While life inside of a cubicle can seem haunting, I have no reason to suspect that the Motivators office is a haven for wandering spirits. Desk chairs never creepily roll away from our desks, promotional keychains and aluminum sports bottles don’t mysteriously go missing, and while it does get a bit chilly in here sometimes, I don't see any frosty breath coming out of my mouth.
However, custom imprinted items do exist outside of our office, and if you were to travel to the National Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, Alabama, you may have a run in with some paranormal promotional products.
The promotional key chain holder
that is said to spin on its own.
A promotional book to the back? It happens at least every two weeks.
Custom keychains spinning round and round on a rack? They're used to it.
“This happens all the time,” said Susan Ingram, the museum’s visitor service manager. And now it's time to investigate.
An Alabama Paranormal Research Team will conduct a seven hour investigation after closing time in the museum this month. In fear or pranksters, they're not revealing the actual date.
The leader of the team, Faith Serafin said, “We research all the reports very thoroughly. We kind of figure out whether or not there is a correlation between a story and evidence that we pick up, to determine whether or not we can actually say that this location has some type of abnormal or paranormal activity.”
The museums patrons are hoping for an explanation to the regular "hauntings" in the gift store. I for one am thankful that these spirits are twirling around personalized keychains and hitting customers in the back with historical books instead of some of the items on display at the museum. A well preserved naval knife to the back would provide for a more terrifying experience than the thud the book titled “The Confederate Navy: The Ships, Men and Organization 1861-1865,” caused earlier this year.
As for you Motivators, feel free to keep your wooden crosses and ghost hunter kits at home, while we have a great array of promotional Halloween items, I think the ghosts, witches and goblins are steering clear of this office. As for the newly renovated stairwell, I can't say the same. Hold on to your promotional key chains very tightly, and grip your custom multifunction pocket knives even tighter. Some spackle and a paint job isn't going to bury any wandering spirits around here.