Back in the early days of television, “ghosting” was what happened when a double image appeared on the screen. To law enforcement, “ghosting” means identity theft. A computer repair person might use “ghosting” to restore your hard drive.
In Verona, it means that bag of candy that got left on your doorstep last night, along with a semi-ominous note instructing you to put candy and a note on someone else’s stoop ASAP. The earliest reference to Halloween ghosting that I found on the Internet was 2006, though it’s anybody’s guess how it got started or why we need more candy for a holiday that already generates quite a lot. Whatever the reason, the ghosting seems to have started even earlier this year in Verona than last.
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