Russell Domingo hopes Australia believe in ghosts, or at least have been watching horror movies this week.
For all the issues bubbling around the three-Test series decider in Cape Town that starts on Saturday, the Newlands nightmare is one that has hung over the Australian squad since they arrived in the Rainbow Nation in January.
Not by choice.
"It's not a game I try and remember to be honest," Michael Clarke said earlier this month of the classic 2011 collapse.
"But it's been played on television about 40 times since we got here, so I think everyone remembers it now. It seems to be on repeat."
This was cricket at its craziest - Clarke scored a century on day one, 23 wickets fell on day two before Hashim Amla and Graeme Smith powered to tons in a victory that looked impossible when the hosts were rolled for 96.
"I saw a great banner at (the second Test) ... I know what you did last summer: 47 all out," Domingo joked earlier this week of the pointed reference to Australia's lowest Test total since 1902.
"I'm sure they'll probably look at the highlights over the next couple of days to see what happened here last time, and there will be a little bit of anxiety I suppose.
"But that's part of it. We got bowled out for 96 last time."
It remains one of cricket's unsolved mysteries. What did happen?
Or as Kevin Pietersen eloquently put it on Twitter: "HOLY MOLY... is the wicket that bad?"
Vernon Philander was man of the match on debut, taking 5-15 in the incredible innings where Australia slumped to 9-21 at one stage.
The number of runs scored in-between Philander's haul suggest there were not that many demons in the pitch, or if so they were transient beasts.
"It was bizarre. I hope that never happens to me again," Newlands curator Evan Flint, a schoolmate of Pietersen's at Maritzburg College, recalled of his fourth year in the job.
"I've got a shower in my office. So I went and had a cold shower when Australia were 7-21, just to work out "is this really happening?'
"When I came out they were 9-21. So yes it was real.
"When something like that happens you're thinking 'bloody hell, what have I done?'
"And then luckily, well luckily for me and my job, South Africa went and knocked off 200-odd at two down."
Flint took heart from Clarke's concession that the pitch didn't change a lot from the surface he scored 151 on in Australia's first innings of 284.
"I'm hoping that's as poor as it gets in my career," Clarke remarked in the post-match press conference.
It probably will be.
Australia have suffered more one-sided losses under Clarke's tenure, but few in which they have lost the momentum in such drastic and inconceivable fashion.
Now, they return as a side on the up and very much capable of inflicting South Africa's first Test series loss since 2009.
Victory would not only provide Clarke with closure on one of the darkest chapters of his Test career, but the scalp of the world's No.1 team.