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Letter to the Editor
Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 8:57 p.m.

I am writing in reference to the article “Ghost hunt tees off at Brackenridge Heights Golf Course” (Oct. 20).

It upsets me that the Freeport-based Paranormal Research Team and the owners of the Tables on the Green restaurant think it is OK to sell tickets to the public and talk about their findings regarding the ghost of a young boy on the fourth hole of the country club.

Do they realize that this young man has four living siblings in the area? Do they realize this boy's mother passed away recently and his brother-in-law also died tragically this year?

Did they ever think about this boy's living family members? They have dealt with a lot already and now they have to hear that their brother is a ghost haunting the golf course — please! My mother-in-law, Doris Ottavianni, was a waitress at the country club for 43 years before her passing and never once did she mention anything about Terry's ghost.

Please, if you need a story about a ghost, look for one with no living family. Then you can pull out your Ghostbuster toys and have your fun. I hope this one really haunts you — you owe this family an apology.

Paula Frantz


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