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THE GHOST OF KILLARNEY

TIM, DIRECTOR OF CAMP KILLARNEY, AND OTHERS TELL
A REMARKABLY SIMILAR STORY ABOUT A SO-CALLED
"KILLARNEY GHOST."
MANY YEARS AGO, AN OLD GUY'S WIFE IS KILLED BY
WOLVES AND HER HAIR RIPPED FROM HER SKULL. OLD
GUY GOES BERSERK, DROWNS HIMSELF IN LAKE KILLARNEY.
NOW HIS BERSERK GHOST, EVERY NIGHT AT 12 COMES
EERILY FROM THE LAKE, LOOKING FOR HER HAIR TO PASTE
IT BACK ON. BUT HE'LL EVEN TRY TO PULL ANYBODY'S
HAIR OUT AS THEY SLEEP. SINCE YOUNGER GHOSTS ARE
RELATIVELY POWERLESS, HE CAN SO FAR ONLY MUSS HAIR
UP. THE AMAZING PROOF FOR THE VERITABILITY OF
THIS STORY IS THE FACT THAT PEOPLE IN THE AREA DO,
INDEED, FIND THEIR HAIR DISARRANGED IN THE
MORNINGS!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMBRIDGE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 07-00-1969

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