This challenge comes from a small writing group. We have a large series of random questions that we answer and share. The goal is to answer at least one per week.
Do you believe in ghosts? Have you ever been or lived somewhere you thought was haunted?
My Ghost Story
Always kind of thought they were real but not for any specific reason. Maybe watching too many cartoons as a child of Casper The Ghost. In my old neighborhood the house two doors down was one everyone said was haunted. Far too many people said as they sat on the sofa in the living room they would experience a cold feeling on their feet, especially around the ankles. Like a cold wind was blowing just under the sofa on their feet. There was a painting on the wall that always crooked no matter how many times you straightened it.
Watching a small child talk to a wall, they may see someone we don’t. A dog or cat staring or barking at an empty part of the room also makes you thing maybe they are seeing or hearing or smelling something we can’t.
Right now I am visiting a friend whose home is well over 100 years old. On a day when I am the only person in the house and suddenly a closet or pantry door is slightly open??? Something I put next to the kitchen sink is now in the sink. This is not any scary kind of feeling, just a warm friendly feeling almost like someone is glad I am staying here right now.
I went on a haunted tour of Savannah Georgia and according to the tour guide this was the second most haunted city in the US. The guide explained that because there was a hospital here during the civil war there were many restless spirits here. He also went on to explain that before the war the mixture of pirates and upright citizens often clashed creating some of those ghosts. This was an entertaining and interesting tour and I would recommend it to any visitor to Savannah.