enter the spooky old church, which is supposed to be haunted by a Phantom.
As you shut the door behind you, you see a cloaked figure in the shadows.
Your heart races as you stumble over your own feet trying to escape the
shadowy menace. When your eyes grow accustomed to the dark you realize
that its just another guy in a Batman outfit.
"Dont tell me youre the Phantom?" you exclaim.
"OK, I wont."
"Are you the Phantom?"
"You told me not to tell you."
You can feel a headache coming on. "Ive changed my mind. I really want to know. Are you the Phantom?"
"Well technically," he answers, "the Phantom is a syndicated cartoon character in the newspaper. Im the, or rather a, Batman. As you must know Batman is a character from comic books, though his adventures have been serialized in newspapers from time to time."
Your head pounds. "OK, let me try this again. This church is supposed to have a phantom. Are you that Phantom?"
"In a word, yes and no."
"Yes there was a time when haunting this place in my cloak I was considered some kind of unique apparition. But now the whole town's gotten into the act and Im just another guy in a Batman outfit."
You decide to leave him to his haunts.