As a reporter, I am always on the lookout for stories.

So I perked up when my eldest daughter started telling me about the stories she was hearing from her classmates.

“In Mar del Plata,” the seven-year-old told me, “there are ghosts.”

“Go on,” I said.

“My friends have heard them when they’re in bed. At night. Noises. It happens in hotels, the ghosts come out…”

She pauses.

Then says, “When can we go? Because I want to take my camera, and I’m going to video the ghosts. We’ll have to stay in a hotel, and I will go around looking for them, and if I don’t find them I will wait for them in bed until they come out. And I will be ready with my camera.”

“Won’t you be scared?” I ask.


“What will you do?”

“I will be brave and I will keep on videoing them… then I’ll shout for you… but they’ll probably be gone when you get there.”


“But I’ll show you the video, if you want.”

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  • Mike June 10, 2010, 2:29 am

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