A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 14, 2021
G"Why did the ghost go to jail?"/"He got arrested for possession.”

A ghost riddle is:

Q: Why did the ghost go to jail?
A: He got arrested for possession.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2013.


Twitter
Shane, Please…
@ShaneHosea
Why did the ghost go to jail? They got him on 3 counts of possession!
11:37 PM · Mar 7, 2013·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Megan Jean
@meganjeannn17
Why did the ghost go to jail? Possession.
10:38 PM · Oct 14, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Kassándra
@kassieclay502
why did the ghost go to jail?
Possession OHHH :DD
okay enough with the lame jokes lol
5:06 PM · Oct 31, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Suzanne Hall
@muiron
Why did the ghost go to jail?  Possession!  HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
5:44 PM · Oct 31, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ethanice July 31, 2015
Why did the ghost go to jail?
He got arrested for possession.

Twitter
ℕ𝕠𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕀𝕟𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕞
@NoblefromIG
Why did the ghost go to jail?
He was arrested for possession
GIF
9:57 AM · Nov 8, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/whywee October 17, 2020
Why did the ghost go to jail?
For giving boos to children

Twitter
Jimmy RevJim Olsen
@mybuddyjimmy
Why did the ghost go to jail? He got arrested for possession. #LaughoftheDay
5:17 PM · May 16, 2021 from Des Moines, IA·Twitter for iPhone

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