Friday, August 3, 2012

Australia: Haunted IGA Store

Back in March of this year a news story from Brompton, South Australia—a northern suburb of Adelaide caught my eye. Three security cameras in an IGA (Independent Grocers Alliance) store captured a box of Fruit Roll-Ups seemingly flying off a store shelf past the pasta and landing on the floor in the next aisle at least 18 to 36 feet away from where it was placed. No one was in the store when the security cameras caught this phenomenon after 11:00 P.M.

Norm Hurst, the owner of the store since October of 2011 was told by the previous owners that the store was haunted. His initial reaction was one of disbelief. But Hurst changed his mind when he walked into his store one Thursday morning back in March and surveyed what his security cameras had captured the night before. He was very surprised at the force with which the candy box was flung off the shelf.

When questioned by the news media at what he thought was the cause, he was completely stumped. No reasonable explanation for the occurrence has been discovered but some speculate that the ghost that haunts the store caused the candy to fly over a distance of 12 meters (39 feet). The ghost is that of a boxer who was gunned down in 1998 on the sidewalk outside the store.

The following video shows what all three cameras recorded:

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