The Angry Spirit of Castle Slawensik: An Open Letter to Poltergeists

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“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” – George Bernard Shaw

Spirits that have trouble communicating should just keep it to themselves. Spirits that have trouble communicating should just keep it to themselves. Hey, poltergeists. Would you stop throwing stuff, knocking about, and frightening folks and explain yourselves? I mean, we’re all about righting wrongs, punishing the guilty, apologizing for transgressions, and helping you into the light, but your tendency towards unspecific tantrums do not befit a respectable spirit, particularly if you died in adulthood. Plenty of ghostly apparitions have found ways to communicate productively. Get over your undead selves, stop the spectral shenanigans, and use your words.

Case in point, the 1806 Prussian poltergeist raising a ruckus for Privy Councilor Hahn and numerous other witnesses at the Castle of Slawensik in Upper Silesia. We still have no clear idea what the phantom was on about. Slawensik was the property of the Prussian aristocrat…

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