In October of 1941, the police arrived at the home of Philip Peters in Denver (Colorado), finding broken furniture and splattered blood. Peters (aged 73) lay dead on the floor with his hand clutching a broken cane. The police searched the house and were unable to find the attacker. Mrs. Peters was in the hospital … Continue reading It was a murderer.
It was the wife and the farmhand.
Two police officers slept in a local farm house in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania (1927) in order to capture a ghost. Farmer W.J. Walker, "on the verge of nervous collapse," reached out to the police after being tortured by the ghost for years. On the first night, sheets were snatched from the officers' beds and "a white … Continue reading It was the wife and the farmhand.
It was paint.
On the night of February 2, 1932, a ghost was reported roaming around northern Indianapolis. When deputy sheriffs went to investigate, they found John McCarthy (age 24) covered "head to foot" in white paint. He was the passenger of an automobile carrying paint, which overturned and left him painted white. McCarthy was arrested for drunkenness … Continue reading It was paint.
It was moonshine.
Witnesses saw odd lights in an old and isolated schoolhouse in Emerson, Manitoba. Citizens assumed ghosts. The theory that it was spirits was not entirely wrong. The lights were from nightly sessions of making moonshine (“and not the Sir Oliver Lodge variety”). “On the teacher’s platform,” The Star Press reported, “they [the police] found a huge still, with a … Continue reading It was moonshine.