While I can reasonably claim that, as he exists here, he’s my creation, he didn’t come into being without inspiration.
A fellow member of the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF) forums posted a wonderful story about viewing of a ‘haunted’ house. It was a fabulous story to start with, but recently it was followed up with a denouement which wraps the whole tale up perfectly.
I highly recommend giving these a read, for all sorts of reasons. Whether you’re looking for a giggle, an education, or a reason to despair of the human race. It’s all there!