by David Cardillo, DDNP Staff
It is sometimes hard to distinguish fact from fiction, and in the case of the young lady who apparently married a ghost, this seems to fall into that sort of category. The Wilmington Democrat, on January 12, 1901, related a tale from Oklahoma about a young lady, Bessie Brown, who married a ghost. They moved into their own house, which Bessie furnished with her own money. People passing by the house reported hearing sounds of two people talking and laughing.
Of interest is the fact that the psychology tools of the time showed no indication of insanity, that Bessie Brown was in control of her faculties and behaved normally, save for the fact that her husband was of an ethereal condition. Her parents seemed accepting and supportive of Bessie and their spectral son-in-law, thereby proving that at least some ghost stories can have happy endings.