Ah, the letter S, I've always been fond of it and I have two fictional phantoms for you today who aren't so bad. Hope everybody's AtoZChallenge is going well.
He originally haunted the 12th floor of the Sedgewick Hotel in New York, Mostly just occasionally eating food meant for the guests. It was only Gozer's approaching arrival which caused him to make more of a nuisance of himself.
He was the first apparition apprehended by the Ghostbusters and he caused them a merry dance.
He was released from containment with all the other spooks when Walter Peck shut down the storage facility in the Ghostbusters' headquarters.
Slimer then became something of a pet to the Ghostbusters, because he reappears in Ghostbusters II, where he mostly interacts with Louis Tully. Slimer is the one who drives Louis to the Manhattan Museum in a stolen bus for the climax of the movie.
It has to be said that in the cartoon The Real Ghostbusters he is a lot cuter than in the movies.
Sweet William (Sweet William's Ghost)Sweet William is a ghost in an English Ballad which has many versions and interpretations, but the main gist of it is thus.
Sweet William appears to his love, Margaret, to ask her to release him from his promise to marry her or he cannot rest in peace.
- Margaret first insists that he maintain his promise and marry her, but he explains he is dead.
- Then she insists that he kiss her, but her tells her one kiss would be fatal to her.
- Then she asks him to tell her about the afterlife, which he does.
- Finally he explains how his promise to wed her is a hellhound chasing him that will destroy him if she will not grant him release.
In the end, of course, Margaret released Sweet William from his promise, although in some cases she then dies on his grave.
Would you adopt a ghost as a pet if they were like Slimer?
My Other BlogsI am sharing blogging duties with my sister, Sophie, on two other blogs for the AtoZ as well :
And Sophie also has her own blog in the AtoZ too:
Other People's BlogsDon't forget to check out the other participant in this years AtoZChallenge. Click on the image to visit the main site and see the full list.