Opinion: Dude says ghost did it but we ain't buyin' it
People have long had a fascination with the paranormal. We're fascinated by what we can't see or touch, and we want to make contact with the unknown to understand it better – or perhaps we just want to know what's "beyond."
Whatever the reason, our society is filled with attempts to contact the "other side," wherever that is. The string of paranormal activity movies is endless, there's a palm reader on every street corner and there are television shows out the wazoo dedicated to the unexplained.
But never before has a person blamed a ghost for domestic abuse. Until now.
A Wisconsin man was arrested recently for punching his wife. The woman told police that he husband attempted to strangle her and struck her in the face as she tried to call 911.
When police arrived at the scene, the man told police his wife had fallen repeatedly and that was what had caused her injuries. However, when pressed by officers, he changed his story to something much more plausible – "a ghost did it."
When a ghost expert was contacted, he said it was highly unlikely that a ghost would make someone do something like this. His theory? It was a demon possession.
We don't buy either theory. The guy has a history of spousal abuse, and it's very likely he did it this time – and not under the influence….of ghosts, anyway.