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10/27/2012 by C.

Red blips mean business and sometimes play with your hair.




The Amazon App Store offered up a free app called “Ghost Radar” last week. I have never been much for hunting ghosts because I am the biggest chicken shit ever. The only reason I downloaded it was because it was free and I thought it was a toy.

Yea, I was wrong about that.

Turning on the app, I had it in radar mode. Supposedly the spirits show up in colors. Red is the strongest and in my mind means it is near you and could braid your hair if it felt like it. Blue is the weakest. Yellow and green are in the middle.

The best part of the app is words are spoken that the spirits are trying to communicate to you. You are supposed to ask them questions and try to have conversations but that is taking it to a whole new level that my scaredy-cat self wants no part of.

I played with it at work first. Everyone was laughing and joking around saying no way it would work. One of my co-workers wanted to have it on his desk to watch the radar. It was on his desk for at least half an hour with absolutely nothing going on. He got up from his desk and went out to the shop. After about 10 minutes he wandered back in and sat down. Just as he sat down at his desk the phone says, “Shop.” We all froze and just stared at the phone. Holy ghost balls, this thing really works!

Most days I pack my lunch. I sat down to eat in the break room and thought it would be fun to turn it on and see what happened while I was eating. First word… “Brought”. That could just be a coincidence…random word and I am reading into it that I brought my lunch. Next word… “heavy”.

This piece of shit rude ass ghost was letting me know he thinks I am far too heavy. Ghosts truly have no manners. Is it because they are so mad they are dead or what? I turned it off…I knew the next words coming were “stop…eating…fat…ass”. F*%# you, Casper!

The radar has been running since I sat down to write this blog. First word…”funny”. At least this ghost is nice enough to compliment my blog and to not mention the pound of M&Ms I just consumed for breakfast.

Now to explain the next two words that came up, I have to tell you a little back story. I live in a duplex that was originally my grandmother’s. She passed away in the house in 2005 from throat cancer. The next two words were… “throat” and then a few seconds later… “problem”. I had to go to the bathroom to wipe myself and then came back to call my mom. I told her about it and she too feels it was my grandma. She told me a story of a time when she was very ill and asleep on her bed. She felt a weight sit down at the end of the bed. She thought it was my sister and asked her what she was doing. No response. She slowly sat up and there was nothing there. She laid her head back on her pillow and said out loud, “Mom, I am ok.” The weight then lifted off the bed.

I have always believed in ghosts but this app has taken my belief to a whole new level. The app has around 2100 words stored in its vocabulary. I suppose the words and timing of them could just be a coincidence but I don’t think so.

If I could just get one of these ghosts to give me some winning Powerball numbers or point me in the direction of a buried treasure I would like hanging out with them so much more. Until then they are kind of creeping me out.


  1. Kden says:

    OMG that sounds like so much fun. I would love to have that in my bedroom in the basement. But then I probably wouldn’t be able to sleep there anymore. If I can find the picture that was taken in the furnace room in the same area as my bedroom I’ll send it to you. Some teenagers took it while they were pretending to be ghosthunters. Ok, it’s 9:00 pm and I’m creeping myself out.
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