In the most-excellent 1984 Action Comedy classic Ghostbusters said busters of ghosts discover the building where Venkman's possessed girlfriend lives is not what it seems. The building's girders are cold riveted with solid cores of shielded Selenium .325 and the building's ironwork extends down through fifty feet of bedrock to touch the water table. This all leads Ray Stanz, as played by Dan Aykroyd, to theorize that 'The architect was either an authentic whacko or a certified genius. The whole building is like a huge antenna for pulling in and concentrating psychokinetic energy.' (1)
In the suburb of Civic, Canberra's Central Business District, we have a merry-go-round. It began operating in Canberra's Petrie Plaza in 1974 but originally started life in Melbourne in 1914. According to this website the fifty two hand carved wooden horses and two elephants were specially imported from Germany while the twisted brass upright poles came from Scotland.
By chance I happened to ride the merry-go-round with theBoy. He was on a horse and I was next to him. As we rode I couldn't but help notice the occult-themed horror of the back of the horses with strange terrifying creatures carved into the saddles. I took this photo from horseback with my loaner iPhone.
So there you go. In the centre of Canberra is a occult-infused merry-go-round. A device that spins around with its supernaturally-tinged horses going up and down as their child riders laugh with carefree glee all too unaware that their life essences are being greedily supped as they grip on to the "Scottish Poles". I presume that once the creepy carousel has had its psychic fill that it will then split space-time asunder and allow creatures too horrible for the human mind to behold let alone comprehend to wiggle, worm and crawl into our reality to begin feeding.
I haven't been this concerned about item-based malign supernatural influences since that time we stayed in the hotel with the giant fuck-off Satan heads in raised relief emblazoned on the eldritch-appearing bedside lamps that were lit up in the dark by the greenish glow of the beside clock.
So if you do ride the Civic-located merry-go-round I suggest wearing gloves lest your vital life source is sapped to fuel the dimensional rift and spawn horde creator.
It's the only common sense thing to do!
That all being said it was totally awesome to ride on a merry-go-round with theBoy.
(1) For that and other awesome moments see the movie or read the script!