Market Basket Promises Shoppers Its Stores Are ‘Ghost-Free’ After Sightings

iStock.com/Igor Ovsyannykov
iStock.com/Igor Ovsyannykov

When you're out shopping to stock your fridge, the last thing you want is ectoplasmic goo on your produce. Visitors to Market Basket, a chain of grocery stores with 79 locations throughout New England, got reassurance their trips would be free of any supernatural interruptions this week after a spokesperson told The Boston Globe that their stores were "ghost-free."

The comment was made in the wake of a social media posting by a customer who insisted that a woman wearing Victorian-era clothing had been seen floating around a store in Wilmington, Massachusetts. The Facebook notice drew other comments from people who claimed to have seen the ghost "near the frozen peas," and one resident even said a similar-sounding apparition used to wander her nearby home.

The store denies any such paranormal activity. "As far as we know all of our stores are ghost-free," Justine Griffin, a Market Basket representative, told the Globe. "But if there's anything to it, she's probably attracted to our Victorian-era prices."

This is not the first time a food market has been suspected of harboring spirits. In November 2017, a grocery store in Sansom Park, Texas captured an eerie, ethereal image on a security camera. Shoppers at Pike Place Market in Seattle have also reported apparitions. Part of that market was once the site of a mortuary.

[h/t Boston.com]

This Outdoor Lantern Will Keep Mosquitoes Away—No Bug Spray Necessary

Thermacell, Amazon
Thermacell, Amazon

With summer comes outdoor activities, and with those activities come mosquito bites. If you're one of the unlucky people who seem to attract the insects, you may be tempted to lock yourself inside for the rest of the season. But you don't have to choose between comfort and having a cocktail on the porch, because this lamp from Thermacell ($25) keeps outdoor spaces mosquito-free without the mess of bug spray.

The device looks like an ordinary lantern you would display on a patio, but it works like bug repellent. When it's turned on, a fuel cartridge in the center provides the heat needed to activate a repellent mat on top of the lamp. Once activated, the repellent in the mat creates a 15-by-15-foot bubble of protection that repels any mosquitos nearby, making it a great option for camping trips, days by the pool, and backyard barbecues.

Mosquito repellent lantern.

Unlike some other mosquito repellents, this lantern is clean, safe, and scent-free. It also provides light like a real lamp, so you can keep pests away without ruining your backyard's ambience.

The Thermacell mosquito repellent lantern is now available on Amazon. If you've already suffered your first mosquito bites of the summer, here's some insight into why that itch can be so excruciating.

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Cracking Open the History of Unsolved Mysteries

Robert Stack hosts the original Unsolved Mysteries.
Robert Stack hosts the original Unsolved Mysteries.
NBC

With his steely glare and trademark trench coat, Robert Stack took viewers on a journey through tales of true crime, alien abductions, amnesia, and lost loves. It was Unsolved Mysteries, and on this week’s episode of "Throwback," host Erin McCarthy is taking us down some dark alleys to discover the origin of this classic 1990s series that’s being rebooted on Netflix. Join us.

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