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Spooky Ghost Van
#776717 May 25th 2021 5:07 pm
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I was sure I would have told you guys this, but I searched all around here, and I can't find any reference to the story.
So here goes...

Back in the summer of 2019, I was surfing F-book, and a buddy of mine had asked his sister if she wanted to go see Willie Nelson with him.
She said "she wasn't really into country music", which made me butt in and say that Willie was a legend and transcends genres.
So my buddy asked me to go with him instead. LOL
He bought the tickets, and I agreed to drive us out there, and pay for parking and food.

It was Willie's Outlaw Music Festival deal, so it was one of those all day events.
We decided ahead of time that we'd get there about half way through.

When the date came, I figured it would be fun to take the van, as my buddy had never seen it.
He likes my quirky stuff anyway, so it was the perfect kind of ride for a day of fun.
I drove over to pick him up (about 45 minutes), then we went the rest of the way over to the venue (about another hour or so).
We got there, pulled into the parking lot, and found a spot right near the entrance right away (parking was free).
It was just before 5:00pm when we got there, and it was about 92* outside.
We hopped out, locked the van, and went on in.

The show was great, and even though it was an outdoor venue, it never got uncomfortable as we were in the shade and they had a lot of fans to move the air around.
We stayed the rest of the show, which was over just after 11:00pm or so.

When we went back out to the van, I unlocked my door, opened it, and got hit with a wave of cold air.
I hit the unlock button, and when he opened his door, he said, "What the hell? That's cold!"
I laughed and said, "Yeah, what's that about? Was somebody using the van's A/C while we were gone?
(The van only has the stock dash A/C.)
He said, "I don't know, but it feels good. How long were we here? Five or six hours? It's been in the low 90s the whole time and we were parked in the sun. How does that even happen?"
We laughed about it, went and got some food, then I took him home and then went on home myself.

Later, when he was telling his sister on F-book what a great show she missed, he mentioned that she also missed a spooky ghost van that stayed cold like a walk-in-freezer while we were there.
LOL

The odd thing was...
About two months later, it did it again.
Me and my son went out to take it to the library, and it was cold inside when we opened it up.
It had been sitting overnight this time.

I told my buddy about that second time and he said he'd like to try and figure out how/why it was doing that, and that it sure was spooky.

Maybe in another life it was an ice-cream truck?
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Rusty_Pancelode #776719 May 25th 2021 5:21 pm
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The ghost will go away if you ask him to chip in for some gas


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Rusty; I'm worried about you. Do you think it's the " Grape Kool=Aid " ? If we have the intervention for you ; I believe it's best you don't wear your Jester Hat lol

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Rusty_Pancelode #776753 May 26th 2021 12:44 pm
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I would name the ghost and thank him/her for the free a/c


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Lee7673 #776757 May 26th 2021 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by pontiac59
The ghost will go away if you ask him to chip in for some gas

I'm not sure I want him to go away, but I'm pretty sure you're right.
lol

Originally Posted by SDMickey
Rusty; I'm worried about you. Do you think it's the " Grape Kool=Aid " ? If we have the intervention for you ; I believe it's best you don't wear your Jester Hat lol

I wish you could have been there (either time).
It was really weird.
I'll wear my jester hat whenever I want.
lol

Originally Posted by Lee7673
I would name the ghost and thank him/her for the free a/c

That might be what I'll do... I surely can't complain.
lol


I'm curious as to what happened, but can't figure what it could have been.
The van is white (obviously, as it's the van in my signature), it has fiberglass batting crammed in every nook and cranny (previous owner did that, not me), and I've got the A/C working pretty darn good on an R134a conversion.

Those are the only contributing factors I can think of, but I don't really know how it would stay that cool for several hours on hot days.
If it did it all the time, I might understand, but it's intermittent.

At least I've got two witnesses...
Otherwise, I might not believe it myself.
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Rusty_Pancelode #776763 May 26th 2021 10:03 pm
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Did they drink the " Grape Kool-Aid " as well ? lol

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Rusty_Pancelode #776767 May 26th 2021 10:32 pm
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Ghost of the dead hooker the previous owner hauled around in there. lol

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kursed #776771 May 26th 2021 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by SDMickey
Did they drink the " Grape Kool-Aid " as well ? lol

I'm more of a fruit punch or orange guy myself.
lol


Originally Posted by kursed
Ghost of the dead hooker the previous owner hauled around in there. lol

That may be the real answer!
Actually, that makes about as much sense as anything else.
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Rusty_Pancelode #776775 May 26th 2021 11:40 pm
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Originally Posted by Rusty_Pancelode
It was just before 5:00pm when we got there, and it was about 92* outside.
We hopped out, locked the van, and went on in.

The show was great, and even though it was an outdoor venue, it never got uncomfortable as we were in the shade and they had a lot of fans to move the air around.
We stayed the rest of the show, which was over just after 11:00pm or so.

What if a hot pc of crap relit in the manifold and the van started back up and dieseled for 6 hrs and quit about 11pm. lol


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Rusty_Pancelode #776777 May 27th 2021 1:43 am
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lol
Well, something had to happen.
I can't imagine that it just stayed cool like a cooler for that long.

There has to be a logical explanation, but the only thing I can figure is that it's an abomination of thermodynamics.
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