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Tis the season for spookiness and things that go bump in the dark. I don't know about you but I love fall. Here in Texas, it usually doesn't get very cold this time of year, but it does cool down into the 70s, which makes for great trick or treating weather. And seeing all the Halloween decorations around my neighborhood makes me think of the more spooky side of the holiday.
Yep, I'm talking about ghosts. Do you believe in them? I do. Maybe not the way they're portrayed in the movies, but I do have a healthy belief in otherworldly spirits. Perhaps that's because as a child I used to be able to see the occasional ghost or feel their spirits haunting certain houses. But my favorite ghost story really isn't mine, it happened to a colleague.
This lady said if she couldn't see it, then she didn't believe in it. Naturally, for her, ghosts did not exist. Until she built her dream home, that is.
After sinking all her money into her dream home, it started having foundation problems, the only house in the neighborhood to literally crack in half. The swimming pool even shifted so the water would seep out of one end since the other end was higher. While annoying, and according to whoever she spoke to, unfixable, it still wasn't as bad as the ghost.
When they moved in, they painted their five year old's room purple. A day later, child-sized handprints danced across the wall. They repainted. The handprints returned. Kind of creepy, but they thought their daughter lied to them about touching the wall. Then her daughter started talking about her new friend and how they liked to play together and the lady just thought the kid has an invisible friend. Nothing that abnormal. Until her housekeeper quit, claiming she saw a ghost and refused to work in a haunted house. That's when she realized she had a problem.
She then told her daughter to stop playing with her new "friend" and started walking her property line. Behind the back fence was a stream and she found old headstones from graves. Yep, her house had been built on an old graveyard. She tried to call one of the TV ghost hunters but the ghost wasn't aggressive and they only wanted aggressive ghosts for their shows. The colleague ended up moving.
Kinda spooky, eh?
What about you? Have you ever seen a ghost? Do you believe or not?
Fantasy with a touch of funny