Justified & Ancient
- Aug 7, 2002
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I don't know - I got that from a book many years ago
Is he the ghost or is the ghost supposed to have pushed him into the hole? Why was he in there? Was he mending the floor? Or did he step back to eyeball the progress of another job he was doing, and accidently fall into the hole, which stupidly hadn't been covered to prevent such accidents before he went in there?Many years ago we used to visit The Ring O Bells in Middleton nr Manchester, one room was always locked, the story being that it was very haunted and that a joiner working in there was found dead in the cellar immediately below a hole in the room floor,
While folklore is littered with tales of vengeful ghosts, there aren't that many IRL cases we can point to. There are occasionally purported ghost sightings linked to car accidents. The other thing is, you aren't going to find "death by ghost" listed on many coroner's reports, as we don't know how to correctly diagnose such things scientifically, even if it were true. I suspect that most ghosts are annoying but mainly harmless, but because they are uncanny and cause fear, they get a bad rap. I know there was a ghost that was supposed to kill anyone who damaged his tombstone, but I don't think that stood up to much scrutiny, and was mainly a FOAF story when someone had a coronary after defacing the headstone of the strangler guy. Anyone who remembers this and can put a name to the info, I would be mighty grateful for the assist, as I am unable to remember the details atm.Assuming my meaning of "ghost" to be the spirit of a former human who died, has there ever been a ghost who actually killed someone? It's such a classic idea used in stories, but I was surprised to see that I couldn't think of a single killer ghost story purported to be true...
I see that post 20 reports the story.Is this the story you were thinking of? No coronary, the victims all got strangled with chains or chain like objects:
It may refer to a particular elevated ECG profile that's considered one of the worse things to see on an ECG trace. The line elevates abnormally high and stays there for longer than just a "blip" - leaving an elevated broad silhouette reminiscent of an old tombstone. The occurrence of such profiles in an ECG readout is called "tombstoning."
Yes, this is the one. Nice find IbisNibs. Thanks. I couldn't remember the name of Carl Pruitt.Is this the story you were thinking of? No coronary, the victims all got strangled with chains or chain like objects:
However, there is something known as a "Tombstone heart attack."