Monday, August 15, 2005

What about poor Billy?

Where, Oh where, is the ACLU when you need them?
REDLANDS, Calif. -- Police here are determined to bust the legend of Billy's ghost. For more than 20 years, ghost hunters, amorous teens and the just plain curious have flocked to Mariposa Elementary School in the wee hours in hopes of spotting the ghost of a boy that legend says died in the school nurse's office.

Poor Billy! People just won't leave him to R.I.P. Waking him at all hours of the night, kids running his hallways all day, seems there is no rest for the dead. I'm surprised the ACLU hasn't jumped all over this. Don't ghosts have rights, too?

And now, the ultimate in humiliation, the complete loss of privacy:

So authorities intend to install a video surveillance system -- not to catch the ghost, but the ghost hunters.

Uh huh. I'll bet that's the real reason for the cameras.

They're even attempting to steal what little identity he has left!


The legend seems to stem from the real life death of a boy in 1972. Problem is, he didn't die in the school and wasn't even a student there. It's not even clear his name was Billy.


Poor Billy!

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