Karen Stollznow Soks the Haunted America Tours Blog. Karen came up with a totally lame (yet nonetheless titillating) explanation for sexual arousal, wet dreams, and AM erections, made up a totally fake academic cover, and sent a writeup of this explanation to the ghost blog which, in turn, took the bait hook line and sinker. (Am I still en metaphor? OK, good, I think so.)

You must visit her blog post and read the details and explore the link.

Brilliant! I will sleep easy tonight.


  1. #1 ABM
    August 23, 2009

    I don’t know if you can “Sokol-ize” a publication which is not an ostensibly respected academic journal. I peg “Haunted America” as being on par with moon landing hoax websites and Time Cube. *Of course* they believe the most outrageous nonsense, so it’s pretty much guaranteed they’ll love something about ghost erections written by a Guam-trained homeopath.

  2. #2 MadScientist
    August 23, 2009

    Thanks for the tip – I’ll check it out. 🙂 Karen’s a pretty good writer.

  3. #3 MadScientist
    August 23, 2009

    Oh, since that’s Alan Sokal, shouldn’t it be “Sokalized” as in your comment on Karen’s blog?

  4. #4 Greg Laden
    August 23, 2009

    ABM: I don’t think so. If respectability is a criterion, then how can anything be soked? Being easily soked is not a sign of respectability. Also, someone respect the haunted web site, probably. And they may not be a lot nuttier than the people who religiously read and respect Social Text. Not that I have an opinion on that or anything. (I’ve only read one article from taht journal! …)