Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ghosthunters Good Name, Besmirched

Burglary is such a negative word.

A self-professed ghost hunter has denied a burglary charge, claiming she was at a disused rest home checking for spirits.
Wanganui woman Billy Rogue, 28, claimed she was on a ghost-hunting mission at the old Jubilee Hospital in Wanganui on Saturday night and not part of a burglary.
And:
She told Judge John Clapham in the Wanganui District Court that she had no idea what her friends were up to at the hospital because she was busy with her adventure.

        But:
The court was told copper fittings had been stolen from the old hospital on Saturday night.

Which is kind of unexceptional and even shows a bit of inventive ability. Until the Proper Authorities hear about it and it turns into
self-proclaimed ghost hunters breaking and entering into places in the name of paranormal investigations [and] why the scientific community still refuses to give the field any credence.

The double edged sword of media success!! I don't have any problem with people investigating such things but let's not pretend it's science, eh?

9 comments:

fish said...

Copper fittings are tuned to ectoplasm. All in the name of science.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

copper piping stolen by ghosts!

Get Fred and Velma on the phone IMMEDIATELY!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

At least the good name of orbs was not besmirched.
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mikey said...

OK. 2 things.

First. Billy Rogue? SRSLY? Where was her colleague, Rock Nasaldevice?

C'mon Billy, if you're not even gonna TRY, I don't wanna play anymore.

Second, as the Zombie says, the ghosts must have stolen the copper fittings.

Obviously not HOLY Ghosts. I suspect The Father told The Son he couldn't hang around with them anymore, they were a bad influence. Probably wanted to buy cigarettes with the proceeds from the scrap copper.

The way it works, I think, is that the ghosts give the copper to Dracula, who arranges a deal between Wolfman and Godzilla and gets a cut of the action...

Smut Clyde said...

Also important that the name of smirch was not be-orbed.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

A self-professed ghost hunter has denied a burglary charge, claiming she was at a disused rest home checking for spirits.

I tried this defense when the local gendarmes found me in a liquour store after hours.

Substance McGravitas said...

Keep in mind that there's nothing an orb likes better than squeezing through a nice copper tube.

Indeed word verification insists that this is the orb pr0nRX.

Smut Clyde said...

Do not allow AK to talk you into tasting his Orb Squeezins. A word to the wise.

Another Kiwi said...

Connoisseurs of Uncle AK's Orb Squeezins should not take the "word to the wise" as having any factual basis. We use only the finest natural ingredients and have rejected several mattresses that the Hospital could not vouchsafe for, Sir.