Saturday, April 09, 2011

H is for Haunt!/mevlana?sk=wall

Go on - I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours. Have you ever had a supernatural experience?

What about scary literature. Here're mine: The Turn of the ScrewThe Monkey's PawThe Shining 

Let's scare the living daylights out of one another. Have you ever had a supernatural experience? Or at least one you can't explain?


  1. Yes I have all the time. Living in a house from the 16th century I have seen and heard all sorts of unexplainable things. Now we are remodeling and the house does not like that at all. I posted about it on my blog under the house that spoke, go check it out. As to scary literature? Steven King is the master, but as far as films go all omen films wig me out and I do love a good ghost story. Potergeist wasn't half bad, Ghost ship was ok too. Yet to see one that scares the pants off me though :)

  2. Oh... I am glad I haven't had any... Else I'll be too scared to write paranormals !!!

    Great to meet you!
    Following you from A-Z challenge!

  3. Guess I must scare away ghosts, because nothing's ever really happened.

  4. I'm going to check that out Siv.

    I understand completely Ju - I'm tending towards paranormal myself these days and I definitely don't want to see anything.

    LOL Alex.

    Thanks for posting!

  5. Anonymous11:06 pm

    Twice to my knowledge. One was lovely - when, a few years after she died and I was just taking some plates into my mother's kitchen from the dining room, I saw my cat Penny, jump from in front of me into the cupboard under the stairs. She was a sort-of grey in colour- rather like a negative of a photograph (in real life she had been black)- but she looked at me and I felt a warmth fill me which stayed for days afterwards. She and I had enjoyed a very close relationship during all my formative years, as I was six when this little orphan 2 week old kitten came into my life and 25 when she died.

  6. Quite a few actually, but they make me sound more "crazy" than "scary" so I tend to quiet about them. Stephen King and Dean R. Koontz are my all "scary" authors. Not sure if they are suppose to be scary but they sure do scare the bejeebies out of me.


  7. I just finished reading Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier and that was pretty haunt-tastic :) Great H word!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

  8. Up to this dayI believe I had one when I was six. I was sent to bed and on the opposite wall from my headboard liltle men's shadows, size of figurines started playing on the walls and started waving for me to some. I screamed of course but no one believed me but to this day I am haunted by that memory and I'm 35. What the hell was that. I promise I'm not crazy and there's a lot of juju in Africa if you believe in that stuff.

  9. No supernatural experiences that I can remember, but I love the Monkey's Paw!

    New follower from A-Z! Nice to meet you.

  10. These are great! I'm getting very close to telling you about my experience... :) Catherine that is spooky but I'm so glad it make you feel good.
    Dafeenah - OK, we'll leave the crazy ones if you like. I get scared by some of Stephen King's - especially his early work.
    Sarah. Rebecca's one of my favorite books of all time.
    Wendy. I believe you. As long as they didn't harm you, that's good. Did you never see them again?
    Alison! Lovely to meet you too.

  11. We have a phantom cat who regualrly walks through the house - it also walked around our previous house. I've seen shadowy figures on the stairs in the house where I grew up (also seen by others, but I was unaware of this at the time. When I was a child I overheard a conversation between two people in my grandmother's house - except there was no one there.
    I often visit so-called haunted locations - Chillingham Castle being the most recent. Borley church is pretty creepy - and there have been several buildings I've needed to get out of quickly. Really... I'm perfectly normal.. :-)

  12. I know you're perfectly normal Julia - those are fabulous experiences. And a cat that follows you from house to house, it's kind of sweet.
    Thanks for commenting.

  13. Wow, this is a great post.
    I'm really seeing some interesting stories here - a couple of cats, even.

    Stephen King, and the first horror novel I read (The Amityville horror) still give me chills.

  14. Thank you Deepali - I love the cat's story too.

  15. Yeah, almost daily, but people tend to think you're crazy if you go on about it. My house is close to 300 yrs old and it's been in my family for 6 generations and has always had the same "spirits" in it since before it came to the family. Most recent was the "old lady" (who we think is my great-grandmother's aunt, from pictures--looks like her and she died in the house many years ago.) who surprised me in the middle of the night by speaking out a name over and over, loudly and fast, "Gideon Anderson" until it woke me up...and as I open my eyes, she's there, solid, on her knees on the floor looking down at me. I can see the folds in her dress and the lines in her face. I rub my eyes and do the "wth?" and she's gone. Name still sticks to me though, but can't figure out who it might be. Haven't heard the name since, and looking up old records for the area produces nothing. But, she came from Tennessee to live here, so may be looking in the wrong place.

    See...crazy, right? I'd think someone was nutters too if they'd come to me with that a lot. But, it is what it is.

  16. LoL..sorry for the super long post. Loved your post, by the way!!

  17. Not too long at all - I loved it. I wouldn't mind living in a place haunted by all my relatives, I'd feel quite at home. You really do have to find out who Gideon Anderson is. Does anyone else see the ghosts?

  18. yeah, there's 2 kids who we do not know but only one has been seen by practically everyone over the years since my grandma was young, then my dad and his siblings saw her, all the way to my daughter (who used to see a boy as well). (we know it's two because we can hear them in "their room" talking back and forth or giggling) The old lady who we think is the only relative is seen by several relatives but she's more peaceful than anything, and there's one that's just solid black when it's visible and intimidating and it's the only one that throws things and slams doors or touches you. Do not hear that one, as in the voice, but the others we hear often.

    In a way I think it's funny because the house has been inherited over the years, but, it's like inheriting "the other stuff" I can still remember my great-gramma telling about what "such and such- "haint" has done today."

    anyway, it sounds nuts! But yeah, I'm still trying to find out who that person could be. I know it wasn't a dream because I heard it when I awoke as well, and I just think it must mean something.

    Thanks for listening...this was an awesome topic!

  19. Not nuts at all. The solid black one would scare the living daylights out of me - he touches you? Wow, maybe it's Gideon Anderson. And a poltergeist? April, I can't thank you enough for posting this on here. XXX


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