Grocery shopping at Market Basket in Wilmington, Massachusetts, goes spooky when a worker claims to have seen a ghost from the Victorian era.
The incident immediately spread in a community of shoppers on Facebook.
The Victorian Ghost
Christiana Bush, who was stationed at the bakery section of the shop, said the ghost was wearing a Victorian nightgown and hair cap. She claimed the sighting occurred at the frozen food aisle.
Bush said the ghost appeared sad and angry. It immediately went out of sight and nowhere to be found. She took her paranormal experience to a Facebook group to ask if anyone else have had the same experience.
The post attracted a lot of attention that it soon became viral online. Some people claimed they have seen something ghostly inside the store, while others were skeptical.
"I had no idea it was going to blow up," Bush said. "I mean I just posted a random status on Facebook saying, 'Hey has anyone seen a ghost' because I just wanted to connect with people."
The Market Basket ghost story also caught the attention of Cong. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts.
Apparently a ghost is haunting the Wilmington Market Basket... I thought I only needed to worry about witches and ghouls in #Salem! https://t.co/Mfu78krRwG— TeamMoulton (@teammoulton) March 24, 2019
Shoppers Are Safe
Market Basket spokesperson Justine Griffin dismissed the notion that there was a ghost lurking in their store. Instead, she thinks it was just a frugal shopper who was attracted to their prices.
"As far as we know all of our stores are ghost-free. But if there's anything to it, she's probably attracted to our Victorian-era prices," Griffin said.
Facebook users threw comedic speculations about the incident on a local TV network's page.
One person said the store staff should kick the ghost out if she is not buying anything. Another commenter said she is likely to see a ghost whenever she sees how high the prices are.
Being a non-believer herself, Bush said she would want the ghost to come back so they can have a conversation.