The little town of Casper, to all outsiders, appeared to be a normal town. They got most of their income from the tourist industry, as the town was sprawled across a five mile span of beautiful white sand and clear blue water. It's almost always sunny and warm, without much humidity. It's also a very historic area, decorated with colonial architecture and marble statues of famous leaders who've spent time there. Also, there are a few piers that jut out into the ocean, where several amusement park rides and attractions can be found. The vast marshland and mangrove swamps which surround the town offer an extremely bio-diverse environment for up and coming biologists and nature scientists to study from. There are also some oddities in Casper. It has never been affected by hurricanes or tropical storms. It has never flooded here. And lighting has only struck one tree in the entire 214 year history of the town. The town lore is also quite... Odd. You see, in the year 1800, a young man went missing in the mangrove swamp. He was never seen from again. He was always seen as a strange man by the townspeople, as he often talked to himself and claimed that he could see spirits. Some say he was going to preform a satanic ritual, others say that he was running away to avoid being pulled into the local military. Either way, no body knows what happened to him or why he went into the swamp alone. All they know is that lightning struck a single tree in the swamp twenty four times that night, permanently scarring it. The tree still stands today, still alive, and is the biggest mangrove tree in the entire swamp. The town began to see it as the protector of the town, since no storm or natural force has ever destroyed anything in the town since the lightning strike. There have also been strange occurrences around the town, up to this date. Things have been moved around, a few books pulled from the shelves and opened, as if someone were reading them, water suddenly boiling in the kitchen even when the stove isn't on. Nobody's quite sure why this is happening, though some have come to believe that the town is haunted. A new girl in town is set to investigate these occurrences, and she isn't quite normal herself. She can see spirits, and communicate with them. ---------------------------------------------------- (IC) The town was surprisingly peaceful. Perhaps a sleepy Sunday morning was a good time to go into the local library and catch up on the books he'd missed in the past 214 years. It had taken the spirit a long time to figure out how to move physical objects, and it still took a great deal of energy to accomplish, but now he could finally keep reading. The young man walked to the town library, his charming good looks and strong muscular frame going unnoticed by the population of people milling about their day. He had learned early on that not a single one of them could see him. It seemed like his ability to see spirits while he was alive was still extremely rare and essentially extinct in the town. He let out a sad sigh with that thought. As much as the young man liked not being bothered by anyone, he missed being interacted with. He missed not having people walk right through him. In fact, it grossed him out. But, that was the life of the only spirit in Casper. So, instead of sitting alone in a swamp, he spent most of his time where he could read books. In the town library, school libraries, personal libraries... You name it, he's been there. The town library had just gotten a new order of books yesterday, so he was eager to go check them out. The library was closed today, so he could read in peace, too.