Ongoing History Daily: The computer possessed by the ghost of Kurt Cobain

Here’s a weird ghost story just in time for Halloween. I’ll give you the facts and you can decide whether or not you want to believe it.

Gemma Franks was a bar manager in Essex, England. One night, she turned on her Compaq Presario laptop computer—yes, this was a while ago—and was suddenly confronted with an image of Kurt Cobain. He looked at her and said, “Give us a kiss, love.”

Gemma was a little stunned and before she could say or do anything, disappeared.

A week later, the same thing happened: “Give us a kiss, love.” Then Kurt looked at her and said “Help me.” So Gemma gave the screen a big smooch–and Kurt disappeared.

Gemma then took the computer into the shop, thinking that it had some kind of virus. When the technicians couldn’t find anything wrong, Gemma brought in a paranormal expert who launched an exorcism. And after sprinkling holy water on the computer, it refused to boot up at all. I wonder why.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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