PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ZION
 
Comments: 10
Article views: 314
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all ZION's badges.
 

Ghost buster

27 August 2012, 07:19


THE   GHOST  BUSTER

Some years ago wife and myself decided to explore the smaller settlements in and around Kimberley. It was a Friday afternoon and on the return trip from Schmidtsdrift we passed a well groomed tallish man standing beside the road hiking. We stopped and loaded him up. He introduced himself as John Doe and he was residing in South Africa but only during the winter months while in the summer months he would return to his home in Thurso, Northern Scotland. He was a mechanical engineer by occupation. His main interest was the railways systems globally.

He could recite practically every station and siding between Johannesburg and Cape Town with , and including most over the rest of the country. He lodged in Kimberley and on Friday nights he led the Ghost Trail through the city, pointing out where ghosts still haunt mankind, even into the gloomy cemeteries in the dark of night. He knew the city well and most of its history too, relating to haunting.He carried a cool-bag around loaded with wine and plastic cups to sooth any ghost-wise wrenched minds. The favourite destination was an old house in which the late dear Daisy De Melker planned her heinous tricks. Few people actually entered those portals. Daisy was a real nasty bit of work.    

After the completion of the trail he would turn up at my place and we would spend much of the remaining night emptying beer bottles.     Much of our time, other than imbibing, was spent in argument as to the nature of ghosts. John claimed ghosts are made up out of energy while I proclaimed they never and cannot exist in our dimension. He could never define the nature of the ghostly energy and usually put it down to  energy connected to other universes. Quite astute I dare say but if he failed to convince me he would then throw out some thermodynamic equation which was interpreted as “Another round please”.  John’s strong point was he could convince most people that he actually saw ghosts. People tend to listen to what they hear without first evaluating the information. And with an powered voice like John had few people could hear otherwise.    

When the wee hours of the morning approached and the beer turned flat I would see that John has come to the end of his day. A breakfast was scrambled up and the first thing he would say is “I use only English mustard” and “I don’t eat eggs , thank you”.     

He would insist on walking to his lodgings but I managed to force him into the bakkie and take him home. He never quite understood the criminal element in Kimberley.    

John was rather eccentric and enjoyed life as he saw it. When returning to Britain he would hike to Cape town and buy his way on a  cargo carrier for about a quarter of the actual price and bunk down with the crew.Sadly he will no longer be coming to South Africa again. JOHN  IS  A FICTITIOUS NAME

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.
 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
10 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Daai Een
The white struggle

I'm urging the beneficiaries of Apartheid to stop acting like evangelists, and get over themselves. Read more...

15 comments 294 views
Submitted by
ThabangMaaake
Gayton McKenzie must know that Ma...

I suspect Gayton passed woodwork with flying colours and that creates a problem for him now that he wants to be a politician. Read more...

21 comments 418 views
Submitted by
Jolanda Andrag
The Apathy of SA’s Academics

With SA’s leading opposition party, the DA, feeling uncomfortable in its own skin, traditional white farmers joining the EEF, the uncertain future of the ANC as ruling party, the frustrated workers class, the ANC’s radical land and transformation plans and a president who is reluctant to face justice, South Africans need to sit down and talk. Read more...

17 comments 391 views
Submitted by
Breinlekkasie
Paradoxical Judgement of the Fait...

A very interesting observation is that the majority of those who condemn Oscar Pistorius are actually Christians. Read more...

81 comments 701 views
Submitted by
Elma Fourie
High School In Cape Town March to...

At 10:50 today school children marched to the Education Department because they do not have teachers. Read more...

1 comments 261 views
Submitted by
JulianMeyer13
10 ways to get more oomph out of ...

If you feel frustrated with life and the fact that we do not get enough oomph out of it, don’t despair! Read more...

2 comments 227 views

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Mother’s Day special offers!

Spoil mom with these awesome specials that will warm her heart. Shop now!

Twisp – the smoking alternative

Buy any 2 refills for R250 and save R149. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Mother’s Day specials on appliances

Browse our range of Mother’s Day appliances to spoil and pamper mom. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on your iPhone Get News24 headlines on your iPhone.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

Calais Website keywords automated by OpenCalais.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2014 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.