Respectful Insolence

File this under the “You Learn Something New Every Day” category. Apparently, ghosts can be horny little buggers, and a “ghostbuster” named Syed Abdullah Alattas, founder and chief investigator of Seekers Malaysia, has been investigating:

GHOSTS have sex. This is the claim of Syed Abdullah Alattas, founder and chief investigator of Seekers Malaysia.

“We are doing research to find out their habits, behaviour, how they have sex and such,” he said.

Syed Abdullah said some texts on religion also mentioned naughty and randy ghosts. Dressed in a red T-shirt, a black leather vest and leather gloves and looking more like a well-heeled Mat Rempit rather than a ghost-buster, he bubbled with enthusiasm when discussing apparitions.

Personally, I’m having a hard time visualizing this. After all, if ghosts are not corporeal, how in the world could they “do it”?

My favorite quote, though, is here:

On his ghostly experiences, he said: “Some of it is so weird that I cannot tell you about it. It might also be dangerous for me.” He did not elaborate.

A “weird phenomenon”, he said, was when one hears sounds never heard before or when one gets extremely cold for a second or two for no apparent reason or when one smells something never smelt before.

“You can feel it. Just because you cannot see it, doesn’t mean a ghost is not there.”

To which I would retort: Just because you can feel it doesn’t mean that a ghost is there. I guess he wasn’t kidding when he said that ghost hunting is “40% scientific and 60% spiritual,” except that it’s more like 1% scientific (if that) and 99% hokum.

Comments

  1. #1 Koray
    October 10, 2006

    Come on! Haven’t you seen the scene in Ghostbusters where a lady ghost was undoing Dan Aykroyd’s pants while he was lying on his bed? Ghosts do exist and they do have sex!

  2. #2 Jenny
    October 10, 2006

    ROFL! Oh my goodness I wish I had that much time on my hands!!! ;)

  3. #3 Ruth
    October 10, 2006

    And let’s not forget incubi and succubi-

  4. #4 Orac
    October 10, 2006

    Aren’t incubi and succubi demons of some sort and not ghosts?

  5. #5 Mekei
    October 10, 2006

    Ooooooh, so that’s why ghosts moan…Cool.

  6. #6 Mark
    October 10, 2006

    I presume the guy was saying that ghosts have sex with each other. I wonder what the offspring are. Surely not another ghost. Don’t you have to have been alive at one time in order to become a ghost?

  7. #7 zuma
    October 10, 2006

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  8. #8 coturnix
    October 10, 2006

    I thought sex required friction…

  9. #9 kyle
    October 10, 2006

    Come on! Haven’t you seen the scene in Ghostbusters where a lady ghost was undoing Dan Aykroyd’s pants while he was lying on his bed? Ghosts do exist and they do have sex!

    That only happened in his dream.

  10. #10 Babbler
    October 10, 2006

    That only happened in his dream.

    That when they get you!

  11. #11 Graculus
    October 10, 2006

    1% scientific (if that) and 99% hokum.

    Not anymore (I hate to get all serious), but there is actually a real, scientific explaination for at least many “hauntings”.

    Infrasound

    The effects are very real, it’s the interpretation of the cause that are “hokum”.

  12. #12 The Keymaster
    October 10, 2006
  13. #13 Stogoe
    October 10, 2006

    “There is no Dana, only Zuul”

    Funny enough, the ghost hummer was supposed to be in the movie but got folded into the montage because of time and ‘decency’.

    …Yes, I have watched the commentary. More than once.

  14. #14 Luxie P.
    October 11, 2006

    I think there are genuine, scientifically based paranormal researchers out there. And I don’t necessesarily think that everything in the world can be explained through science (or science, at our current level of understanding).

    Most of this, however, is just wishful thinking, heh.

  15. #15 kai
    October 12, 2006

    “Ah sorry, I thought you said goats!”

  16. #16 Ktesibios
    October 12, 2006

    Nothing new here. Tales of the sexual appetites of ghosts have been part of ghost folklore since ancient Greece.

    But then, Greek mythology is full of tales of Olympian gods who just couldn’t resist having it off with the odd mortal.

    Nonexistent beings seem to make a handy canvas on which to project our own hangups and anxieities.

  17. #17 Mustafa Mond, FCD
    October 16, 2006

    Woman becomes consecrated virgin in rare Catholic ritual


    The ceremony in East Aurora was a revival of one of the church’s oldest rituals. It’s available only to virgins, who agree to abstain from sex so they can dedicate their lives to Jesus Christ.