What do you think about when you hear the word “Brazil”? Does it conjure up pictures of beautiful beaches, buxom models, and tropical drinks? Or does your mind immediately go to darker places: Terry Gilliam’s nightmarish visions of bureaucracy gone mad, the slums of Rio de Janeiro, the torture of a Brazilian wax, or poor Eduardo Saverin?
Because, let’s face it, Brazil can kind of be a scary place. Especially since the country’s version of Candid Camera apparently involves terrifying the every-loving shit out of hapless victims who use their elevators, as exemplified in this YouTube video that has been making the rounds?
A haunting mystery is unfolding in Toms River, New Jersey: Did Josue Chinchilla and Michele Callan flee the 3-bedroom ranch they rented at the corner of Terrance and Lowell to get away from malevolent spirits that fly in the night? Or were they running from the more prosaic demons that haunt every empty pocket book?
Mr. Chinchilla and his fiancee, Ms. Callan, told the Asbury Park Press that they took Ms. Callan’s two children and fled the home one chill March night around 1 a.m.–just a week after moving in. The pair claim they and their children were terrified by a litany of classically vague ghostly visitations:
On the same day that one Times real estate reporter wrote that the office market appears to have bottomed out, another argued pretty much the exact opposite.
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This guy is canvassing outside the Colorado Convention Center for some kind of Halloween-related voter turnout drive called trick or vote. Kind of an unfortunate choice of costume though, all things considered.