posted on Aug, 11 2005 @ 07:26 PM
From my science teacher... he was full of those kind of things. He acually claimed to have had a run-in with the ghost on Halloween. You know I can't
resist a story, so anyway, this is how he told it...
It was Halloween, and my science teacher (let us refer to him by his name, "Don", to save time and space) and his friends Teddy, "Chinaman", and
two girls (can't remember their names: let's call them Mary and Sue) had decided to go check out the local myth of Marie's ghost. Not that anyone
here (save Coors) will know what I'm talking about, but this was thirtysomething years ago, and City Park wasn't nearly as
well-lit as it is now. So, they showed up at around 11:50, and parked the car about twenty yards away from the lagoon. There's a tree growing by the
lagoon with a bunch knots on it, witch are suposedly the souls of those who were claimed my Marie's black magic. The three guys decided to go check
out the tree, but the girls refused to get out of the car. Anyway, they waded through some shrubbery to the tree, but when they got there, they
noticed a mist begining to form over the lagoon.
" Dare you to go touch that tree" said Don.
"Okay" Teddy replied with a devious grin. He walked up tp the tree, but instead of reaching out to it, he tossed his head back, hocked up a glob of
saliva, and spat right on the tree's trunk. At that exect second, every bird, tree frog, mosqito, or any other night creature that made any noise-
silent. Everything was absoutly silent, as though even nature sensed the disgrace of a place that, although unholy, was sacred. The mist on the lagoon
spiraled into the night, and suddenly, Don thought he saw somethng taking ghastly shape in the center of the lagoon.
He turned and fled to the car in fear, and the others needed no urging to follow. They found the car locked, and banged on the door franticly. Mary
and Sue screamed.
"It's us!" Chinaman yelled in panic. "let us the !@#$ in!!" In realization, Mary and Sue unlocked the doors, whitch the trio franticly flung
open. Once inside the car, Teddy wasted no time. He shoved the key into the ignition and tried to start up the car-but at that crucial moment, it
wouldn't start. He tried, again and again, but in vain. Suddenly, a cat jumped from the bushes and onto the hood of the car. It hissed, arched it's
back, bared it's teeth, and looked staight at Teddy.In despairation, Teddy tried the ignition one more time- but this time, miracualouly, it started.
The cat was flung from the car, and everyone went screeching out of there on two wheels.
I dunno, he might've made the whole thing up, but it's not a bad story.