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I-A-B Poll Time: Do You Believe In Ghosts? [POLL]

OK, I-A-B… true story…

Yesterday, around 9PM, Lady Fancy and I were having a conversation about the “spirit world” and supernatural powers, and people who can talk to dead people because of a TV show we were watching–something on Dateline or 20/20–who remembers.

Anyway, we had a pretty long conversation about it–maybe 45 minutes.

Next morning, on my way to the office–I noticed that the metal thing that holds firewood by my fireplace was moved perfectly from the side of the fireplace hearth (the flat brick landing in front of the opening) to the center. I was freaked out, but I left it like that because I wanted to show Lady Fancy later that day and ask her if she moved it. Later that day, when I showed it to her to ask her if she moved it–IT WAS MOVED BACK TO THE SIDE OF THE HEARTH.

Now it was just me and Fancypup in the house when this happened. Fancypup weighs 12 pounds, this metal thing that had a full bundle of firewood in it weighs at least 40 pounds. I”ve thought of every possible scenario and I can”t think of anything other than something like a ghost or spirit that moved it. Lady Fancy says it”s because we were talking about ghosts and spirits the night before.

So the question is: Do you believe in ghosts, spirits and other supernatural things and if so, please explain.

PS: No, Lady Fancy, myself or Fancypup were not drinking.

I, Fancylad, may have had a supernatural encounter–yes, on Halloween. Help make sense of this. This ever happen to you?

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61 Responses to I-A-B Poll Time: Do You Believe In Ghosts? [POLL]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 11:35 am
    Link: I-A-B Poll Time: Do You Believe In Ghosts? - I, Fancylad, may have had a supernatural encounter--yes, on Halloween. Help make sense of this. This ever happen to you?
  2. Profile photo of DamnSamn
    DamnSamn Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 11:43 am
    I WANT TO BELIEVE
  3. Profile photo of irunfast86
    irunfast86 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 11:49 am
    Lady fancy has been moving it drat with your mind. "A man may shoot you in the head but, a woman will make you want to shoot yourself in the head" - me
  4. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 11:58 am
    Just because you can`t think of another scenario doesn`t therefore mean a supernatural event.
  5. Profile photo of Kalimata
    Kalimata Male 30-39
    661 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    I think that given all that we are learning about the universe and quantum physics, I`m not about to discount anything. Spooky action at a distance anyone?
  6. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm
    Otto, irun: Nobody was in the house except me and Fancypup when this happened. And it`s in a remote part of the house where you just wouldn`t walk near it. I`m all for trying to explain this--I don`t want anything ruining my property value.
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    superofdoom Male 18-29
    20 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    people still believe in ghosts? wow
  8. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    No. I`m all for fallacy of memory though.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:13 pm
    i had some stuff in my house go from the other side of the room, doors closed, (i never close some doors in my house) i called a psychic medium and she said it was the previous owner of the house, she knew alot that no one else (or at least a few people) could have known, where things were hidden. we found a door underneath the crawl space burried under concrete which we had no idea was there. the whole time i was like this is bs, but this was un explainable
  10. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:15 pm
    With all the ghost chasers and technology running rampant nowadays, don`t you think this argument would be proven by now if there was really something there to prove?
  11. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18835 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm
    superofdoom, maybe the term ghost or spirit is the wrong word, but something moved a cast-iron basket filled with firewood back and forth.

    Not sure what you`d call that.
  12. Profile photo of Otto67
    Otto67 Male 40-49
    438 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 12:17 pm
    Fancy, I am not saying it is not weird or creepy, but at this point it is unexplained, not supernatural. You are making an unwarrented conclusion.
  13. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm
    Dissociative identity disorder,after years of dealing with internet bs fancy`s mental state has finally snapped and his mind created another personality to deal with it. This separate identity, whom I will dub the fancytroll, is now trying take over as the dominant personality through series of inane pranks in the hopes that fancylad will break down into a catatonic state allowing him to take over and turn IAB into a website dedicated to celebrity gossip.

    Hey it`s just as realistic an explanation as ghosts.
  14. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:25 pm
    @Fancy, your experience is reminiscent of the events that preceded the formation of religion.

    My advice: Start your own religion based on this event of unknown (to you) method.
  15. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    Raccoon.
  16. Profile photo of QueenZira
    QueenZira Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    I believe in spirits and an afterlife, that`s not foreign to me at all, and I wouldn`t rush to call someone crazy if they ever told me they had an experience either.

    "There are more things in Heaven and Earth Horatio than are provided for in your philosophy."

    And maybe it`s just me, but I`ve always promised myself that if I was ever in a similar situation I`d try friendly conversation. After all, they were alive once too right? I`d bet they`d be thrilled just to be treated normally again.

    It just feels like the right way to keep peace between the worlds, for the betterment of everyone involved. *shrugs* YMMV.
  17. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Just because we didn`t see it happen, and can`t think of a natural cause of some event, doesn`t mean there isn`t one. Our minds play tricks on us sometimes.

    The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
    - Richard P. Feynman
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    antagonizer Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:55 pm
    Stupid question. We all know if you say Biggie Smalls three times in the mirror he comes back from the dead to try and kill you.
  19. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:58 pm
    Just because we didn`t see it happen, and can`t think of a natural cause of some event, doesn`t mean there isn`t one.
    Preach, brotha, preach.
  20. Profile photo of Trillian42
    Trillian42 Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm
    Anomalies
  21. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    I dont believe, but I am not close minded. There is no such thing as "supernatural" only "Nature" and "things about nature we havent been able to explain yet".
  22. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    November 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    I don`t believe in ghosts, but I`m pretty sure everyone has a soul, an inner spirit.
  23. Profile photo of peakingo
    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 1:36 pm
    there should be another option. Having seen something that appeared to be a ghost but I just don`t believe in ghosts.

    I`ve seen what people might consider a ghost experience, but personally believe they don`t happen and it must of been something else.
  24. Profile photo of Pinkminx22
    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm
    I don`t know if I believe or not, however I have experienced some pretty unexplainable spooky poo before...
  25. Profile photo of madduck
    madduck Female 50-59
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    November 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm
    I am quite sure that people have seen or experienced weird stuff, some of this is/was explainable - there may be things we either will never be able to explain or things that we do not yet knoe how to explain. To jump from that to the idea that these are- what- souls-spirits, dead humans in other words is a huge leap with nothing to back it up.
  26. Profile photo of superofdoom
    superofdoom Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    I had a bike and i left it outside for a couple of hours, then it was gone. Spooky :-O
  27. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 2:28 pm
    Two weeks ago I was on the PC, there was a loud "clunk" in the bathroom. I turned to see what the cat had done this time, but she was sleeping on her cat-perch. (Well, awake now, ears up! But obviously was asleep when the clunk occured)

    So I go see what the noise might have been: a back-scrubber had fallen into the bathtub. How did a flat object fall off a flat surface?
    Unless you can explain it? I file it under: Weird but True!

    A few days later my toothbrush fell into the sink in similar circumstances. BUT it may have been resting on an angle against the toothpaste, which provides a possible explaination and thus is "Weird but Explainable"

    There is more to this reality than we (currently) can explain.
  28. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
    3727 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    @5cats: give me 5 minutes and a bottle of superglue and I promise you, NOTHING will move in your bathroom!

    @ Fancy: it`s time for you to leave the "spice" alone.
  29. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm
    [quote">Spooky action at a distance anyone?[/quote">
    @Kalimata: I love "non-locality"! It proves that there`s something we cannot explain AT ALL (yet!). But it exists!

    [quote">Dissociative identity disorder...[/quote">
    @El_Chinche: That`s a distinct possibility & explains many `supernatural` things. BUT that would mean this sort of thing happens to @FancyLad (or @FancyLady if she has it) a LOT! A WHOLE LOT! Not just once in a while, eh?

    @zombunny: Raccoons? LOLZ! @FancyPup would drive them away, right @FancyLad?

    @QueenZira: You got the quote right, it`s a classic line! (I paraphrased it)

    Charles Fort - one of my heros!
    Fortean Times - Still going strong!
  30. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    32823 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 2:43 pm
    D`OH! (botched post below!)

    @lostinkorea: Um, thanks? lolz!

    Honestly: I`m at a completel loss in explaining how that darn brush fell. (only because the cat has an alibi!)
  31. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
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    November 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    People still burn firewood?
  32. Profile photo of markust123
    markust123 Male 40-49
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    November 1, 2012 at 3:09 pm
    When I was eighteen my friend told me about this ghost (Nona) that her family used to contact through an Ouija Board. We brought it to my house and into my bedroom. We put on a spooky Pink Floyd song and tried to contact her. After asking to speak with her Tami said, "Are you there Nona?" The little piece we were holding slid to No. We both screamed, "You did that!". Then we screamed, "No I didn`t!" at each other. We threw the board on the ground and ran out of the house. From the time we did that weird things started happening in the house.
  33. Profile photo of superofdoom
    superofdoom Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm
    usually dumb people believe in ghost, so that makes sense
  35. Profile photo of burbclaver
    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm
    I lived in a townhouse with neighbors who always wanted to believe something spooky was happening. One day they seemed all shaken saying that during the night they had heard footsteps coming up the stairs, then a jar of coins started to rattle on the bedside table. I asked them what tim ethat happened. I then explained that I couldn`t sleep and went to make a cup of tea for my wife and I. I walked upstairs with the two cups and had to close the bedroom door with my foot, which unfortunately slammed. This vibration rattled the coins. My neighbors seemed disappointed.
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm
    Seen plenty in my time..
  37. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 4:09 pm
    I was hoping when I saw this post it would lead to people posting alleged proof in the form of photos and videos.
  38. Profile photo of HolyGod
    HolyGod Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    I need an additional option.

    Believe in what people consider ghosts, but think they are something other than dead people.

    There is some interesting parallel universe science that shows ghosts may be the residual energy of a different plane of existence crossing onto ours.
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    xoxnameless Female 18-29
    208 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    I believe that the energy we put out as humans has the potential to linger after death, but I don`t believe there are any intentionally-acting spirits.
  40. Profile photo of zombunny
    zombunny Female 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    RACCOON.
  41. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    November 1, 2012 at 8:47 pm
    I was standing waiting to make myself a coffee at work one day. The way the office was laid out & where I was standing, there was *no* way anyone could come up behind me without me knowing. While I was waiting, a man (he sounded middle aged) said in my ear: "What`s up ?" I could hear it clear as day & it was so close, I could feel breath on my ear...exactly like someone had spoken to me from very close next to me. I turned around to answer but there was no one there &, like I mentioned, no way anyone could have walked up to me (or away) without me seeing. I`ve had a few other weird things happen since then but to this day, I cannot explain someone or thing talking out loud in my ear without me seeing them!
  42. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
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    November 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    I don`t believe in the supernatural. I do however believe fully in the succeptibility of the human brain to the power of suggestion, under the right circumstances.
  43. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
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    November 1, 2012 at 10:09 pm
    epiphany:
    A trick of "throwing your voice" is to learn how to raise the volume of a casual greeting without sounding like you`re calling or yelling, and then address someone from some distance away. Done skillfully, the victim will be baffled as to who said hello. Is there a chance you have a trickster at work who might have pulled that off?
  44. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    November 1, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    I seem to hear children giggling every time I touch myself.
  45. Profile photo of epiphany101
    epiphany101 Female 30-39
    512 posts
    November 2, 2012 at 12:29 am
    Carmium: at the time, we only had two men working there who would have fit the age profile & neither of them were in the office at the time. The office was key-card entry only, so no one could get in from off the street (I worked in a big newspaper). And the voice wasn`t one I recognised - it wasn`t anyone I worked with. I also *felt* it...it truly felt like someone was standing right there. I could feel air on my ear as whatever or whomever it was spoke. I could feel someone standing there (you know how you can sense someone next to you without seeing them?). I honestly thought there was someone there at the time, hence why I turned round. It was also very directional - it was in my left ear. I didn`t hear it with my right. And the closest person sitting near me was quite a distance away. If they could throw their voice they would have to be extremely skilful...not only being able to convincingly alter the gender & apparent age of their voice but also to create pressure near m
  46. Profile photo of ferdyfred
    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    November 2, 2012 at 12:32 am
    I work the night shift in a Victorian building, and
    I and the other three guys Im with have had countless weird things go on, air lines going off on there own, lights coming on and off, doors slamming, shouting from nowhere, the best was when we was all in the canteen celebrating a birthday, and one of the damn tables skittered across the room
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2012 at 12:36 am
    epiphany101
    My partner had the same, she works long hours and often when every one else has gone home, she came home one evening, and swore someone said ``where to`` loudly in her ear, odd stuff indeed
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2012 at 12:38 am
    Solvent
    ``I seem to hear children giggling every time I touch myself.``
    as quoted by Jimmy Savile
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2012 at 12:42 am
    superofdoom
    Nicked by a troll I guess
  50. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
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    November 2, 2012 at 1:35 am
    @markust: Things like that are why I`ve avoided the Ouija-board! I read Tarot cards with frightening accuracy, so I avoid doing that too! Far to scary.

    @cobrakiller: I`d post a picture of my brush laying in the bathtub, but I doubt it`s be acceptable as "proof" :-)

    @epiphany: There`s brain-state in between awake and asleep that can cause what you`ve described. Sometimes called "waking dreams" they can seem 100% real, but like dreams they`re bizarre!
    I cannot say this is "for sure" what happened, just offering a possible solution.

    @davymid: Are you suggesting I pushed the brush into the tub... with the power of my brain!?!
    <lolz!>

    @Solvent: you need to lower the volume while watching your kiddie-p0rn, eh?
  51. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
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    November 2, 2012 at 3:06 am
    If ghosts are the best explanation you can come up with for the unexplained then you must have a very limited imagination.
  52. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    November 2, 2012 at 6:47 am
    I don`t believe, but I`d love to know why, from time to time, we hear someone walking up our staircase.

    "I seem to hear children giggling every time I touch myself." -Solvent

    Try closing the curtains.
  53. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2012 at 7:12 am
    The funny thing about supernatural belief, is that with a more scientific, analytical education, less men believe in ghosts than women, while more men than women believe in aliens.
  54. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2012 at 7:12 am
    @Vimto: Houses are made of wood; wood shrinks and swells.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6959 posts
    November 2, 2012 at 8:03 am
    This may provide a few hints.

    Fancy, what is more likely, that the order of the universe was suspended to move your fire-dog a couple of feet or that you moved it and forgot? After all, brain parasites are a real thing and ghosts aren`t. Not saying you have brain parasites but you should maybe get it checked.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    November 2, 2012 at 8:05 am
    patchgrabber

    Maybe the anal probe aspect strikes more of a chord in men?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    November 2, 2012 at 8:49 am
    I ain`t fraid of no ghosts!!
  58. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    November 2, 2012 at 9:35 am
    Maybe the anal probe aspect strikes more of a chord in men?
    If that were the case I`d assume you`d see it in more artsy educations as well, because that threat is (ostensibly) relevant to all men.
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    TheGuySmiley Male 18-29
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    November 3, 2012 at 10:27 am
    this is all that matters
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    txanimeluva Female 18-29
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    February 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    I do, in a way.

    I do believe there is "ghosts and/or Angels"
    BUT the hole Ghost Hunters show they play on TV and most "ghost hunting shows" are fake and try and make all ghosts look bad.
    Not all ghosts are bad and want to hurt us, some are "angels"

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