She had a Theory of Ghosts

Dr. Melisandra Kalamaras made her name with a series of cultural criticism on the vengeful ghost phenomenon, writing at one point in the Journal of Relativistic Physics that “the vengeful ghost, therefore, is a manifestation of collective societal guilt, which overall remains largely impotent and futile, in that the ghost merely must be laid to rest by—literally and figuratively—burying the remains of the victimized soul. In this way, the collective consciousness absolves itself of its crimes with only a fictitious sense of atonement, allowing itself to repeat the error with no appreciable growth or change.” Dr. Kalamaras herself was haunted by a former undergraduate who’d thrown himself of the 215 overpass during Memorial Day traffic. She claimed she never knew him.

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