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A la frontière du réel et du surnaturel, voici une anecdote qui met en scène une célébrité. Que s'est-il passé? C'est ce que nous vous proposons de découvrir aujourd'hui
A GHOST ?
Did TV cop, Kojak, alias Telly Savalas, see a ghost? That is the question he has asked himself since the night in November 1957 when, driving in a rural area of Long Island, he ran out of petrol at 3 a.m. He says: "I went into a coffee shop to ask the way to a petrol station and I was told to walk a mile down the road. I had just started walking when I heard someone ask if I wanted a lift. I turned and saw a man in a black Cadillac. I got into the car and he drove me to the petrol station. He even gave me a dollar to buy the petrol. I insisted that I wanted to pay him back, and he wrote down his name, address and phone number so that I could return the money. His name was Harry Agannis."
Savalas says that a few days later he telephoned the number and asked for Harry Agannis. A woman answered the phone. She told him that Harry Agannis was her husband - but that he had been dead for three years. Amazed and intrigued Savalas decided to visit the woman. He took with him the piece of paper the man had given him. "I showed it to her," says Savalas, "and she told me that it was definitely her husband's handwriting. I described the clothes of the man in the Cadillac, and she told me that they were the clothes her husband had been buried in."
So did Savalas see a ghost? "I just don't know," he says. "I'll never forget the incident but I doubt if I'll ever be able to explain it."
a ghost = un fantôme
a cop (US) = un policier
petrol = essence
1 mile = 1,609 km
if I wanted a lift = si je voulais être pris en stop
to drive (drove, driven) = conduire, amener en voiture
to pay someone back = rembourser quelqu'un
amazed = surpris
to show (showed, shown) = montrer
handwriting = écriture
clothes = vêtements
buried = enterré
to doubt = douter
A) Who was Telly Savalas?
1) a famous tennis player
2) a great cook
3) a famous TV actor
B) What happened to him?
1) He had an accident
2) He was kidnapped
3) He ran out of petrol
C) Why was he surprised?
1) Because he never found a petrol station
2) Because he saw a man who had died three years before
3) Because he saw aliens
A3 | B3 | C2
A) Qui était Telly Savalas? Un célèbre joueur de tennis? Un grand cuisinier? Un acteur télé très connu?
B) Que lui est-il arrivé? Il a eu un accident? il a été kidnappé? Il est tombé en panne d'essence?
C) Pourquoi a-t-il été surpris? Parce qu'il n'a jamais trouvé
de station essence? Parce qu'il a aperçu un homme qui était mort
3 ans auparavant? Parce qu'il a vu des extra-terrestres?