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.
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.