Friday, October 31, 2008

Supernatural Cleaning Methods

The NY Times has a Halloween appropriate piece on how to rid your home of ghosts and other supernatural phenomena.

It reminded me of the house we rented in Denver back in the mid-1980s that had a poltergeist. Some nights we could hear him walking up the basement stairs and through the living room. I found it interesting that the sound of his footsteps woke up our dog, too. He liked to fiddle with the toothbrush glass in the bathroom and rattle the drawer-pulls on the chest of drawers in the dining room. His most spectacular performance was switching off the front porch light one night while we were out with friends. He left on his own soon after that.

I thought it interesting that Wadler got through the whole piece without using the word "exorcism".

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