Anthropologist/science blogger/Minnesota resident Greg Laden presents a harrowing tale of Kimberly, South Africa, supposedly one of the most haunted cities in the world:
"Your're a scientist, like I am," said the archaeologist who lived downstairs from the Rooms of Death and Misery, as the students were carting gear and luggage up the stairs to the apartment, winging on about how they had to do all the work. "So I understand if you don't believe me, but...."
"... But what?" I said, as I glanced up the stair wondering what the students were whispering to each other about and concerned that they were taking the good rooms for themselves.
"Well, the place is haunted, or so it is said," he continued.
I stared at him. Like, what is that supposed to mean, I thought.
"The Norwegian scientists who came last month .... they were supposed to stay for three weeks but left after five days."
"The ghost drove them out. Oh, by the way, avoid the bedroom that is an extension of the hallway."