The following is a guest post by my long-time friend Christine Verstraete, whose blog is the Candid Canine. I’ve been trying to get her to share a guest post here for a while now. (We met over 10 years ago through our fiction writing and quickly discovered we gravitated towards the macabre not only in our work, but in many things. It was the first of many “pod sister” revelations.) She finally found just the right thing to write about, something up my alley not only because it involves the paranormal but also my other love: food! Bon appetit!
The first indication that something unusual might be going on began when Louis Davila and Manny Palos were remodeling part of the former bus depot building at 2311 Roosevelt Rd., Kenosha, Wisc., for their new restaurant, Hot Rod Dogs.
First, they came in and found the wooden beam they’d left standing upright against a wall now in a different position—but it didn’t look like it had simply fallen.
The remodeling done, they put up photos and car-related art on the main wall. The next day they came in and found one of the pictures on the floor. The same picture, and only that one, fell several times until they attached it with four, instead of two, picture frame holders.
The most unusual thing didn’t become evident until Palos later looked at one of the photos taken during the remodeling. The photo of part of the wall now in the kitchen area shows an unexplained round image. (See top right of photo. Another couple light spots seem to be next to it.) The image doesn’t appear in any of the photos taken before or after.
Something else is visible in one of the photos from their grand opening in late June. In this photo of the men (Palos at left, Davila at right), you see another unexplained blue circle/orb visible in front of Palos.
Take a closer look. What do you see? (See close-up.)
While no other photos have shown any unusual phenomena so far, the men reported that they have had trouble regulating some of the equipment. The fryer, for one, seems to change temperature for no reason, despite their setting it at a certain level.
So does a resident ghost have a taste for hot dogs? You decide.
* (See Hot Rod Dogs on Facebook.)
(Note: None of the photos have been altered except to reduce or crop them for publishing online.) – C. Verstraete.