Monday, April 6, 2015

The Clothing Of Ghosts

If the ghosts care to prove their existence as objective phenomena they are unfortunate in always discovering themselves to inaccurate observers, to say nothing of the bad luck of frightening them into fits. That the seers of ghosts are inaccurate observers, and therefore incredible witnesses, is clear from their own stories. Who ever heard of a naked ghost? The apparition is always said to present himself (as he certainly should) properly clothed, either "in his habit as he lived" or in the apparel of the grave. Herein the witness must be at fault: whatever power of apparition after dissolution may inhere in mortal flesh and blood, we can hardly be expected to believe that cotton, silk, wool and linen have the same mysterious gift. If textile fabrics had that property they would sometimes manifest it independently, one would think--would "materialize" visibly without a ghost inside, a greatly simpler apparition than "the grin without the cat."

Ambrose Bierce

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5 comments:

Hallowaltz said...

Spooky picture.

Did you see these yet? I wish they were real

http://www.halloweendailynews.com/2015/04/halloween-movie-posters-get-animated.html#more

Jay's Shadow said...

A ghost would be embarrassed if they were seen naked.

They would probably be like, "Hey, I have some visitors. Let me put something on."

Rot said...

Very cool.
Hadn't seen those.

Willow Cove said...

Creepy story behind the picture. Weird stories....

Steven Blumke said...

I'll be a naked ghost- I just know it