Friday, March 21, 2008

Things that probably happen all the time in Washington (but not to me)

So tonight, for work, I'm ghost-hunting with the good folks from the local branch of The Atlantic Paranormal Society.
What did I possibly do to deserve a job as awesome as this?


Kay Bailey said...


I'm not sure this happens in Washington.


mike said...

1. Well, there is the National Cathedral gargoyle tour.

2. "For work"?

3. Is your code name Scully? (Or are there alreay a dozen Scullys?)

4. If you catch a ghost, then what?

5. Are you making this up to see how much ITB folks will believe about OTB folks?

bzzzzgrrrl said...

1. See, I knew there was something that compared. Kind of.

2. It's potentially a story for the alumni magazine.

3. I am sure there are plenty of Scullys. I am going with Venkman.

4. "Hunting" was probably the wrong term. We're not trying to "catch," just to investigate.

5. If I were making things up, they'd be more realistic.

Also, update for those of you who were waiting for one with baited breath: My adventure was supposed to begin at the Campus Safety office at 8. The investigators I was supposed to meet had not shown up by 8:15, and it is now 8:30 and I still have not heard from them. Looks like maybe my big plans are canceled, but I will still likely be up until 4, because I took a 3-hour nap in anticipation this afternoon, and because I drank a bottle of diet Coke on my way over there.

mike said...

2(b). You want to market your institution of higher learning by featuring the fact that alumni go around looking for ghosts? (Or, rather, making appointments to go looking for ghosts and then not showing up?)

4. Okay, but that doesn't really answer the question.

6. I do like the fact that ghosts are under the jurisdiction of campus security. Can't be too careful.

bzzzzgrrrl said...

Further update: They did show up, just late. Those really interested in more on this adventure will have to e-mail me. I'd suggest it's a future story for the blog, but we all know better, don't we?

But to answer Mike's questions:
2(b). The alumni are not involved in the hunting of the ghost so much as they are involved in the spreading of the ghost story.
4. How on earth would we catch a ghost if we weren't trying? Though one of the Campus Safety guys did suggest we put it in a box.
6. Not sure whose jurisdiction ghosts are under, but letting strangers into a building in the middle of the night is definitely Campus Safety's purview.