Happy Halloween! Today is the day for spooky happenings—even in the legal world—and blogs are abuzz with it. The Law Librarians of Congress kept to their tradition of discussing Halloween-related laws by addressing whether or not a seller has to tell buyers whether the property is haunted. The Mental Floss blog pondered whether or not it is legal to kill a zombie and highlighted an old story about the Greenbrier Ghost, otherwise known as Zona Heaster Shue, whose testimony from the great beyond helped convict her murderous husband in 1897.
According to a recent article in the Spectrum, ghostly presences are closer than we may think. The UB Paranormal Activity Research Association (UB PARA) claims the basement in O’Brian Hall is haunted. Yes, haunted. Dubbed “Nurse Sally” because of the medical terms she conveyed to the UB PARA team, the presence in one of the O’Brian basement classrooms (the article was not specific as to which one) is no Casper. The UB PARA team quit their recon mission on Nurse Sally because of a “dark presence.”
So if you find yourself surrounded by a dark presence while in the basement of O’Brian, chances are it’s not the doom and gloom of law school getting you down, but rather Nurse Sally saying hi.