The gentleman and the paranormal.
The other day a fellow colleague and gentleman asked me if I believe in ghosts, I told him that it didn’t matter if I believed in them or not, they still exist. Or do they? Yes and no. Yes they exist, but no they don’t. It’s one of life’s great mysteries, like the loch ness monster or William Shatner’s hair.
However gentlemanly encounters with the paranormal date as far back as when Shakespeare wrote Hamlet with a ghostwriter or Isaac Newton’s ghost Gravity would throw apples at him.
The paranormal isn’t just reserved for ghosts, there are also supernatural powers like foresight and telepathy. A note of caution however for gentlemen to never get themselves involved with the occult. This should be left to late night television scams.
Indeed, it isn’t just gentlemen having encounters with spooks from beyond this spiritual realm. In some cases it has been the gentlemen themselves who have crossed over!
There can be many problems attributed to paranormal activity, especially if you are haunted by a gentlemanly ghost. One might find his cigars missing and Scotch gone. Not only is theft a problem but now you have a drunk ghost on your hands. This has happened once or twice at Castle Brixley but it usually turns out to be Humphrey Bogart dropping by. However if you do have problems there is only one person to telephone.
Not everybody believes in ghosts though. Many a learned gentleman may have come to the logical conclusion that ghosts simply don’t exist.
There is another theory that states ghosts are not dead people coming back to smoke our cigars, but images from parallel universes crossing over into ours. This of course is preposterous, or is it?
Luckily for us there is one definitive way to work out whether ghosts and other paranormal activity are real or not, and that is to ask Clint Eastwood.
So there you have it.