Mob Haiku: Meating Notes

Feds bugged the osso

bucco: they heard truck heist plans

and peptic noises.

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Ghosts: The Whispering House

Readers, enjoy this scary tale of a house full of whispers in California, from

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Mob Haiku: Mouseketeer

Dante skimmed the take.

But he testified when caught,

joining the Rat Pack.

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Mob Haiku: Text, Schmext

“I texted,” said Dave.

“Late is late,” said John, the Boss.

Dave sells men’s shoes now


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Ghosts: Haunted Woods!

Readers, follow this link to some beautiful but scary forests in Florida!  From

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Ghosts: Creepypastas of the Week: Classics, Vol. 1 — (from The Ghost In My Machine)

Readers, here’s a potpourri of short paranormally weird tales!  Repost from The Ghost In My Machine.

Previously: “The Girl in the Drawing.” Let’s do something a little different today: Instead of looking at one longer story, let’s explore a couple of shorter ones — all of which are creeypasta classics. They’re some of the earliest and/or most well-known examples of the genre; in most of the cases, we don’t know who wrote them or where they originally appeared, but they’re true creepypastas in that they’ve been copied and pasted time and time again, and thus shared so frequently that they’ve become part of the very fabric of web culture.

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Mob Haiku: Casa No Va

Matteo grabbed the

hand of Giacomo’s gumar.

Talk about stugots.

Photo: By Employee(s) of Paramount Public Film Corporation [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Ghosts: How Do We Perceive Ghosts?

Barry Taff, a noted parapsychologist (with a doctorate in psychophysiology and a minor in biochemical engineering), asked a pertinent question during a documentary about ghosts.  He wondered whether, when we see a ghost, we are actually seeing something through our eyes and optic nerves – or whether something “directly stimulates the brain of the observer to impose an image on it.  We don’t know.”

This is a great question.  How indeed?  Think about it.  It’s not so easy to say or prove either way.

Taff also makes the point that ghosts are notoriously difficult to record with equipment, that when one is set up in one place, they will manifest in the next room over, etc.  A filmmaker who worked on the documentary (I’m sorry I can’t remember which one) discussed a few cases – when the ghost was mentioned, the lights would turn off (and batteries would wear down in fifteen minutes instead of five hours).  There was some footage of people discussing ghosts and the lights going off as they spoke and named the ghost.

These physical manifestations (another ghost pulled a window shade up and down) would seem to indicate something external to the mind.  It still doesn’t answer the original question, whether we “see” ghosts with the eye or with the “inner eye” of the mind/brain.

Taff is a well-educated and very experienced parapsychologist.  His question about through which sense/in which way we perceive ghosts is a good one.  A note: to say we perceive it in the mind/brain doesn’t mean we are making it up – it just means that it somehow is sensed directly by the mind, not filtered by the eyes.

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Mob Haiku: Sprung

Mama hid the key

in a meatball. Joey ate

hisself outta jail.

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Ghosts: A Ghost in the Woods!

A ghost in the woods!  A true ghost story from the UK as reported in The Irish Sun! Read on, if you dare!

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