P1090083 A dybbuk in a historical Jewish neighborhood
A dybbuk we met on the tour of haunted places of Vilnius (my family's birthday present to me). A dybbuk is a Jewish ghost that, unlike Christian ghosts, does not roam the Earth, but seeks to attach itself to someone else's body. This one was sitting in a little courtyard in the historical Jewish neighborhood of Vilnius. As one can see, this one occupied a decidedly modern body clad in jeans and white socks.
Our tour guide said this was our chance to ask him any question we really want to hear an answer to, and he'd answer in a super-secret language of gestures that the guide alone understands. (She has studied it for many years.) No one wanted to go first, so she ventured a question: "Will I be able to go on a very important trip this year?" The dybbuk made a flying gesture with his hand. "He says I'll go on a plane trip," the guide explained. I'm glad her years of learning didn't go to waste.
Here is a picture of this courtyard in daylight.
And here are E, R, and Ray 6 years later in the same courtyard.
Here is my blog post about the ghost tour.