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    Top 5 Spookiest Things Pharmacists Face

    It’s Halloween, which means it’s time to take a close look at the creepiest things affecting pharmacies.


    Four Ghosts

    3. A pharmacy haunting

    What’s scarier: A ghost sighting at a pharmacy, or the thought of never being able to leave your pharmacy again?

    W.L. Bair—better known as Cub to his friends—opened up his pharmacy 1895 in the small coastal town of Steilacoom, WA. Cub was supposedly somewhat of a perfectionist, and his lovingly-maintained pharmacy complete with a continually burning pot-belly stove and soda fountain proved it. Some say that when he died, he had trouble leaving his store behind—and that he still puts in a full day’s work.

    But the relentless march of change was tough on poor old Cub. When the pharmacy was converted into a café, Cub couldn’t keep up. Employees would find burned bagels and broken electrical equipment in the new soda machine. Other people saw sauce bottles fly off shelves or spinning coffee pots. Poor Cub just wasn’t cut out for that afterlife

    Cub only settled down when the café was converted into a museum, where he could at long last be among his old medicines and bottles again.

    But that’s not the only haunted pharmacy in America. A pharmacy in New Orleans, owned by America’s first licensed pharmacist, Louis Dufilho Jr., is also said to have a pharmacist who just won’t leave. Dufilho started his pharmacy in 1823, but sold it in 1855 to Dr. Joseph Dupas. The creepy part? Dupas is said to still inhabit his old pharmacy (Maybe he at least gets paid overtime?).

    Apparently, Dupas is said to have performed terrible experiments on pregnant slaves, while others claim that he performed voodoo rites within in the pharmacy.

    He is said to appear as a short, stocky, mustachioed man in his mid-sixties, and wears a brown suit with a brown top hat. The long-deceased Dupas is said to be responsible for throwing books, moving displays at the Pharmacy Museum located at the site of his old pharmacy, and even triggering the alarm system.

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