The title sounds like the start of a joke, doesn’t it? “Why do ghosts like spaghetti so much?”
Trouble is, I don’t have a killer punchline. Heck, forget it being killer. I simply have no punchline period!
This is not the first spaghetti joint I’ve heard of with ghosts in the sauce. Examples:
- When I was publishing articles on HauntJaunts.net the site (for the brief month I did so), Norma Jean Lippert wrote an article called “Dining with Ghosts in Houston.” It was about the ghosts that haunt the Spaghetti Warehouse in downtown Houston. I was reminded of that piece when I was doing some research for the Haunted Places issue of Destinations Travel Magazine and I came across the Spaghetti Warehouse Ghost Hunt Lock-In offered by Discover Houston Tours.
- There was another restaurant that served spaghetti I came across a while back. I thought I had noted it or bookmarked it, but I didn’t. It had information about it’s ghost on it’s site. Fat lot of good me telling you this does without a name or a link, though!
- Then there was Julie’s post.
OTHER REPORTEDLY HAUNTED SPAGHETTI RESTAURANTS
- Spaghetti Warehouse in San Antonio, Texas
- The Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown, Vancouver, B.C. (For more info see Ghost Lounge’s post on it.)
Why do ghosts seem to favor spaghetti restaurants? Is it the bread? The pasta? The ambiance? The fact so many are located in old buildings in historic districts?
I don’t know, but it’s kind of fun. I left a comment on Julie’s post about the fond memories I have of eating at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Denver. And the first short story I ever won was called “Grandma Jo’s Alligator Honeymoon,” which was inspired by a dinner my husband and I took my Gram to at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Phoenix.
There’s an Old Spaghetti Factory here in Nashville too we like to go to when we can. It’s smaller than either Phoenix’s or Denver’s, but it’s got the old-timey charm and (my personal fave) the trolley in the middle! But does it have ghosts? Hmmm…I’ll be sure to ask next time we go.
What about you? Do you have any spaghetti restaurants where you live? Are they haunted?