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The Ghost Who Had To Go

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Perhaps it is only natural that the restless dead seek out restrooms. That is all we can think thanks to Buffalo ghost raconteur Mason Winfield's haunted history pub crawls in the Allentown district, which we were delighted to recount in Gusto.

When Mason visits Fat Bob's he tells of a ghost in the Fat Bob's men's room.

And we keep thinking about that ghost in the billowy red dress who is seen going into the men's room at Founding Fathers.

Hey, a ghost's gotta go like anyone else, right? No, Winfield says. He says that because the building is so old, the men's room used to be something else, or maybe she is even going into a long-gone door in a long-gone building that used to stand on this site.

Hold it right there, we say, no pun intended.

We think that the ghost is the manifestation of the resentful energies of women who, packed into Founding Fathers during the Allentown Art Festival or the St. Patrick's Day Parade, were forced to use the men's room because the ladies' room was too crowded.

Could that be the case?

Mason laughed.

"I might use that," he said.

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