CRAIG CONLEY (Prof. Oddfellow) is recognized by Encarta as “America’s most creative and diligent scholar of letters, words and punctuation.” He has been called a “language fanatic” by Page Six gossip columnist Cindy Adams, a “cult hero” by Publisher’s Weekly, and “a true Renaissance man of the modern era, diving headfirst into comprehensive, open-minded study of realms obscured or merely obscure” by Clint Marsh. An eccentric scholar, Conley’s ideas are often decades ahead of their time. He invented the concept of the “virtual pet” in 1980, fifteen years before the debut of the popular “Tamagotchi” in Japan. His virtual pet, actually a rare flower, still thrives and has reached an incomprehensible size. Conley’s website is OneLetterWords.com.
We hereby share, with some trepidation, our discovery of three actual ghosts trapped within The Oregana yearbook of the Univeristy of Oregon, 1920. Note how the figure on the left is floating out of the frame, the strange lean in her posture giving away the fact that she is incorporeal. And note how the figure in the middle has no face, while the figure on the right has only black eyeholes. Old books can be full of ghosts, without question. Be careful where you go. For invaluable tips on how to tap into the occult power of old yearbooks, see How to Hoodoo Hack a Yearbook.