The Ghost in the Bathroom

Not going to lie, I love paranormal activities, but I don’t like them when they happen to me. I can’t even deal with them in video games, more or less in real life. Especially Zombies. Zombies and I just don’t mix. I even close my eyes to shoot the Zombie Husks when I’m playing the Mass Effect video game because they are so freaky. The sounds they make, the skin dripping off their bones, the creepy way they walk, just the overall grotesque look of them makes me feel so unclean. Could be due to my germaphobia perhaps, but Zombies turn me off more than ghosts or spirits. Though ghosts and spirits tend to give me the chills in their own way too. I mean, at least Zombies I can kill with a gun or an axe or, well … even my own fist if I’m desperate, but ghosts? Seriously? Everything simply goes right through them! And with my anxiety panic disorder … yeah, need I say more?

So you can imagine my joyful delight when I visited the Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum in Baltimore Maryland and had to take a bathroom break halfway through. Normally my daughter goes with me, but she was having such a great time exploring all the oddities that she stayed with my husband and our boys, soooo off alone I went.

The bathroom was small and clean, but nobody else was in there and I could hear some banging from another stall. I didn’t think anything of it, until I heard another bathroom toilet flush and then the sound of walking. I quickly finished my business and went to the sink to wash my hands. That’s when I saw him! He tapped on the mirror staring right at me. “Hey!” He yelled. I stood for a minute frozen in shock and stared at the ghostly figure of an old man looking back at me. Then … I bolted out of there so fast I left the water running!

When I caught up to my family I could barely talk, the shock had stifled me speechless. Blabbering words and slurring all over myself like a freak in a circus. But when they managed to make sense out of what I was trying to say, all three of them ran into the bathrooms to see for themselves. I guess I was the only one who would actually run AWAY from a ghost. In fact, my daughter took one glimpse at him and she couldn’t stop laughing, which in turn had me cracking up as well.

Okay, so it wasn’t REALLY a ghost, but hey … it was definitely well played scare strategy! Thanks to Ripley’s Believe It or Not in Baltimore Maryland for such a great time!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum

And if that didn’t freak me out … some of these other exotic wonders certainly peaked my interest. These opened my eyes to a totally new horizon above and beyond odd! Enjoy some more Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum displays from my trip!


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