The psychologist says that her efforts stem from her own childhood experiences, and she’s out to discover whether or not the imaginary friends that so many kids have are actually the spirits of the dead instead. She’s even written a book, Kids Who See Ghosts: How to Guide Them Through Fear, about it.
(Sometimes I wonder what my parents were thinking, letting an eight year old girl read a book about spontaneous human combustion. Maybe they didn't notice, or maybe they were just happy that I read books at all. Certainly I doubt they realized that I was both compelled to read it, and suffering from nightmares where I woke up with half my body burnt and reduced to ash.)
I can believe that Elvis Presley faked his own death. Although I think the possibility is unlikely. Let's be honest, surely anyone who wanted to fake their own death would leave a better fake death behind than "died while pooping."
Something like, "died while rescuing a kitten from a tree" or even "died quietly in his sleep." Something with a little dignity, you know? Something better than the existing story, which is that he was found approximately 10 hours after his likely death, face down in a puddle of vomit on his bathroom floor, with his pants around his ankles. That's just sad.
Here are the facts: something happened to shut down Xiaoshan Airport. To quote CNN, "Eighteen flights were delayed or rerouted and operations shut down after twinkling lights were spotted above the terminal around 9 p.m. July 7." Some people thought it was a private aircraft which had gone astray. Others thought it was something military - an experimental aircraft, perhaps, or who knows what.
What CNN describes as "twinkling lights" has been described by other sources as "a glowing object hovering in the afternoon sky."
Clutter propagates in the dark, it creeps in on little cat feet, and can even destroy lives. Philip K. Dick coined the term "kipple" in his novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
"Kipple is useless objects, like junk mail or match folders after you use the last match or gum wrappers or yesterday's homeopape. When nobody's around, kipple reproduces itself. For instance, if you go to bed leaving any kipple around your apartment, when you wake up the next morning there's twice as much of it. It always gets more and more."