Last week the Daily Star claimed 100 terror attacks are being thwarted in the UK each week. It also told us there was a 50 foot crab off the Kent coast and a ghost in the X Factor house. In fact, there have been a lot of ghost stories in the Daily Star over the past few weeks.
Of course, claims from the Daily Star are often best taken with a pinch of salt and red top newspapers in general have a proud, sometimes creative tradition of serving up an extreme mix of light and dark with a soft spot for a tall tale or two.
But with a seemingly unprecedented number of the Star's recent lead stories straying into Sunday Sport territory, the paper surely finds itself at a crossroads. Does it now go full-on Sunday Sport which would be cheaper and easier in the short term but comes with a risk of diminishing novelty or does it try to maintain a difficult balancing act of appearing to believe in ghosts and monster crabs while still being able to produce 'proper news' if need be?