"But the average ghost story! No, we do not care to have stories of a cat and buried treasure, where the cat rises up as a ghost. Some time ago, a ghost story, if well told, would would sell to nearly any editor. The same, however, is not true to-day. A ghost story without the accompanying explanation of psychic phenomena, is not acceptable." — Trumbull White, editor of The Red Book, in a 1904 interview.