Washington D.C. is frighteningly cool in infrared photos

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to embrace the holiday then unearthing the unseen spookiness lurking in front of our very eyes? 

Infrared photography lets us see the world in a way that is not visible to the naked eye. We experience infrared light every day. If you enjoy soaking up the sun or being warmed by a campfire, you are coming in contact with infrared light, according to the University of Chicago. We cannot see infrared light without assistance due to the wavelength being much wider than visible light.  

Infrared light can be seen when captured by an infrared camera, and the results can be quite eerie. In the photos taken below, Washington D.C. is transformed from our nation's capital to a far-off dystopian planet.

Explore the creepy images below:

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Infrared photos of Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery
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Infrared photos of Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery
The Capitol building is seen through trees in Washington DC on September 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The sun shines on the Three Servicemen near the Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Two Girl scouts lay a wreath at the Tob of the Unknowen solider at Arlington Cemetary in Arlington, Virginia on September 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - The Washington Monument is reflected in the Consitution Gardens Pond in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The statues of soilders are seen at the Korean War memorial in Washington DC on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Headstones are seen at Arlington Cemetary in Arlington, Virginia on September 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The front of the Supreme Court building is seen through trees in Washington DC on September 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Park Ranger plays guitar near a sculpture at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters rally near the Capitol building in Washington DC on September 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The statues of soilders are seen at the Korean War memorial in Washington DC on August 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The fountain is seen at the Worl War II Memorial in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk near the Lincoln memorial in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
People walk past the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Trees frame the Jefferson Memorial across the Tidal Basin in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Headstones are seen at Arlington Cemetary in Arlington, Virginia on September 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial is seen through trees in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The Albert Einstein monument is seen behind bushes in Washington DC on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
The White House is seen in Washington DC on August 13, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS (Photo credit should read ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP/Getty Images)
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