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31st October 2007, 06:52 AM
The mysterious ghost of Santa Fe Courthouse has been caught (http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/31/courthouse.ghost.ap/index.html). Benjamin Radford, a paranormal investigator and managing editor of Skeptical Inquirer magazine drove to Santa Fe and tried a few tests. Who was the culprit? As usual in these cases, it was something in the camera that was too close for the focus, so it appeared as a fuzzy image. This time it was a ladybug.

After various tests, Radford shelled out $9 for 1,750 ladybugs and put the bugs on the camera casing. "Sure enough, we got the ghost," he said.

I'm sure this will come as a tremendous disappointment to many of the 132,000 people who looked at the ghost video on YouTube, but thank goodness there are still ghosts that haven't yet been debunked.

I'm not surprised that ladybugs were the perps. When I was doing some geology in the area, ladybugs were everywhere. I even came across this tree that had them swarming.

31st October 2007, 07:02 AM
"Who ya gonna call?"

In this case, I'm thinking maybe Orkin.

(exterminators, for those not familiar with USAian adverts.)