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Sued for Fake Ghost Rumors
The book Weird Ohio and accompanying website claimed that the oldest grist mill in Ohio was haunted. But so many ghost hunters started visiting the mill that its owners felt compelled to spend thousands of dollars on security measures. Then they decided to sue the website for spreading false rumors. The judge recently delivered his verdict. The website isn't responsible for the owners' emotional distress, nor is it responsible for the people trespassing on the property, but it does owe the owners $125,000 for their security expenses. If the Weird Ohio people had bothered to show up for the court case, the verdict might have been different. [Dayton Daily News]
Posted by The Curator on Fri Apr 17, 2009

I've heard that the Museum Of Hoaxes is haunted by some horrible, freakish entity named... (wait for it)... Rrrraoul He turns up making moaning sounds in the halls, heavy breathing, loud deep repetitive thumps... scares the crap outta me... He owes me money, and still has my car. He's one Ramonian ghoulass. Come and get me
Posted by Hairy Houdini  on  Mon Apr 20, 2009  at  09:27 PM
So how do you authenticate genuine ghost rumours?
Posted by Peter  in  Melbourne, Australia  on  Wed Apr 22, 2009  at  07:02 AM
With this...
(No endorsement intended or implied. I can't tell fake ghosts from real ghosts.)
Posted by Canadarm  on  Wed Apr 22, 2009  at  09:25 PM
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