I’m a lucky girl. I own a haunted ice cube tray. The tray grows one strange ice stalagmite almost every time it goes into the freezer. You can see one forming above. Only one of the fourteen cubes will sprout a frozen appendage and you never know which one. I fearfully refer to this miracle as the spirit finger. I first discovered that the tray had special abilities last summer and it’s been regularly producing spirit fingers ever since. I’ll admit I picked up the tray at a thrift store, so while it looked new, it could have been thoroughly possessed by the ghost of its previous owner.
I’ve tried out some various experiments in the past few months, to see if there were any noticeable changes. I’ve placed the tray in different locations around the freezer. I’ve also varied hot and cold water, the surrounding contents and temperature settings. None of my adjustments seem to please or displease the ghost, either way. On average, the tray grows a finger that’s 3/4 of an inch long.
I had given up on the tray breaking the one inch mark, when it went ahead and out fingered itself. March 19 was the so called Extreme Supermoon, so I decided to celebrate by making a batch of haunted ice. The next day, when I pulled out the tray, low and behold there was a record-breaking spirit finger! The tray blasted out a whopper that crept up on 1 and 1/2 inches. I’m not sure what the ghost in the ice is trying to tell me. I suppose it all depends on which finger this is.