That time a docent refused to take her groups into a specific wing because “there’s a ghost in there who harasses her during tours.” She insisted that I bring in professionals to address the issue.
Not exactly sure who she expected me to call…
We took her off of tours and assigned her to the welcome desk full time…where she proceeded to warn visitors away from the wing she believed to be haunted. I wasn’t allowed to dismiss her or tell her she was being bat-shit crazy because she’s the wife of a Board Member. (Museum Politics are real, yo.) So now she’s assigned to some behind the scenes busywork where she doesn’t have to interact with/terrify visitors. And so far there are have been no reports of ghosts in the copy room.
Ed: I don’t believe in ghosts but this happens All. The. Time.