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12th Jun '17 5:10:39 PM PaulA
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* There are likely enough ghostly encounters in various Country songs to make a TV series out of.
** These range from the somewhat malevolent ''Ghost Riders In The Sky'' (the Johnny Cash version), to the friendly ghost of Country Music legend Hank Williams.
** There are two versions of the song ''The Ride''. The old version has the ghost of Hank Williams as the driver. The newer version has the ghost of Dale Earnhardt as the driver.
** Another popular song is ''Phantom 309'', by Red Sovine, which features the ghost of "Big Joe" (as well as that of the truck, itself), who gives the passenger a dime (the cost of a cup of coffee when the song was made). The story goes that Big Joe crashed his rig (said to be the fastest on the road) in order to avoid hitting a school bus full of children. His ghost sometimes returns to that stretch of road to give hitchhikers a ride to the truck stop.
*** "Big Joe" makes an appearance in a more recent song ''Big Joe, Red Sovine, and Phantom 309'', in which the ghost of Big Joe can't figure out how to operate a modern payphone that lack a coin slot (instead requiring a credit or calling card) and is met by the singer. The singer then invites Joe to join him for lunch and pays for the both of them. Joe's ghost thanks the singer and leaves, saying that his "friend, Red" is waiting for him out in the truck. It doesn't dawn on the singer until later that he has had an encounter with Big Joe and that the "friend" is likely Red Sovine, the singer of the original song.
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12th Jun '17 5:09:43 PM PaulA
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* A lot of cryptozoological documentaries end with a moody shot of the supposed monster's habitat. Perhaps they're hoping for a RealLife version of this?
12th Jun '17 5:04:14 PM PaulA
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* There's a ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]]'' story where Donald and Daisy have to seek shelter at a spooky castle whose owner turns out to be a vampire. This is revealed to be part of an elaborate commercial that was being shot at the castle, but when Donald asks him how he managed all those crazy "tricks" for the camera like floating in mid-air, the count states that they weren't tricks. Donald takes this to be a joke, but the last panel shows that he really wasn't kidding.



* There's a ''[[ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse Donald Duck]]'' story where Donald and Daisy have to seek shelter at a spooky castle whose owner turns out to be a vampire. This is revealed to be part of an elaborate commercial that was being shot at the castle, but when Donald asks him how he managed all those crazy "tricks" for the camera like floating in mid-air, the count states that they weren't tricks. Donald takes this to be a joke, but the last panel shows that he really wasn't kidding.



* An interesting case in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' : Luna Lovegood mentions Nargles, which Hermione and Harry consider to be a fictional creature, even in the wizard world...until we see the Daily Prophet mentioning it.



* ''Film/TheRapture'': At first it seems like Sharon's beliefs are destructive and misplaced, causing a terrible tragedy. [[spoiler: Then they get confirmed at the end of the film.]]



* ''Film/TheRapture'': At first it seems like Sharon's beliefs are destructive and misplaced, causing a terrible tragedy. [[spoiler: Then they get confirmed at the end of the film.]]
* An interesting case in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' : Luna Lovegood mentions Nargles, which Hermione and Harry consider to be a fictional creature, even in the wizard world...until we see the Daily Prophet mentioning it.



* In the Literature/JudgeDee novel ''The Chinese Gold Murders'' the ghost of Dee's murdered predecessor as district magistrate is supposed to be haunting the tribunal but it turns out to be the [[spoiler: dead man's twin brother looking for clues]]. All explained rationally. Until the judge asks how the 'ghost' managed to look transparent when Dee saw him at the temple - only to find the faux ghost was never at the temple.



* In the Stephen King story ''Literature/SecretWindowSecretGarden'' (collected in ''Literature/FourPastMidnight'') after Mort dies and Amy digs through his belongings, she finds Shooter's hat. When she returns there's a note inside from Shooter telling her that he's gone back to Mississippi. She wonders whether [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Shooter came to life in some form]].



* In the Literature/JudgeDee novel ''The Chinese Gold Murders'' the ghost of Dee's murdered predecessor as district magistrate is supposed to be haunting the tribunal but it turns out to be the [[spoiler: dead man's twin brother looking for clues]]. All explained rationally. Until the judge asks how the 'ghost' managed to look transparent when Dee saw him at the temple - only to find the faux ghost was never at the temple.
* In the Stephen King story ''Literature/SecretWindowSecretGarden'' (collected in ''Literature/FourPastMidnight'') after Mort dies and Amy digs through his belongings, she finds Shooter's hat. When she returns there's a note inside from Shooter telling her that he's gone back to Mississippi. She wonders whether [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Shooter came to life in some form]].



* This happens in some versions of ''Theatre/RubyMoon''. Two actors play all the characters throughout, then it's gradually revealed they are doing this in-universe, and are (at least partially) aware of it; the script implies their missing daughter never existed in the first place, and the dolls of her simply made them convince themelves she was real. Lights down, curtain... and then she is heard singing her ditty one last time.



* This happens in some versions of ''Theatre/RubyMoon''. Two actors play all the characters throughout, then it's gradually revealed they are doing this in-universe, and are (at least partially) aware of it; the script implies their missing daughter never existed in the first place, and the dolls of her simply made them convince themelves she was real. Lights down, curtain... and then she is heard singing her ditty one last time.
12th Jun '17 6:59:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the Stephen King story ''Literature/SecretWindowSecretGarden'' (collected in ''Literature/FourPastMidnight'') after Mort dies and Amy digs through his belongings, she finds Shooter's hat. When she returns there's a note inside from Shooter telling her that he's gone back to Mississippi. She wonders whether [[NotSoImaginaryFriend Shooter came to life in some form]].
16th May '17 11:39:30 PM Eddy1215
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** In "Robot of Nottingham", Clara has the Doctor take her to the time where Robin Hood existed, despite the Doctor saying that Robin Hood was merely a legend. Deciding to prove it, the Doctor took her to the era...and came face to face with Robin Hood. Throughout the remainder of the episode, the Doctor tried to find proof that Robin Hood wasn't real. Upon learning of the presence of robots, the Doctor became convinced that they used the legend of Robin Hood to create a HopeBringer for the peasants as part of their ruse...until the Sheriff pointed out the impracticalness of creating an enemy that could ruin their plans. Upon learning that the future would believe [[ShroudedInMyth he was only a myth]], Robin was okay with that.

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** In "Robot of Nottingham", Clara has the Doctor take her to the time where Robin Hood existed, despite the Doctor saying that Robin Hood was merely a legend. Deciding to prove it, the Doctor took her to the era...and came face to face with Robin Hood. Throughout the remainder of the episode, the Doctor tried to find proof that Robin Hood wasn't real. Upon learning of the presence of robots, the Doctor became convinced that they used the legend of Robin Hood to create a HopeBringer for the peasants as part of their ruse...[[VillainHasAPoint until the Sheriff pointed out the impracticalness of creating an enemy that could ruin their plans.plans]]. Upon learning that the future would believe [[ShroudedInMyth he was only a myth]], Robin was okay with that.
19th Apr '17 11:09:22 AM Eddy1215
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* A non-supernatural example from ''Series//ThatsSoRaven.'' Raven has a vision that the high school's new janitor is "undercover," and guesses that he's actually a scout from "Undercover Superstar," a ShowWithinAShow that uses spies to discover talented teens. This leads to [[MusicalEpisode all of the main characters performing elaborate production numbers]] for the janitor...who turns out to be "undercover" in the sense that he's secretly searching the school for insects. After the truth comes out, another janitor approaches Raven and asks if anyone in the school is interested in music. Raven, who's sick of the whole idea by now, leaves...and misses the janitor removing "his" disguise and revealing herself to be Paula Abdul, who's working for "Undercover Superstar."

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* A non-supernatural example from ''Series//ThatsSoRaven.''Series/ThatsSoRaven.'' Raven has a vision that the high school's new janitor is "undercover," and guesses that he's actually a scout from "Undercover Superstar," a ShowWithinAShow that uses spies to discover talented teens. This leads to [[MusicalEpisode all of the main characters performing elaborate production numbers]] for the janitor...who turns out to be "undercover" in the sense that he's secretly searching the school for insects. After the truth comes out, another janitor approaches Raven and asks if anyone in the school is interested in music. Raven, who's sick of the whole idea by now, leaves...and misses the janitor removing "his" disguise and revealing herself to be Paula Abdul, [[GaveUpTooSoon who's working for "Undercover Superstar.""]]
19th Apr '17 8:42:21 AM Gravidef
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* This was always the ultimate joke in the "Penelope" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive.'' Creator/KristenWiig plays the titular character, a passive-aggressive young woman who constantly one-ups everyone around her: if someone is going through a divorce, then she just divorced her husband in the hallway; if someone claims to be the inspiration for ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'', then she's actually [[MerlinSickness aging in reverse right now]]. The sketches would end with Penelope making a truly outlandish claim, such as an ability to shrink or being best friends with Liza Minnelli and a tomato, and everyone [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere getting so angry that they storm away]]. After they left, that final claim would come true (Penelope shrinking down as she took a phone call, or Liza herself--carrying the tomato--bursting through the door and declaring that she wanted to have a girls' night out). It's unclear if ''all'' of Penelope's outlandish stories were real, though.

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* This was always the ultimate joke in the "Penelope" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive.'' Creator/KristenWiig plays the titular character, a passive-aggressive young woman who constantly one-ups everyone around her: if someone is going through a divorce, then she just divorced her husband in the hallway; if someone claims to be the inspiration for ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'', then she's actually [[MerlinSickness aging in reverse right now]]. The sketches would end with Penelope making a truly outlandish claim, such as an ability to shrink or being best friends with Liza Minnelli and a tomato, and everyone [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere getting so angry that they storm away]]. After they left, that final claim would come true (Penelope shrinking down as she took a phone call, or Liza herself--carrying the tomato--bursting through the door and declaring that she wanted to have a girls' night out). It's unclear if ''all'' of Penelope's outlandish crazy stories were real, though.


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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheWildThornberrys'' that took place in the Himalayas had Eliza searching for the Yeti who supposedly lived there. She eventually discovers that the "Yeti" is actually a doctor who [[ScoobyDooHoax dresses up like a monster]] to protect the local wildlife. At the end of the episode, a Yeti approaches and helps Eliza fight off some villains; later, Eliza thanks the doctor, but he explains that he wasn't wearing his suit at the time. Eliza ponders what this means, and a loud roar sounds from the mountains...
** Another episode that takes place in Mexico had Eliza running into a friendly old woman who helps her solve her problem of the week. The episode's ending reveals that the woman has [[DeadAllAlong been dead for years.]] Fitting, as the episode was centered on the Day of the Dead.
19th Apr '17 8:34:03 AM Gravidef
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* This was always the ultimate joke in the "Penelope" sketches on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive.'' Creator/KristenWiig plays the titular character, a passive-aggressive young woman who constantly one-ups everyone around her: if someone is going through a divorce, then she just divorced her husband in the hallway; if someone claims to be the inspiration for ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'', then she's actually [[MerlinSickness aging in reverse right now]]. The sketches would end with Penelope making a truly outlandish claim, such as an ability to shrink or being best friends with Liza Minnelli and a tomato, and everyone [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere getting so angry that they storm away]]. After they left, that final claim would come true (Penelope shrinking down as she took a phone call, or Liza herself--carrying the tomato--bursting through the door and declaring that she wanted to have a girls' night out). It's unclear if ''all'' of Penelope's outlandish stories were real, though.


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* A non-supernatural example from ''Series//ThatsSoRaven.'' Raven has a vision that the high school's new janitor is "undercover," and guesses that he's actually a scout from "Undercover Superstar," a ShowWithinAShow that uses spies to discover talented teens. This leads to [[MusicalEpisode all of the main characters performing elaborate production numbers]] for the janitor...who turns out to be "undercover" in the sense that he's secretly searching the school for insects. After the truth comes out, another janitor approaches Raven and asks if anyone in the school is interested in music. Raven, who's sick of the whole idea by now, leaves...and misses the janitor removing "his" disguise and revealing herself to be Paula Abdul, who's working for "Undercover Superstar."
8th Apr '17 2:13:44 PM Eddy1215
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* An interesting case in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' : Luna Lovegood mentions Nargles, which Hermione and Harry consider to be a fictional creature, even in the wizard world...until we sees the Daily Prophet mentioning it.

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* An interesting case in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' : Luna Lovegood mentions Nargles, which Hermione and Harry consider to be a fictional creature, even in the wizard world...until we sees see the Daily Prophet mentioning it.



* ''Literature/DonQuixote''. Sancho Panza is fooled by the Duke to assume a governorship (really a complicated series of MassiveMultiplayerScam just to prank Sancho). When Sancho patrols his Insula, he is victim of various prankers, except for the last one, a SweetPollyOliver that no one knows, who is a girl who has escaped his GildedCage, to all the pranksters confusion.

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* ''Literature/DonQuixote''. Sancho Panza is fooled by the Duke to assume a governorship (really a complicated series of MassiveMultiplayerScam just to prank Sancho). When Sancho patrols his Insula, he is the victim of various prankers, pranksters, except for the last one, a SweetPollyOliver that no one knows, who is a girl who that has escaped his GildedCage, to all the pranksters confusion.
8th Apr '17 1:56:57 PM Madrugada
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** If so, they're expecting something ''[[HauntedTechnology really]]'' weird, given that a documentary is the product of editing, and hence it's their decision to stick footage they know to be monster-free at the end. (Of course, the film may have been shot in order, no editing involved. Or they may hope to evoke this trope for the ''audience'', as if the film has NoEnding, and maybe the monster is RealAfterAll... BehindTheBlack.)
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