Have you ever seen a ghost? Communicated with a ghost? Wanted to see and communicate with a ghost? I haven’t, and I’m not sure if I’m thrilled or bummed about that. I consider myself a dud when it comes to the paranormal world. I’ve spent a few hours in a haunted house and felt nothing while the others with me experienced visions and felt ghostly touches. There could be a ghost carnival going on around me and I’d sit there clueless.
I once lived in a house across from a funeral home. The house was a bizarre 19th century Victorian with a creepy attic, a red papered bedroom, a super cold and icy bedroom, and an incredibly over-heated bedroom. Some of my family members saw ghosts there, some of the ghosts were supposedly in the room in which I slept. But again, I saw nothing. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t freaked out by the ghost stories, or by the dead cat we found in the pool.
So, is it better to see the ghosts and periodically be spooked by something or someone you see? Or is it better to be a dud and live a life free of ghostly surprises? What do you think?
Why am I even talking about ghosts? Because I recently finished P.J. Alderman’s 2nd Port Chatham mystery series book, Ghost Ship. I love this series. It’s a fun mix of mysteries of the past with mysteries of the present. P.J. does a marvelous job of weaving the two plot lines together while maintaining the book’s suspense, humor, and romance. P.J. got me thinking about ghosts, wondering if I’d enjoy seeing them as her heroine does in her series, or not—like the heroine in my Deadwood series.
P.J. also got me thinking about ghost ships—for obvious reasons. There is something about the sounds of a boat that make them almost spooky without adding the ghosts. Add a little fog to the mix and you have the makings of horror story. Maybe Hollywood has put this ghost ships = spooky idea in my head, or maybe it’s just ghost stories of old coming back to haunt me.
What’s your favorite ghost movie? What about a ghost book?
Thanks for stopping by and talking ghosts with me!