly see him looking over down Jude in this photo below, taken from the
video. If you watch the video, you will see him coming and going at many places.

There may even be more than one of them, you will see:
(One looks like King Tut at the left of the overhead light.)

Link to this great video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab7D2vpUWfM
That is truely Amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is going to go over a lot of players heads. I am glad to see that you captured it on tape. I saw another one of these a few years ago from a few guys that were playing and these ghost were playing on the table next to them. Amazing!!!
 

grandpapkusky

AzB Silver Member
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:D What are you posting that here for? It should have been posted on the Sci-Fi Channel.com :D

Plus, anyone can plainly see it's just a weather balloon. :rolleyes:
 

whitey2

Time Stand Still
Silver Member
another pool god, in same video

OK, you asked, another pool god can clearly be seen in the same video.

I am not speaking of the pool goddess ( :) ) on the left hand side.

Look above the right corner pocket, about the same level as Jude's face.

You will see it appear and vanish.
 

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whitey2

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a slight enlargement

A slight enlargement of that area shows:
 

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cmartor3

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ya sure that aint something on the wall...it looks like a mask or like jason vorhees..lol
 

whitey2

Time Stand Still
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I wish I could answer

I wish I could answer you. I've never been there.

Hopefully someone that knows the place will come forth.
 

Jude Rosenstock

AzB Silver Member
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That area you guys are looking at is where they have paintings of some of Amsterdam's greatest regulars. Right now on display are Jeanette Lee, Danny Barouty (one of the best straight pool players in the country) and the late Johnny Ervolino.
 

Jude Rosenstock

AzB Silver Member
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Tomorrow, I'll remember to take a look at exactly what you guys are talking about. I have a feeling it's just a sign or something.
 

whitey2

Time Stand Still
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thanks

Thanks, I look forward to finding out more detail of what is in that area.

Perhaps it will turn out to be a photograph of the late Johnny Ervolino.

If not, perhaps there is more going on here. I did not know Johnny, but according to the one pocket forum,
he was a terrific person. This is what they said:

"An outgoing and easy going man, Johnny made friends everywhere he went, and he will be sorely missed by his many fans from all across the country."

It might be him, here is a photograph.
 

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jay helfert

Shoot Pool, not people
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You know what I looked again and by God, I can see the faint image of Jersey Red, New York Blackie and Johnny Ervolino all hovering overhead. And Johnny Irish is in the background, with Greenleaf looking over his shoulder. The New York Pool Gods are haunting that room. No question about it. :)
 

Peer

Norwegian in California
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Not God, but maybe Satan..?

whitey2 said:
A slight enlargement of that area shows:


It's not God, not even close to -- it's just me stopping by:
 

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Caromsoft

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With the aid of highly sophisticated computer enhancement technology it is now possible to see the true identity of the pool god who watches over us players. :)
 

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