Haunted McD’s?

I am a tad obsessed with ruined buildings from old castles to ruined warehouses, anything I can get inside and take crazy pictures of. It’s better if it’s untouched, the ones that are turned into an exhibit loose the appeal.

What I started to wonder about the other day was: why are all the haunted places always old prisons and mental institutions? Are McDonalds and Walmarts ever haunted? Granted they aren’t as old as most prisons but then people have still died at these places, is it that everyone is just too embarrassed to haunt an Arby’s?

I figure if I died in a Target (which is a possibility with all the time I spend there) it wouldn’t be all that glamorous to try to freak out the customers, I’d just rather do that while I’m alive. Then again, it would be more comfortable since it has heating and bedding. Do ghosts need bedding? Does everyone get to haunt the place they died or is it only those who were killed?

Apparently this question is a lot more complicated than I had imagined. I will have to research this more.


  1. Amanda

    October 28, 2008 at 1:11 am

    You’ve given me much to think about

  2. kapgar

    October 28, 2008 at 7:31 am

    Haunted by the spirits of those who died of artery hardening? Yep, I can believe it.

  3. Robin

    October 28, 2008 at 7:55 am

    @Amanda – Learn you will.
    @kapgar – That an bad taste 😀

  4. crystal

    October 28, 2008 at 8:55 am

    I want to haunt a Wendy’s, and I’ll cause all sorts of trouble unless they leave me an offering of a Spicy Chicken combo (no lettuce or tomatoes, extra mayo) every night.

    I’m dead, I don’t care about the unhealthiness of it at that point.

  5. Maureen

    October 28, 2008 at 10:28 am

    I was talking to a carny one day, a couple years ago, while my kids were running with her kids through the fun house that she was manning (it was unlimited ride day at our town festival & no one was there for some reason).

    Anyway, she lives in New Orleans during the off-season (this was a couple years ago – I wonder how she fared through Katrina, now that I think about it), in a house that’s purported to be haunted. She also does ‘Haunted New Orleans’ tours.

    I was telling her how I’m not sure if I believe in ghosts, but if I do, I’m kind of scared of them. She told me that most often spirits go to the place where they were happiest in their lives, not necessarily the place where they died. So if the spirit is where you are, they are most likely happy, but somehow still clinging to this world.

    I’m not sure if that made me feel much better, though.

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