Ghost Shaper


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The entire staff of Wave Riding Vehicles is convinced their workplace is haunted. Of course, it’s the friendly ghost of the legendary shaper Robert “Redman” Manville. Since Redman’s passing, WRV has reported such incidents as a tornado, machines turning on unexpectedly, lights turning on and off, and boards jumping off racks.