Son finds dead father’s ‘ghost’ in Xbox racing game


A 16-year-old boy who lost his dad when he was six years old said he recently found his father’s “ghost” in one of their favorite games.

The gamer recently played an old Xbox game that he used to play with his father. User 00WARTHERAPY00 shared his story in the comments section on a PBS investigation of spirituality and religion video on YouTube.

The gamer said his father bought him an Xbox console when he was four. He said he and his dad would often race each other in a game called RalliSport Challenge.

When his father died, he lost interest in playing the game. A decade later, he dusted off the old console and played RalliSport Challenge.

“And once I started meddling around… I found a ghost,” he said.

That “ghost” was his father, whose character he could still race against as long as he didn’t beat his dad’s score — still the highest in RalliSport Challenge.

“And so I played and played, and played, until I was almost able to beat the ghost. Until one day I got ahead of it, I surpassed it, and… I stopped right in front of the finish line, just to ensure I wouldn’t delete it.”


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