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Blazingphoenix (Blazingphoenix)
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After seeing an old friend he hadn't seen in years, Albert immediately called a priest to his house to get rid of the ghosts that were there. Why?
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Any .. er... supranatural elements involved?

Is Albert HAM? Alive? Same questions for his friend.
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Ghosts = literal ghosts?
Or figurative ghosts? Bad memories? Past misdeeds?
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was his friend a ghost?
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Did he really see his friend? Or did he see a picture of his friend? See something that reminded him of his friend? See someone who looked like his friend?
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Any .. er... supranatural elements involved? Suprisingly, no.

Is Albert HAM? Alive? Same questions for his friend. Yes to all

Ghosts = literal ghosts? Yes
Or figurative ghosts? Bad memories? Past misdeeds? So no to these

was his friend a ghost? No

Did he really see his friend? Saw in person and spoke to, yes. Or did he see a picture of his friend? See something that reminded him of his friend? See someone who looked like his friend? So no to rest
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Hang on... how come that there are literal ghosts involved yet there are no supranatural elements?

Did seeing his friend remind Albert of the ghosts?
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Are the ghosts indeed pictures, statues or puppets depicting ghosts? Computer games relevant? Roleplaying?

Is the priest HAM? Christian?

Location relevant? Era?
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did his friend use to live in his house and told him it was haunted?
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Hang on... how come that there are literal ghosts involved yet there are no supranatural elements? He thinks there are real ghosts, but...

Did seeing his friend remind Albert of the ghosts? No

Are the ghosts indeed pictures, statues or puppets depicting ghosts? Computer games relevant? Roleplaying? No. Albert suspects real ghosts, but...

Is the priest HAM? Christian? Yes/yes/yes and any religion that involves exorcism.

Location relevant? Nope Era? Well, 20 and 21st work best

did his friend use to live in his house and told him it was haunted? Nope
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So there are no ghosts, but he thinks there are? What do we need to know about Albert's friend? What do we need to know about Albert's house?
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Does his friend (say? do? show him?) something making him suspect he has ghosts? Does his friend believe in ghosts? Or is his friend trying to trick him? Relevant? Has Albert experienced something in the house, and the (sight of? conversation with?) his friend made him conclude that it was caused by ghosts?
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So there are no ghosts, but he thinks there are? Correct! What do we need to know about Albert's friend? Good question! However, to tell you would be a givaway What do we need to know about Albert's house? Nothing, really

Does his friend (say? this do? show him?) something making him suspect he has ghosts? Does his friend believe in ghosts? irrel. Or is his friend trying to trick him? No Relevant? Just that he's being serious in what he's saying Has Albert experienced something in the house yesish, and the (sight of? conversation with?This one) his friend made him conclude that it was caused by ghosts?
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Had someone died in the house? Under unusual circumstances? Did the friend tell him this? Carbon monoxide poisoning relevant? Other hallucinations relevant? Medical conditions? Does the friend say anything about ghosts? Or anything having to do with ghosts?
Is the friend speaking the truth? Relevant?
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Location relevant? Era? Profession of Albert? Of his friend? Type of house?

Does the friend have some experience with the house? Maybe lived there himself? Built it? Planned it? Or does he have experience with similar houses?
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Title relevant?

Was his friend talking about something that "can't naturally happen", but Albert thought it had happened in his house?
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Had someone died in the house? Under unusual circumstances? Did the friend tell him this? Carbon monoxide poisoning relevant? Other hallucinations relevant? Medical conditions? Does the friend say anything about ghosts? Or anything having to do with ghosts? No to all
Is the friend speaking the truth? Yes Relevant? What he said is

Location relevant? Yesish Era? No Profession of Albert? No Of his friend? Yes! Uh oh, looks like it'll be a quickie Type of house? No

Does the friend have some experience with the house? Maybe lived there himself? Built it? Planned it? Or does he have experience with similar houses? no to all

Title relevant? Not at all

Was his friend talking about something that "can't naturally happen", but Albert thought it had happened in his house? No
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Was the profession of his friend...(forgive me Noel again)
* Artistic / musical / writer
* Banking / financial / real estate
* Clerical / Administrative
* Computer related / Hardware
* Construction / Craftsman
* Criminal / Questionable Repute
* Education / Academic Research
* Entertainment / Media
* Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
* Executive / Management
* Hospitality / Travel
* Legal Services
* Manufacturing / Distributions
* Medical / Health Services
* Politics / Government / Military
* Sales / Marketing
* Technical / Science / Engineering
* Teaching / Child care
* Transportation
* Food Service
* Other
?
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Was the profession of his friend...(forgive me Noel again)
* Artistic / musical / writer
* Banking / financial / real estate
* Clerical / Administrative
* Computer related / Hardware
* Construction / Craftsman
* Criminal / Questionable Repute
* Education / Academic Research
* Entertainment / Media
* Environmental / Outdoors / Nature
* Executive / Management
* Hospitality / Travel
* Legal Services
* Manufacturing / Distributions
* Medical / Health Services This one
* Politics / Government / Military
* Sales / Marketing
* Technical / Science / Engineering
* Teaching / Child care
* Transportation
* Food Service
* Other
?

Should be a snap now, folks!
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Is the friend a psychiatrist? Psychologist?
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Did Albert consider the possibility of ghosts before speaking to his friend? Did he talk to his friend for the purpose of finding out whether some other explanation of something he experienced was probable/possible?
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Did he just want a priest in his house? and the ghost were more of a pretense?
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Is the friend a psychiatrist? Psychologist?No to both

Did Albert consider the possibility of ghosts before speaking to his friend? No Did he talk to his friend for the purpose of finding out whether some other explanation of something he experienced was probable/possible? Yope, beware of FA

Did he just want a priest in his house? To get rid of his ghosts, yes but not just to have him there and the ghost were more of a pretense? He thought there were real ghosts, so they were not a pretense
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Is a play on words relevant? A homonym? Did the friend say something that he wrongly interpreted as being about ghosts?
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Is a play on words relevant?no A homonym? Yes Did the friend say something that he wrongly interpreted as being about ghosts? Yes!
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Did he say "spirit"?
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Did he say "spirit"? No
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So the friend said something about a ghost? His friend is a doctor? Did Albert ask his friend something to which he replied "go sit" and it sounded like ghost?
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So the friend said something about a ghost? No His friend is a doctor? Yes Did Albert ask his friend something to which he replied "go sit" and it sounded like ghost? No, but OTRT

Put this puzzle out of its short misery!
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what does otrt mean?
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what does otrt mean? On The Right Track
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Was Albert hard of hearing? Was that the reason he misunderstood his doctor friend?
Was Albert diagnosed with a medical problem?
Did his doctor friend say something that sounded like:
Ghoul?
Specter?
Ghost?
Spirit?
Zombie?
Undead?
Skeleton?

Did he say, "You have a boo boo?"
Did he say, "It's not a tumuh!"
Did he say, "Turn your head and cough?"
Did he say, "Bert, you have a hernia," and Albert heard, "You have an Ernie?" And poor old Ernie having died from overexposure to self-tanner just last year?
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Did he say something that sounded like
"soul"?
"dead"?
"haunted"?
"apparition"?
"genie"?
"wraith"?
"possessed"?
"dead"?
"devil"?
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Was Albert hard of hearing? No Was that the reason he misunderstood his doctor friend? No
Was Albert diagnosed with a medical problem? Nope
Did his doctor friend say something that sounded like:
Ghoul?
Specter?
Ghost?
Spirit?
Zombie?
Undead?
Skeleton? None of these

Did he say, "You have a boo boo?"
Did he say, "It's not a tumuh!"
Did he say, "Turn your head and cough?"
Did he say, "Bert, you have a hernia," and Albert heard, "You have an Ernie?" And poor old Ernie having died from overexposure to self-tanner just last year? None of these either, sadly

Did he say something that sounded like
"soul"?
"dead"?
"haunted"?
"apparition"?
"genie"?
"wraith"?
"possessed"?
"dead"?
"devil"? And none of these either, either. Don't over-think it! ;p
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Did the Doctor say something like "I'd recommend exercising" and Albert took this as exorcising?
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Ha! That must be it. Good one.
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Did the Doctor say something like "I'd recommend exercising" and Albert took this as exorcising? Correct!

Ha! That must be it. Good one. I had thought so... ;p


**********SPOILER***************

Poor old Albert was feeling under the weather, so he went to the doctor's office to get checked out. It just so happens that his good old friend was the doctor that he saw.
"Doc, I just moved to this area, and I've been feeling really ill and lethargic lately. Any advice?"
"Well," Doc replies, "It sounds like you may need to excersise!"
Poor Al thinks that he's ill because ghosts are haunting his house, so he calls the priest. Only after he pays the man for the job does he realize what Doc really meant.

Thank you everyone for your questions, and Peter for solving! Big star to you! I hope you liked the puzzle. My next one should be out in a bit! :P
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Oh, and the title is quoted from my friend, who, while watching Silent Hill, always says "Noooo! The Darkness!" when the sirens go off, the darkness comes, and the Ghost/Zombie/Demon-baby-thingies come out.

(I was recently told it's also from Charlie the Unicorn, but we won't go there...;) )

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