Friday, February 1, 2013

Ghosts Take Over Ship!

Buffalo Courier

Thursday Morning, June 3, 1909

Page 1, Column 2


                Rome, June 2. – The Italian steamer
Moncenisio, bound for New York with
a cargo of pumice stone, has been held
up at Palermo by ghosts.  On the arrival
of the steamer at Palermo from
Lipari Isles, the crew refused to continue
the voyage because ghosts were
making a devilish row in the hold
which they believed presaged ship-
wreck.  The police searched the vessel,
expecting to discover that members of
the Mafia had stowed themselves away
on board hoping to escape to America
but they found nothing.  As soon as
the police left the steamer the ghosts
became livelier than ever.  The crew
left her and refused to re-embark.
Other hands cannot be obtained.

Original story from microfilm records at,
 Buffalo Erie County Public Library
Central Library
1 Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY 14203

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