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It takes all sorts to make a world and some on the fringes of life often turn up on daytime TV. And so El Reg was fascinated by the story of Amethyst Realm, who dumped a human in the, er, physical realm to become a ghostbuster banger. Realm, a 27-year-old spiritual guidance consultant, told her tale of the lucky stiffs to …


  1. Paul 75

    Nick Cave's Dead Man in my Bed, or perhaps even Stone Temple Pilot's Dead and Bloated :-)

    There must be so many songs for this!

    1. Korev Silver badge

      Or anything by Stiff Little Fingers

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Interesting take on mast***ation

    Most original take on self-pleasuring. Almost as lonely as using mechanical toys. In fact lonelier.

    1. TitterYeNot

      Re: Interesting take on mast***ation

      Yes, if said apparition is of the stereotypical moaning ghost wrapped in chains variety, this is known as 'clanking'...

      1. Len Goddard

        Re: Interesting take on mast***ation

        Clanking chains - you mean we can have spectral bondage as well!!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Of all the things that are happening in the world at the moment, this is what the ITV's premier daytime show thinks is important.

    What a waste of air.

    1. Richard 81

      Daytime TV is always fluff like this though. It least this is less harmful to one's health than watching Jeremy Kyle.

    2. Ken Hagan Gold badge

      Re: a waste of air

      Not at all. One of the reasons that the other things are happening is that so many of our species can self-delude to this extent. Treat daytime TV as a documentary review of humanity and you'll be better prepared for the idiots when you meet them in real life.

    3. fajensen Silver badge

      I’d say this was the Best news item of the entire week.

  4. EddieD

    A wide choice

    Obviously Spirituals would be first choice, and most Boy/Girl bands would be okay too as it's mainly ghostwritten. Sling in "Bela Lugosi's Dead", some White Zombie, and any Death Metal.

    Quite a lot of choice.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: A wide choice

      +1 Bela Lugosi's Dead

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge

        Re: A wide choice

        Any track from The Beatles "Rubber Soul" album

    2. FreddDagg01

      Re: A wide choice

      So why not *Joan Crawford (Has Risen From The Grave)"?

      It rocks out, and always makes me giggle at the same time.

      1. TRT Silver badge

        Re: A wide choice

        A cover of that one from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes... How did it go now? Something about gem stones? Ah yes, Amethyst's a ghoul's best friend.

      2. wayward4now
        Paris Hilton

        Re: A wide choice

        So why not *Joan Crawford (Has Risen From The Grave)"?

        She might take a clothes hanger to your naughty ass, instead of a good time!

    3. Andrew 6

      Re: A wide choice

      How about Powerwolf - "Resurrection by erection"? Quite an entertaining track

  5. frank ly Silver badge

    You Take My Self Control

    I, I love among the creatures of the night .......etc.

  6. smudge Silver badge

    Things That Go Hump In The Night

    Allstars, 2001, apparently - and in the first Scooby-Doo movie.

    OK, I'll admit I changed one letter...

  7. Andytug

    "Invisible Man" - Queen

    "Something Inside So Strong" - Labie Siffre

    "Ghost Love Score" - Nightwish

    "Give Up The Ghost" - Radiohead

    "Sleeping With Ghosts" - Placebo


  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I wait for Ken Munro to test it for vulnerabilities

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      I'm waiting for some sort of licensing being required by some VC backed company. I guess the lawyers haven't become involved yet if for no other reason than them being blood-sucking undead.

    2. CrazyOldCatMan Silver badge

      Genesis - Dancing with the moonlit knight

      Genesis - Unquiet slumbers for the sleepers

      Iluvatar - The final stroke

      IQ - The other side

      Japan - Ghosts

      Kaipa - Screwed-upness

      Marillion - Out of this world

      Pink Floyd - The great gig in the sky

      Pink Floyd - In the flesh?

      The Specials - Ghost Town

      Steve Hackett - Spectral mornings

      Steve Hackett - In another life

      Steve Hackett - The ballad of the decomposing

      (Steve's always good for an odd song-title. His music was described by my wife as "lots of notes in the wrong places"..)

      Steve Hackett - Love song for a vampire

      Unitopia - Suffocation

      Unitopia - Not human any more

      (Observant readers may notice a slight prog tinge to my choices..)

  9. Semtex451 Silver badge

    So was she..

    to die for?

  10. hopkinse
    IT Angle


    Is The Register now a sister publication to the Daily Star?

    1. Richard 81

      Re: WTF???

      Is this your first time here? I guess you've not seen the Bootnotes sections before.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: WTF???

      You won't find devops in the star or tits in devops.

      1. WolfFan Silver badge

        Re: WTF???

        You won't find devops in the star or tits in devops.

        Trust me, there are lots of tits in devops.

    3. John Brown (no body) Silver badge

      Re: WTF???

      "Is The Register now a sister publication to the Daily Star?"

      It's taken you nearly 6 years to find the Bootnotes section?

  11. hplasm Silver badge

    First excuse...

    What's this goo on the bed!?!

    Er, ectoplasm...

  12. Sam Therapy

    Alice Cooper - Cold Ethyl.

  13. Bucky 2

    How do I join?

    What kind of drugs do I have to take so that I, too, can participate in ghost sex? For example, in "Sausage Party," you could see into the 4th dimension by doing bath salts.

    1. DropBear Silver badge

      Re: How do I join?

      Any, as long as it's an overdose. So I'm not quite sure it's worth it...

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Clearly on the spirits.

    Spirit in the sky (song recommendation)

  15. smudge Silver badge

    If she got knocked up, then it really would be a phantom pregnancy.

    1. m0rt Silver badge

      I genuinely laughed out loud.

  16. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Sneaky Bat Machine's "Boneshaker" comes to mind...

  17. malle-herbert Silver badge

    Who you gonna call ?

    Ghostboinkers !

    1. Mark 85 Silver badge

      Re: Who you gonna call ?

      You best hurry up and register that title. I suspect there's a movie in this.

  18. ukgnome Silver badge

    The only issue I have with ghosts - Well I say only.

    Why are ghosts usually "seen" wearing clothing? It's not like your clothes die when you do.

    1. Semtex451 Silver badge

      It's true, my clothes died years ago but I'm still wearing them.

      1. Morten_T

        >>It's true, my clothes died years ago but I'm still wearing them.

        My clothes aren't dead - they just smell that way :D

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      So you're a naked ghost kinda guy? A free spirit.

  19. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Stop it!

    You're giving me the willies!

  20. Proud Father

    Unchained Melody

  21. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    There is an Australian song which I'm not going to repeat here. His name was Jack.

  22. Phil O'Sophical Silver badge

    So would this be

    Fiends with benefits?

  23. Ugotta B. Kiddingme

    A Little Piece of Heaven

    by Avenged Sevenfold


  24. Voyna i Mor Silver badge

    Kubla Khan

    Not a song but the reference is obvious.

    "A savage place, as lonely and enchanted/as e'er beneath a waning moon was haunted/by woman wailing for her demon lover."

    (AIUI, Catholic doctrine says that all dead people are either in heaven, hell or purgatory. So there are no ghosts. Anything that appears to be a ghost, therefore, must be a demon. In this case, an incubus.

    She's lucky really. In the 17th century the equivalent of the Jeremy Kyle show was a quick trial in front of a witchfinder followed by burning at the stake. Nowadays, that's reserved for Celebrity Big Brother.)

    1. Hollerithevo Silver badge

      Re: Kubla Khan

      Or Succubus. Come back. Lost Girl (TV series)!

      1. Voyna i Mor Silver badge

        Re: Kubla Khan - Or Succubus. Come back. Lost Girl (TV series)!

        Are you suggesting that not only is she claiming to have sex with ghosts, she's claiming to have sex with lesbian ghosts?

        My mind is boggling even more.


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