A headless ghost

Superstition rarely stands in the way of the extension of postal accommodation or convenience; but a case of the kind which recently occurred in the west of Ireland is mentioned by the Postmaster-General in his report issued yesterday.

Application was made for the erection of a wall letter-box, and authority had been granted for setting it up; but when arrangements came to be made for providing for the collection of letters, no one could be found to undertake the duty, in consequence of a general belief among the poorer people in the neighbourhood that, at that particular spot, “a ghost went out nightly on parade.”

The ghost was stated to be a large white turkey without a head.

The Edinburgh Evening News, September 8, 1876.

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