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(NewsDay)   Some New Yorkers report seeing 'ghosts' of the WTC towers   ( newsday.com) divider line
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2001-09-24 09:53:05 AM  
Ooooohhhhh Kaaaaaaaay.
2001-09-24 10:00:43 AM  
I bet the ghost rent is soooooo outrageously high.
2001-09-24 10:00:59 AM  
2001-09-24 10:13:58 AM  
what a lame article . shiat this is ridiculous
2001-09-24 10:17:06 AM  
little kid: "i see dead buildings"
2001-09-24 10:25:54 AM  
Who ya gonna call?
2001-09-24 10:30:08 AM  
2001-09-24 10:31:13 AM  
Mr. Atta. Wasnt he the mastermind behind the terrorist attacks??? Was he a ghost? Hmmm....
2001-09-24 10:43:15 AM  
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2001-09-24 10:50:19 AM  
only a fraction of what we see is new material. our brains can only process so much input at a time, be it visual or other. something as large and as noticable as the WTC is bound to be imprinted on the minds of long-time residents for months, if not years to come. we're just PCU's ourselves.

*the ill*
2001-09-24 10:59:41 AM  
you must be the gatekeeper
2001-09-24 11:00:35 AM  
"He's a sailor, it's New York, we get him laid, no problem!"

"It's looking at me, Ray."

"Listen! Do you smell something?"
2001-09-24 11:21:04 AM  
Nothing better to talk about at this point. The well is going dry
2001-09-24 11:25:21 AM  
suck hard, drew - there simply *must* be more wtc material to entertain us with...
2001-09-24 11:33:06 AM  

"Where do these stairs go?"
"They go up."


"Hey! Does this pole still work?"

Tee hee.
2001-09-24 11:36:50 AM  
- "She cautions that if it is an image and people keep seeing it for months to come, they should talk to a mental health expert."

Now that's a good reply.
2001-09-24 11:38:04 AM  
i can't imagine what it would have been like to be there or involved....to live there, so used to seeing them everyday.

we can post all we like here, but to have been at "ground zero"...crazy. I would probably be seeing elvis and jesus smoking a fatty or something as well.

i am just waiting for some idiot to say that nostradomeus predicted this as well.. you know what, as a matter of fact, i think i am going to call that Cleo coont up and say, hey, you can read the future...WHY THE fark DIDN'T YOU TELL US ABOUT THIS ONE!

if ever there was proof that all the fortune tellers are a crock of shiat who feed on the feeble minded....this is it.
2001-09-24 11:58:21 AM  
i can't imagine what it would have been like to be there or involved....to live there, so used to seeing them everyday.

Killbin: Actually, Jon Stewart summed it up rather nicely in his first show back. They were attacked, and now they're gone, and it's almost incomprehensible.
2001-09-24 12:12:05 PM  
I am glad to see that the sale of hallucinogenic drugs is on the rise in New York.
2001-09-24 12:22:37 PM  
Remember, don't cross the streams!
2001-09-24 12:33:01 PM  
It's probably a trick by Allah.
2001-09-24 12:39:50 PM  
"The super is going to be pissed...."
2001-09-24 12:49:14 PM  
I see a pony, and a kitty, and a puppy...
2001-09-24 02:01:37 PM  
I don't think it's quite as silly as it sounds... though the reasons people are giving are.

If you're used to something that has been constant for a while, you expect it to be there without even thinking about it.

i.e. the mind likes to extrapolate if soemthing's missing or doesn't make sense. Think of classic optical illusions.
2001-09-24 02:26:15 PM  
Yep. I was going to post something, then read Johnny_ill's and Katmbca's comments. My thoughts exactly. Hell, most of us *not* in New York can't believe the towers are gone, and it must be far, far harder for those for whom the towers were a part of their daily life. They'll be seeing "ghosts" for a while.
2001-09-24 02:27:54 PM  
'Ray... If someone asks you if you are a god, you say YES!!'

Where's the Ghostbusters when we really need them??
2001-09-24 03:07:25 PM  
Corner penthouse of spook central, folks (damn. I didn't know THIS many Ghostbusters geeks existed! I'm home!).
2001-09-24 03:10:18 PM  
hmm, strange
i wouldn't mock it

it's probably some sort of imprint in these peoples' minds.

mind you, one of them says "i saw it when my boss pointed it out to me" or something similar so that would imply there was something to see, rather than something in peoples' minds

if it is to be believed... it is probably something to do with some sort of imprint left behind is it not?
2001-09-24 03:12:44 PM  
heh, sorry, kind of thinking aloud there
2001-09-24 03:20:45 PM  
If people can "feel" their legs many days after an amputation, I don't see any reason why they can't "see" the WTC now.

Trauma + Ingrained memory = desire for what used to be

It doesn't make them kooks, it makes them human. Dang you farkers are cold blooded.

2001-09-24 03:31:08 PM  
when I was in high school science, they had us do that experiment where you stare at a blank desk with an object on it, just to one side of the object. Stare long enough, and your mind 'erases' the object, and it appears as if the desk is blank. Your mind gets tired of holding all the information, so tiles in what it thinks is appropriate from stored data. My guess would be that is whats happening here. They are just so used to seeing it thier brain just tiles it in when they aren't actively thinking about it/staring at it. But I'm sure Falwell would disagree.
2001-09-24 03:45:44 PM  
The effect? I'll tell you the effect.... It's pissing me off.
2001-09-24 04:29:04 PM  
** "Scared? Why?" Torres asked. "It's a thing of God." **

First off, all things are of Allah.

Second, Scared? WTF?! It's a friggin building!!

"Ahhh!! Run for your life! It's a ghost building!"
2001-09-24 04:31:52 PM  
"Off all the forces in the universe, the hardest to overcome is force of habit. Gravity is easy-peasy by comparison."
2001-09-24 04:35:43 PM  
it must be far, far harder for those for whom the towers were a part of their daily life.

Indeed. I'm in NJ right now, and from my office windows I used to be able to see the towers. When I was a kid, we used to get a kick out of climbing the fire escape for our old school building and checking out the NYC skyline. I've been through that area I don't know how many times, and now it's just ruined. It's all settled in, but probably won't *really* settle in until a few months from now, when I can get closer to the area and see...nothing.

What about the twinkie?!
2001-09-24 04:41:47 PM  
Oh yeh...one more thing...

Gozer the Traveler! He will come in one of the pre-chosen forms. During the Rectification of the Vuldrynai, the Traveler came as a large and moving Torb! Then, during the Third Reconciliation of the Last of the Meketrick Supplicants, they chose a new form for him, that of a giant Sloar! Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the depths of a Sloar that day, I can tell you...!
2001-09-24 04:43:34 PM  
"Everything was fine until dickless here shut off the power grid!"

"Is this true?"

"Yes, it's true... This man has no dick."
2001-09-24 04:48:43 PM  
Jdrew00: You frighten me. But that's also pretty damned funny.
2001-09-24 04:53:22 PM  
Thanks Slippy. I have a mind for the useless.

Courtney...That is truly the best line in the movie!
2001-09-24 04:58:36 PM  
"What an asshole"
2001-09-24 05:14:56 PM  
you never know *shrug* I didn't believe in ghosts until I went to some places in Scotland that are haunted (I didn't know about it at the time). We have several creepy pictures, then again some say that it's an affect of being in 'creepy' places. But weird that this has been going on and I'm going on a tour of Haunted Houston tonight.

Personally Lenny, I think it's a sign from God ;)
2001-09-24 07:22:08 PM  
did anyone see the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man roaming around there too?? They say he is pretty harmless too...
2001-09-24 07:50:02 PM  
Where there were mammoth erections, now there are just memories.
Manhattan shall rise again!
2001-09-24 10:26:47 PM  
"tell him about the twinkie"
2001-09-24 10:41:20 PM  
henchman; ghostbusters!!!

couldn't leave you hanging man. :p

beware the luck o the irish...
2001-09-24 11:36:49 PM  
Are you, alice, menstruating right now?

What does that have to do with it?

Back off, man. I'm a scientist.
2001-09-25 12:45:17 AM  
Margarita: Whew! Thanks. Now I can go to bed.
2001-09-25 01:36:24 AM  
ah, feelin the luuuuuuuv. night henchman.
2001-09-25 07:44:02 AM  
Egon, This reminds me of the time you tried to drill a hole in your head.

That would've worked if you hadn't stopped me.
2001-09-25 11:03:57 PM  
Ya know, a friend of mine would say something about this:
"Two questions. First: What are you one? And second: Do you have enough to share?"
If he stole it from a movie or something, tell me so and I will kick his ass.
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