Share This Page

Ghost-hunting story insensitive

| 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

Harrison

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.