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The Ghost!

October 6, 2015|Posted in: Holidays and Seasons

The Ghost

The Ghost

As I laid on my bed, relaxing before it was time to turn in for the night, my 23 year old daughter sat on the cedar chest at the foot of my bed, visiting with me.

It had been raining most of the day and we could hear that it was coming down pretty steady at the time.

Somehow our conversation got around to spirits, ghosts and demons. My husband likes to watch ghost hunter shows and mostly I just make fun of him. We reminisced about the time the guy in one of those shows claimed to have found claw marks on his stomach after getting out of the shower.  We had laughed that the dummy must have forgotten all about that itch he had scratched in the middle of his shower.  But this particular night my daughter and I were discussing whether or not we believed such otherworldly creatures could be real.

We both agreed that there must be some kind of foundation that leads so many people to believe in them.  However, I told her I didn’t think such things could affect people unless they allowed them to. She speculated that there may be places where encounters were more likely, such as an old abandoned prison.

As we talked in the dimly lit room, while the rain pattered steady and loud outside, I began to think maybe we better change the subject.  One or both of us was likely to have a hard time falling asleep, or maybe we’d have a nightmare. My daughter must have been thinking the same thing cause that line of conversation kind of came to a close right about then.

As we sat there in the brief lull of only a few seconds, from right outside the bedroom window we heard an eerie sound, “Ooo, Ooo, Ooooo!”

Startled, both of us stared at each other with wide eyes, wondering for just a moment what on earth that terribly spooky sound was!

As we realized what it was, we both burst into hysterical laughter as the rain outside the window fell and the wind wooshed back and forth.

But the very strange thing was, that was the one and only time that evening that the wind made that very distinct sound.

Or was it the wind…???

 

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23 Comments

  1. Aleigh Moore
    October 8, 2015

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    So spooky! what a great post just in time for Halloween!

  2. Kim S
    October 8, 2015

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    Hahahaha I’m glad it was JUST the wind! 😉
    Though I love a good horror movie or ghost story

    • LoriGraceH
      October 10, 2015

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      Thanks Kim! It was pretty amusing, and just a little unnerving at the same time!

  3. Maggie
    October 8, 2015

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    We love making up scary stories with our kids!

    • LoriGraceH
      October 10, 2015

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      Maggie, that can be a lot of fun! You’re making memories that the kids will have always!

  4. Emily @ The Innovative Mama
    October 8, 2015

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    Or maybe an owl?? We get owls in our very suburban neighborhood because there’s a couple of ponds nearby. Either way I can only imagine the goosebumps you must have had!

    • LoriGraceH
      October 10, 2015

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      Emily, I don’t think we have many owls near where I live, but maybe. You just never know! It was a funny (and just a little scary) experience!

  5. aaronica (the crunchy mommy)
    October 8, 2015

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    i love a good ghost story!!!

  6. Erica
    October 9, 2015

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    Lol funny story. Happens to me all the time coz I’m such a scaredy cat 🙂

    • LoriGraceH
      October 10, 2015

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      Erica, I know! Sometimes it’s easy to let our imaginations run away with us!

  7. Sina @ Vegan Heaven
    October 9, 2015

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    Haha! Good story, I really enjoyed reading it, Lori! I’m glad it was just the wind, but I would have been scared too! 🙂

    • LoriGraceH
      October 10, 2015

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      Thanks Sina, it was a funny experience (and just a little scary).

  8. Emily
    October 9, 2015

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    Spooky! This time of year littles things like that happen and your imagination rins off with ideas. It was probably the wind…. Maybe 😉

    • LoriGraceH
      October 10, 2015

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      Emily, that’s exactly what we thought, that was the wind…probably. lol

  9. Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla
    October 10, 2015

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    LOL! What I took from your story is what I feel happens to me all the time… Once I open my mouth and talk about something like I don’t believe it or agree with it, something happens that tests all my theories! 😀 nice post

  10. Vi Dotter
    October 10, 2015

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    How unexpected and creepy for sure! Great post for the season. Kids are so inquisitive – such a challenge and inspiration to us.

  11. Olga
    October 11, 2015

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    Or was it just the wind!!! Seems like the universe knows just when to make eerie sounds at the right moment when spooky things are being discussed. Great read, love to see these stories leading up to Halloween.

    • LoriGraceH
      October 18, 2015

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      Isn’t that the truth Olga! It was a fun (and just a little spooky) experience!

  12. The Conservative Mommy
    October 11, 2015

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    Yikes! Creepy. I am glad it ended in laughter!

    • LoriGraceH
      October 18, 2015

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      I had fun with this post!

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