A Very Unconvincing Liar Tells Police a Ghost Beat His Wife Up

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Last week, police were called the Wisconsin home of Michael West and his wife Rebecca in response to a domestic disturbance. When they got there, they found an upset Rebecca, who was "crying very hard and was bleeding out of her nose." She told the cops that her husband had punched her and strangled her until she lost her vision, after they'd had a fight about money.

When police asked Michael for his version of events, he first said that his wife had fallen and injured her face. But then, when they pressed him about how she got the marks on her neck, he decided an abrupt change of story was in order. And so he came out with what must have been the most logical explanation he could think of: "A ghost did it." Sure, why not? I can't tell you how many times I've just been walking along, minding my own business, when a ghost comes out of nowhere and starts strangling me... Naturally, the police didn't fall for his tall tale, and he was promptly arrested.

Wisconsin man says ghost beat his wife [NYDN]

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RaisedByHeathens Orange Meanie-Pants

Now I think we're being far too harsh on this poor man- I don't know if anybody here has ever seen the harrowing documentary "Poltergeist", but frankly a bloody nose is practically unscathed. I mean, this man or his wife could have been sucked into their VERY OWN TELEVISION SET. Before convicting this man in the court of public opinion, have authorities checked to see if their house is built on an ancient Indian burial ground? Have kids in the neighborhood every used the basement or yard to conduct childish but ultimately powerful satanic spells from the local libraries Necronomicon? Don't rush to judgement without all the facts people.