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

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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]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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22 Creepy Cryptids From Around the World

Belgian painter Pieter Dirkx's interpretation of the Mongolian death worm.
Belgian painter Pieter Dirkx's interpretation of the Mongolian death worm.

According to Merriam-Webster, a cryptid is an animal "that has been claimed to exist but never proven to exist." But as Bigfoot believers and Loch Ness Monster enthusiasts are often quick to point out, it’s pretty difficult to prove that something doesn’t exist. Plus, it’s much more fun to indulge in the idea that giant sea monsters and hairy humanoids are roaming the uncharted corners of the planet.

On this episode of The List Show, Mental Floss editor-in-chief Erin McCarthy is taking viewers across time and space to unearth legends about lesser-known monsters that, again, haven’t been proven to not exist. Take the Mongolian death worm, a lamprey-like nightmare that supposedly lives in the Gobi Desert and radiates a poison so strong that you could die just by standing near it. If you’re an ill-behaved child or a Catholic who scarfs down steak every Friday during Lent, watch out for the Rougarou, a Louisiana-based werewolf that sniffs out those two demographics.

Learn about more fearsome, fascinating cryptids of all kinds in the video below, and subscribe to the Mental Floss YouTube channel for future episodes of The List Show.