Who Ya Gonna Call?

5:15 PM -- It seems that even in election time, the Associated Press is desperate for news:

    NEW YORK - Something strange going on in your neighborhood? You may want to give Brooklyn Ghost Investigations a call. For $20 an hour, the group of self-proclaimed paranormal investigators offers to go to your house to help chase away whatever goes bump in the night.

Yeah, but what if the "something strange in my neighborhood" is the Brooklyn Ghost Investigators?

    "When I was 10 years old, I started to see things — spirits and ghosts," said Sal Cicconi, 27, who formed the group with two other Brooklynites.

    The group, which claims to have honed its spooky craft by watching such TV shows as "Ghost Hunters" and "Paranormal State," has one client...

Yes, and I learned how to be a doctor from watching ER.

    Cicconi and another member of the group, Sergio Ocasio, 20, went to the man's house and waited until 3 a.m. to catch a glimpse of the ghosts.

While they waited they told scary stories, braided each other's hair, and even got up the nerve to prank call a cute boy.

    He said they used a homemade Ouija board — often used in seances to supposedly talk to the dead (or undead) — to coax the bogeymen to leave. But it didn't work.

That's why you always go with the name-brand Ouija boards.

    "Sometimes, spirits are afraid to talk or to show themselves to us," Cicconi explained.

As am I, Sal. As am I.

— Red Panda, Light Reading

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