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The Phantom Chorus Of North Fremont

By master · December 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Last night I made my late-night run to Marketime for some chocolate when I noticed a particular sound in the air. It sounded like a chorus of some kind and they were singing what seemed to be holiday songs. And it sounded close-by.

I was on Evanston walking North and no matter where I went, the sound of the chorus was equally strong, be it at 41st or 44th. As I headed over the Fremont Ave. and the market, the sound didn’t dissipate at all.

I thought maybe it was coming from the Abbey but upon further inspection that place was silent. I continued to make my way back and heard the chorus yet again. My instinct told me it was coming from the elementary school but I can’t be certain. At any given moment it sounded like it was coming from all four directions.

So I have come to two conclusions…

1. There is a phantom chorus that haunts North Fremont. Throughout December, it appears and puts on a spectral show of delight for the Fremonsters of today just like it did when they were still alive in 1885.  What happened to this old timey chorus, no one knows…

2. There was some kind of choral show or practice I didn’t know about.

Anyone want to take a side on this one? Otherwise, I’m going to spend every night hunting the chorus ghosts with an infrared camera and EMF detector until I get my answer.

Update: Sounds like it was the Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship, which features choirs signing as it makes its way across Puget Sound.  Very cool, but I still like the ghost theory better… (H/T: McLean & Tracy)

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