On Getting To Know Haunty--An Interview

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary

Paying a visit to a friend

We are in this City Budapest that suffered a loss of 250,000 Jewish inhabitants through Nazi and Arrow Cross Party genocide during 1944 and early 1945. We have to drive east and find Haunty Or Bela' Mongyi. A Hungarian with a humor like us. So far everything was fine when we returned to his home, but this time to pay him back with our own Interview, and he knew us, and he was willing to answer our questions with an edge...


This time we offered him to see our realm and how the Lord was able to write with peace of mind above the tribulations of Planet Earth.

Well Haunty, you have seen our TeleQuasi Transportator...

"Sure Lord, is amazing how well you can make use of this piece of gadgetry," He said, while he was pouring some coffee for us. We decided to take him out of this world and he agreed!

He was in that state of mind that could get him ready to face his own humanity, and be honest in answering. He might try to think twice, before answering but he is already heading to our piece of Heaven. He was taking his chances and knew that things would come up in this interview, but he was cool and honest.

We warned him that his mind will feel like... being attacked and he will have to deal with his own demons, meaning he will have to stop fighting against our inquisitive mind. But due to our nature and always ready to confront an upcoming threat, he never kept his guard down, until we prompted him to cool it down... and then he felt relieved.

There we go. All is set and the interview takes its normal course:

Do you believe in reincarnation Haunty?

Certainly I do Sir. People often confuse the idea of reincarnation with that of rebirth, thinking that reincarnation is a Buddhist thing. In truth, there is a difference. Reincarnation comes from Hinduism wherein believers think of themselves as eternal souls that never die, but manifest in a sequence of corporeal bodies forever.

Whereas, in Buddhism, people think you do not have a soul that could reincarnate, but that you are reborn in a similar way as a flame is transmitted from one candle to another: although the first flame and the last flame are clearly related, the two are not identical and there is no need for a soul to exist in order for the transmission to take place. I choose to believe that I have a soul, therefore I can say I believe in reincarnation, but not in a Buddhist way.

What's is your opinion about soul-mates? We feel like asking you this one too...

I have one.

We were curious as always, are you from Budapest?

No.(grinning) Actually, I am Hungarian, but never lived in Budapest. I live in a smaller city some 50 miles east of Budapest.

Okay...are you metro-sexual or on the borderline. I wouldn't buy a purse for me for sure.

I have never heard of metro-sexuality before you mentioned it, but now that I know what it means, I guess I'm just an enhanced version of it known as a yuppie sissy boy, a heterosexual man with homosexual attributes. (He didn't fight this one)

How do you get inspired or like you said, do you take drugs or how do you get the best from you?

Mostly I just drink. No drugs.

What kind of job do you do to make a living? We told you about us.

I work in a coal mine. The pay is good, so I do 12-hour shifts shoveling 20 tons of rock a day. Living the dream, we are like one big happy family moving mountains.(honest)

Blue or red?

I don't understand the question.(he kind avoided this one)

Ever been broken hearted? I have a feeling you did, with that smile...!

I have been broken hearted once. That was the worst time of my life so.. I promised myself never to fall in love again. I broke that promise.(smiling)

Why do you love Amerindians and History in general?

I like Amerindians, because they have super cool headdresses and dance pretty. I am interested in History because I'm an idealist and out of the misguided belief that the past holds the answers to the questions of the future. By profession, I'm an economist so it is fair to say that it's also my job to like history (study the past).

The cliche question: Where do you see yourself in 5 years, maybe 10?

In five years, I see myself with my wonderful family and in a better job. In ten, I see myself still having the wonderful family and an even better job.(good boy)

The craziest things you did for love?

No comment.

Come on you are such an...

Lord I said no comment..!

Oh well, I give up. Favorite Songs or groups?

I have a favorite song but I don't know the title or the name of the band. It's a pretty love song that my love chose to be our song. Gosh, I really should've looked at the title! As a kid I listened to black metal, but now I like pretty much anything that is... good.

How... You know? This nick Haunty, how was it born?

As a kid I was also a gamer. There was this cult game series called 'Thief', which had all these zombies and haunts in it. Back in the day we wrote a funny fan fiction series about this game and one of my favorite characters was a haunt, basically a skeleton in a uniform that patrols the abandoned crypts of some noble family. Hence the name Haunty.

Neat! Do you believe in God?

Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. I am undecided. I'd like to believe in God, but I also haven't seen a single sign that would suggest his existence. In fact, if I believe in God, I don't think he would recognize the difference between good and bad, on the same basis as we do. On the other hand, I respect other people's beliefs and despise those who attack them.

I'm impressed by your sincerity Haunty, Just one last question since is New Year, Miniskirts or beer?

Vodka. This is the Heart of Europe my Lord!

I want to thank you My friend for giving us an opportunity in getting to know the man behind Haunty.

"You are welcome Sir, and can we go back home?"

"You are home already. Want you to open your eyes slowly, take a deep breath... There you go, excellent! You are laying on your bed facing up and you certainly did good my appreciated Haunty!"

"Thanks my Lord. This was really cool!"

"Thanks Bela'"

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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

so that's it?oh, you're an amazing interviewer/writer lord...just sat here and read up to the last dot...great job on this one...

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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Aaaw, that Haunty is such a witty fellow is he not?? Lucky for him I'm married or I would give his soul mate a little friendly competition ;) seriously though I love the back and forth with you both. This interview deserves a million views! Great job Lord.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Raciniwa,

We appreciate always your comments...you didn't sigh this time huh?

Haunty is a cool guy indeed. Surely he will ne around soon. Thanks!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi there Ardie,

You are such a cutie, you are going to make haunty blush..right like on the picture of him.H e was not ashamed of telling us about his Job. Being an Economist...he had to resort to choose that job, that as he said, pays good and keeps them like a happy family. We don't know if that job is really underground. I will ask him or he can tell us from his own mouth. Thanks Ardie.


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picklesandrufus 4 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

What an interesting interview. I loved his honesty as well. vote up!

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Haunty 4 years ago from Hungary

LOL you guys are a rollicking bunch! Thanks so much for reading this painfully honest interview. Lord sure has a way with people. :D

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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Interesting interview. And yes, one of the main things that people drink in Europe is vodka.Followed by scotch and so on. I'm partial to wine and some beer.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author


This guys is really honest and we are gald to have him in our community. Happy New year!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks to you Haunty!

You did good, although the craziest thing you ever done for love, can go for amother hub, good idea!! And honestly, we forgot to tell our hubbers that Katy Perry's video 'Fireworks' was taped in Budapest back in November of 2010. Thanks for your sincerity Haunty!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Good point Gypsy Rose,

Since you are in Latvia, you know better. We'd rather drink Pop or Soda. There is so much involved in drinking hard. We don't go against the drinking, is not for us. Probably a sangria and that's it. Would have to make a stop on those countries past the, gone by know, Berlin Wall.


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epigramman 4 years ago

..well dear LORD of the almighty hub hopper and hub space - no one does it quite like you - such a major accomplishment as all of your hub subjects/tributes are - and just so life affirming in every way - and you write like an angel - that's probably because you are one!!!!

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Happy first day of the new year to you!!!!!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Epi!!

I always have fun writing these hubs, and technology is there for grabs. Glad you liked this piece. Take care and you always get an smile from us. Hope everything is fine.!


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Lord - I absolutely loved it! I really couldn't say for sure and glad I do not have to choose, but this might be my favorite of yours! Ultra interesting - Super x3 entertaining.

Up and everything...plus...wish I could "like" Ardie's comment:) lol

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author


Wait for Haunty to read you and go back to check Ardie's. The guy is unique. Well if you want to date an European guy, get ready for adjustments...not in North AMerica anymore Dorothy.Europe has a different view of the World and they still do. What I noticed is that this area is well know for their beautiful women, from Prague, to Oslo and back to Kosovo. Architecture is like from Anastasia and the Bolcheviques and its revolution. Glad you stopped by in here RHW!(sorry dave)


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Haunty 4 years ago from Hungary

Thank you for the nice comments. :D Lord, I did read Ardie's comment and blushed. She probably thinks I'm gay and that's why she could be so straightforward. Even if she was only joking. And I couldn't agree more, you and I deserve a million on-lookers. ;)

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Haunty,Omg!

I don't think Ardie meant to say that. She is like a Purry Cat, once she leans on you, she likes to make you feel warm. Right Ardie?


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lilyfly 4 years ago from Wasilla, Alaska

Hmmm... well, I liked it, and it reminds me of how badly the Catholic Church did of showing God, but then he can't be taught, or shown, he (or she), either is, or is not in a person's life, but I long for Europe, where not all is monster pick-up trucks and morons... thank you! To Both! LOve Yaz, lily

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks Lilyfly!,

Your comment is very appreciated and Haunty will come around to give you an shout out himself. Actually he was very honest and he is a cool guy. Down th earth and we did great. Thanks again!


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Ardie 4 years ago from Neverland

Wow - how did I miss knowing I am a purry cat for two days?!

But yes - I only meant my comment in THE nicest way. When I was in junior high school I participated in PANDA and we were encouraged to hand out "warm fuzzies" to everyone we met. Warm fuzzies = good feelings and vibes/positive feedback. So the assessment fits perfectly!

As for RHW wanting to "like" a comment - I've had several times I've thought the same exact thing!!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Now we uderstand you Ardie,

You and RHW are alike in spirit and can comment alike. Haunty, rest assure man! These ladies admire you as you are., and you are awesome! Have a great one to all of you!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Great interview! It's nice to know more about Haunty.

Thanks Tammy for tweeting it or I might have missed out!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hi Linda!

Haunty is a charm, and he is extremely sincere. He was kind of embarrased about Ardie's comment, but all was cool! thanks for stopping by our Pimp moderator!


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

very good interview. entertaining and informative. up and shared!

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wonderful1 4 years ago from Southern California

Cool Hub, Lord! I am glad PDX shared this, cause I get giddy like a school girl when I see my motherland mentioned in anything. As someone who lived in Hungary for 4 years, I totally felt the vibe in this interview.

I still want to know what was the craziest thing he's ever done for love! Spill, Haunty....

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Thanks for SHARING PDX,

that was the way Wonderful1 found and commented on this hub.


I think the craziest thing that Haunty did was to fall for a forbidden love. He would have to answer himself though


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PDXKaraokeGuy 4 years ago from Portland, Oregon

You're welcome Joseph!

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