New 'ghost' for Cape Town library

2012-10-25 12:41
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Cape Town - With its host of old buildings and their dubious pasts, any supernatural enthusiast will tell you that Cape Town is one of the world's best breeding grounds for exceptional ghosts. 

So, when a new ghost recently made an appearance at the Library of Parliament, newspaper readers were hardly surprised by the blood curdling moans and moving shelf ladders, just a little annoyed. 

Die Burger reports that the first groans were heard just after 09:00 yesterday morning, causing heads buried deep in the day's headlines to snap up and look around in confusion. 

One librarian even plucked up the courage to row the rowdy ghost with a firm: "Hey! Shoesh!" But, the unseen apparition just moaned a little louder. 

Finally Fezile Makanda, a brave staff member, decided to follow the spine chilling sounds up the steep stairs to confront the noisy ghost... 

As silence finally fell, the disturbed readers awaited his return with bated breath, expecting big eyes and battle scars. Instead a mildly amused and chuckling Fezile made his way downstairs and announced that it was in fact just a ‘singing' colleague. 

The not-quite-nightingale had donned his earphones earlier that morning to take on his shelf packing task and in the process quite forgotten where he was. 

As for the shifting ladders... only when you stand on tiptoes on the library's ground floor can you see a head floating next to a stepladder. 

But, hey every library needs its ghost... even an unconventional one. 

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