Appropriately at this time of the year, Arnold Jansen op de Haar looks at ghost old and new.
Young women can now freeze their ovaries so that they can be used by the time they are around forty, according to Dr Sherman Silber from the fertility clinic in St Louis, Missouri. ‘Trick or treat?’ as children would say when travelling from house to house at Halloween.
I can imagine the text for a personal ad: ‘Attractive woman with frozen ovaries is looking for similar type man with frozen sperm.’
Halloween comes from Hallow-e’en, or All Hallows Eve, All Saints Eve (31 October), the evening before All Saints. The Celts believed that on this day, the ghosts of dead people came back to earth to claim a living body for the coming year.
Dr Silber provides the solution. He freezes the ghost, only to release it twenty years on.
Who else has seen ghosts? Find out from the Holland Park Press website.