Free haunted Ms Pac Man cabinet anyone?

Twisted Supreme March 11, 2008 18


Normally I wouldn’t think twice about accepting a free arcade cabinet, but after I read this I had to think twice. I don’t totally believe in the whole ghost thing, but why else would someone give something like this away? Read on for the full story….

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[Aracde Controls via Kotaku]

I sent a message to see if anyone had claimed it [Ms Pac Man cabinet] and if they had any pics. I got a response back saying that it was available but no pictures. I emailed back asking why they where getting rid of it for free. Here is the response I got.
“When I bought this machine the previous owner told me it was haunted. I laughed, didn’t believe him, because I didn’t believe in that sort of thing.

Got a bad feeling the day it was delivered. Game started on its own in the middle of the night several times, had a tech service the machine three times (very pricy housecalls), but he couldn’t find the problem.

Three-year old daughter started talking about the “man in the video machine”, didn’t think much of it, then my wife saw a dark figure move across the basement and into the machine. She ran out of the house, would not return until the machine was out of the house. I moved it to my business garage (two miles away), and several times I have opened the garage to find tools missing or scattered, things tipped over.

This is why I am giving away a $1000 machine for free.”


  1. Robert October 7, 2008 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    this is phony.
    #1. If you wanted to get rid of it, you could just THROW IT AWAY
    #2. Who’d give this cursed machine to another soon to be victim, just JUNK it

    • logan June 24, 2011 at 10:16 am - Reply

      I have a ms.pacman game machine. I have seen some shows that show ghosts, but not a ms.pacman arcade machine. If he really said that the ms.pacman was hunted, it couldn’t be hunted!!!! How could it be hunted!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you saw a ghost go into the ms.pacman machine, you must of saw things. And if it turned on at night, it might of been the power turned it on!!!!!!!!!!! There is no ghost in a ms.pacman game machine. Sell it in a rummage sale. Don’t tell anyone that it is hunted. sell it for a good price! And there is no such thing as ghosts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Chris October 12, 2008 at 6:59 am - Reply

    who would leave it in the public world though? then it could do even worse things, no limit where it could go.

  3. justin October 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm - Reply

    i would take it

  4. brett April 8, 2009 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    i would take it, gut it, and MAME it lol

  5. Chris April 24, 2009 at 1:55 am - Reply

    i will take it. would keep the wife out of my garage. and you could call ghost hunters for it. awesome.

  6. The Fifth Ghost May 21, 2009 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    If anybody has any information regarding this game and/or its history, please let us know!

  7. WATS UP August 3, 2009 at 10:25 pm - Reply

    id take it and turn it into a mame machine

  8. Justin November 17, 2009 at 1:12 am - Reply

    i would take it pass it right here and ill promise to nail a crucifix to it

  9. Ms Pacman March 23, 2010 at 10:17 am - Reply

    It could just be the kind of thing where people are told somewhere or something is haunted so their mind starts playing tricks on them. You could always just call a priest or something if you believe in that stuff.

  10. Stu73 March 29, 2010 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Well now, I aint afraid of no ghost!
    Well, except for Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde!

    I’d love this. It’d be well cool. Imagine some phatom shadow beating your High Scores and moving furniture!

  11. devlnlee August 6, 2011 at 10:34 am - Reply

    i’ll take it i seen worse

  12. Eric Weigand October 11, 2011 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I’d be concerned about any Pac cabinet that DIDN’T contain ghosts….

  13. Mike December 31, 2011 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    This is one I’d file under “Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see”. I’m sorry, but this is just another urban legend. Just because it’s interesting, doesn’t mean it’s true. I’d love to be proven wrong, though. If anyone can produce this “haunted” machine, then let me know.
    – Mike

  14. Ethan July 6, 2013 at 2:23 am - Reply

    Has it occurred to any of you that it IS haunted? And he trying to warn the potential buyers, Just doesn’t want it thrown away?

  15. MasterSystemMaster September 16, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    Well, yeah, of course a Pac-Man machine has ghosts in it. Four of them, to be exact!!! 😉

    Also as a guy who’s super into 80s arcade games and also somewhat interested in the paranormal do you know of any other stories regarding possessed arcade machines? And NOT polybius!! I mean actual, plausible stories. No urban legends that turned out to be fake.

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