Supernatural Happenings at a Catholic School

Do you believe in ghosts, spirits, or demons? 👻

When I was a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville years ago, there was a rumor that the ground floor of Marian Hall was possessed.

I think it had more to do with the fact that two of my ex-girlfriends lived on that floor (and were also roommates; I sure could pick ’em), but that’s just me.

One night my ex freaked out when she saw a sinister-looking man moving toward her window (I swear it wasn’t me! My social skills aren’t THAT bad!) and a bunch of the other residents gathered in one of the common rooms and spent a good amount of time praying the rosary. At the time I was trying not to lose a girlfriend, so I didn’t say what I was actually thinking:

“Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid.”

Okay, I didn’t actually come up with that 😒

Personally, I believe in ghosts, spirits, and demons, but I also believe that my ex was a bit looney tunes (such a dude thing to say, I’m sorry; “She’s crazy, bro!”…she was a different kind of crazy) and I doubted the sincerity of a bunch of the other students at Franciscan.

You know, the card-carrying members of the “do as I say, not as I do” association. The “look at how holy I am until I go out into the real world” posse.

I’m not bitter at all.

I used to think about how the Ghostbusters would react if they got a call regarding supernatural activity in Marian:

Stantz: Wow, look at all the ectoplasmic residue on this couch!

Venkman: I’m pretty sure that’s just the result of one intense handjob.

Spengler: According to my analysis, it is, in fact, semen.

Part of me hopes that my ex never sees this blog post (lucky for me, most people will not), but another part of me hopes that she does. A few prayers never hurt anyone, and I’m in the market for an extra Hail Mary or two.

Especially since I’m married to an atheist now 😉

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