Midnight in the Boiler Room

Submitted by IN SEINE

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

In New England, where psychic phenomena blossom to a greater degree than most other parts of the world, there lived in an abandoned factory boiler room, a most unpleasant spook.

Its haunting was of such calibre it drew the attention of skilled researchers. One, a young courageous lad, elected to spend a night in the factory to watch how the apparition operated. He spread some sacks on a pile of coke in the corner and settled down for his dark vigil. When midnight rang from the church tower, sure enough, something unpleasant began to materialize. He had been told that ghosts didn't like cold iron so he threw a piece of a pipe at the Thing.

It bowed in his direction mockingly but refused to disappear. Reaching under the sacks, the young man found a large piece of coke and hurled it at the Thing. It faded away instantly and it hasn't been seen since. When you think of it, it should not be surprising for as everyone knows,

"Things go better with coke."

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