Ghost hunts haunt Georgia politics

Obviously we've all heard of skeletons in a politician's closet, but ghosts in the closet are a pretty new development taking place down in Georgia.

Political columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Jim Galloway published a blog today tracking a congressional race in Macon between U.S. Rep. Jim Marshall (D) and potential paranormal investigator, Republican Paul Rish.

According to Galloway, he called the Georgia Ghost Society to inquire why Rish was popping up alongside the ghost hunter group's member page in a Google search. The group's founder, Bob Hunnicutt, told Galloway that Rish was consulted as a technical expert but is not a member of GGS. To quote Galloway's blog, "If some web designer included Rish’s name on a page that is drawing Google’s attention, it was a mistake, Hunnicutt said."

An hour after speaking with the paranormal investigator, Galloway "coincidentally" received a press release from Rish's people titled "Georgia Congressman Jim Marshall publicly attacks ghost hunting and those who participate."  Excellent timing, eh?

Something smells fishy here since paranormal investigative groups rarely recruit "some web designer" to create their Web site, and instead produce it in-house.  Also, based on this cached MySpace profile for GGS, Rish is listed again as a member and there's no designer to blame for that one.

We'll continue to follow this, but in the meantime, let me encourage Paul Rish to come out of the paranormal closet.  How cool would it be if Georgia elected its first openly-ghost hunting Representative?


Anonymous said...

WOW what a great story “Politicians LIE”! What are the odds? Wake up people, grab your tinfoil hats and listen to me. Your government is lying to you about everything, paranormal and otherwise. There are Aliens in Washington, and they are controlling what we know. They have been around since the revolutionary war however they did not start their invasion until 1938 at Grovers Mill NJ. That is right Orson Wells was a pawn for the evil alien overlords. They hid in plain sight right under our noses, and then slowly but surely took over complete control of our federal government, and then little by little all the State and local as well. It’s funny this guy gets a little heat for being a paranormal investigator ha Ghosts also have been part of our leadership most specifically Honest Abe himself. I have had in my hands the classified CIA papers that stated Lincoln was the top advisor to Franklin Roosevelt. FDR was not the only world leader to have conversations with Abe, during one of Winston Churchill's visits to the United States during WW2, he spent the night in the White House. Churchill loved to retire late, take a long, hot bath while drinking a Scotch, and smoke a cigar and relax. On this occasion, he climbed out of the bath and naked, but for his cigar, walked into the adjoining bedroom. He was startled to see Abraham Lincoln standing by the fireplace in the room, leaning on the mantle. Churchill, always quick on the uptake, blinked and said "Good evening, Mr. President. You seem to have me at a disadvantage." Lincoln smiled softly and disappeared.
So Many truths that our out there, right under your noses. I have sworn before God and Country that I shall do my best to get the word out . I have been in this location long enough, I must leave before “they” come for me…