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The Man In The Basement

The Man In The Basement

Update: 2023-05-24



Dan has his usual two tales this week, one short and one longer. The longer story is about a strange inheritance. A man is gifted something very unusual with some strange instructions attached.  The second story is about an island down in the Caribbean. The supposedly haunted former site of a leper colony -  Chacachacare Island. Then Lynze will tell you one big tale entitled, Ghosts In The Graveyard! 

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Opening Sumerian protection spell (adapted):
"Whether thou art a ghost that hath come from the earth, or a phantom of night that hath no home… or one that lieth dead in the desert… or a ghost unburied… or a demon or a ghoul… Whatever thou be until thou art removed… thou shalt find here no water to drink… Thou shalt not stretch forth thy hand to our own… Into our house enter thou not. Through our fence, breakthrough thou not… we are protected though we may be frightened.  Our life you may not steal, though we may feel SCARED TO DEATH."

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The Man In The Basement

The Man In The Basement

Dan Cummins