Gallery: Stories of sheet ghosts around the globe

(Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)

By Kanishka Mehra, Ashley Kenney, Esther Li, Sakshi Joglekar, Sarah Nelson, Christine Kao

Oct. 28th, 2020, 8:32p.m.

With Halloween around the corner, Daily Bruin photographers recreate the TikTok ghost photoshoot trend.

(Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)
(Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)

IRVINE — Friendship persists. Two ghoulish friends have their first in-person encounter since March. It was a warm reunion matched by the balmy 5 p.m. sun.

(Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff)
(Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff)

CHANGHUA, Taiwan — One ghost slides down the play structure as another ghost cheers for him. The neighborhood park turns into their own little playground at night.

(Sakshi Joglekar/Daily Bruin staff)
(Sakshi Joglekar/Daily Bruin staff)

SAPPHIRE, N.C. — A weekend in the mountains got spookier when this ghost got locked out of her cabin. Fortunately, her cup of coffee will keep her awake as she waits for a spare key.

(Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)
(Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

WESTWOOD — When the In-N-Out Burger drive-thru line snakes through the shopping center and blocks the sidewalks of Westwood, floating can be the most effective form of transportation for the spirited.

(Ashley Kenney/Assistant Photo editor)
(Ashley Kenney/Assistant Photo editor)

NOVATO, Calif. — After dentist appointments were deemed of high risk for COVID-19 transmission, this ghost takes extra care of her teeth at home by brushing after eating and flossing once a day.

(Sarah Nelson/Daily Bruin)
(Sarah Nelson/Daily Bruin)

SAUGATUCK, Mich. — A solitary ghost sitting shoreline on the banks of Lake Michigan beckons the souls of those who stroll along the sandy slopes.

(Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)
(Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)

IRVINE — Two ghosts catch up on world events while being watched by Orange County’s Great Park Balloon, which dons a pair of jack-o’-lantern eyes and a face mask to get in the spirit of a 2020 Halloween.

(Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)
(Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

WESTWOOD — The ghosts hanging around Westwood during the Halloween month aren’t the only reminders of livelier times. The iconic Regency Bruin Theatre has been closed with its box office boarded up since late March, when nonessential businesses in the city were ordered to go on lockdown due to COVID-19.

(Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)
(Esther Li/Daily Bruin staff)

IRVINE — In isolation, music fans find new ways to stay connected with their favorite artists. Unable to attend live performances, this ghost supports remote concerts while sporting a BT21 headband, part of the merchandise line created by South Korean band BTS.

(Ashley Kenney/Assistant Photo editor)
(Ashley Kenney/Assistant Photo editor)

NOVATO, Calif. — Quarantine provided ample time for this ghost to take up new hobbies, including a reignited interest in reading. This ghoul devotes time to reading books with movie adaptations to get twice as much entertainment.

(Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff)
(Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff)

CHANGHUA, Taiwan — Two ghosts gaze at boxes of gummies in a claw machine through its glass, as one points at the prize they are aiming for.

(Ashley Kenney/Assistant Photo editor)
(Ashley Kenney/Assistant Photo editor)

NOVATO, Calif. — While there may be fewer trick-or-treaters this year because of COVID-19, this ghoul gets in the spirit of Halloween with an array of lights and festive figurines.

(Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff)
(Christine Kao/Daily Bruin staff)

CHANGHUA, Taiwan — With birthday hats on, one ghost lights candles while another ghost holds the birthday cake. Their late-night adventure will end with a pre-Halloween celebration.

(Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)
(Kanishka Mehra/Photo editor)

WESTWOOD — With most Los Angeles stores charging for bags since the statewide ban on single-use carryout bags in 2016, reusable bags make grocery shopping cheaper for everyone, even ghosts.

(Sakshi Joglekar/Daily Bruin staff)
(Sakshi Joglekar/Daily Bruin staff)

SAPPHIRE, N.C. — After social distancing for months, two ghosts sit together, sipping hot chocolate and feeling the cool mountain air in Sapphire, North Carolina.

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