Friday, August 10, 2012

do you believe in ghosts?


they say this house is haunted. nobody's lived in it for a couple of years, but it looks pretty ready to move into. there's furniture, quilts on the beds and it's generally what we'd call hyggeligt in denmark. but they say that come about 1:30 a.m., there is a scream in the upstairs bedroom.


that's the window to the room in question. did i catch a sun flare or is it the light of a ghost?


we went over one afternoon after a glass of courage known as a gin & tonic. the girls downloaded ghost detector apps and we asked a lot of questions, but didn't get any answers, nor did our detectors detect anything. apparently there are two sorts of ghosts - ones you can interact with and ones that are more of an imprint on a place - endlessly repeating the same event, like an echo. this ghost is thought to be that sort. they say a little girl died in the room and perhaps the scream is that of her mother in despair.


in daylight, the house looks so innocent and inviting. we talked about staying there, but it never worked out. there was one evening where i could have gone over by myself, but in the dark, that idea was less appealing. i would have gone with a group.


there's something delicious about the idea of a ghost. some hint that this plane of consciousness isn't all there is (i'm sure it's not). but i'll admit i also felt a bit creeped out at the prospect of going over over by myself. ghosts seem like something that should be faced with others by your side. i do wish our house had one, but alas, i haven't felt a thing.

how do you feel about ghosts?

12 comments:

Andi said...

When I was a teenager I once lived i a house that bordered a very old house on the top of our property. The house was agent, from the Civil War era and had not had much repair. There were people living in it, but it was also said to be haunted, it was creepy and I was afraid to go anywhere near it. That is the closest I have ever come to anything like that...knock on wood!

Bill said...

"they say" are the second most unreliable words ever spoken. The first are, of course, 'trust me".

celkalee said...

Yes, ghosts are real. Yes, you should respect the gut feeling you had. I could totally creep you out but this is not the place. I would rather quilt, or knit, or cook!

Gladys in the Garden.blogspot.com said...

I have always been a sceptic. Then about 25 years ago my boss at the time was renovating an old massion that was going to be her family home. It is said the wife (Mrs Phillips) of the owner of the house died in child birth (well over 100 yrs ago now). My boss's builders were taking photos and in the room Mrs Phillips died there was an imprint of a person's face in the fireplace, said to be the late Mrs Phillips. It was hard to distinguish but I could see the outline. Since that time I have kind of believed but then my scepticisim does also creep through. Either way, I just love the possibility of it.

Miss Footloose said...

Do I believe in ghosts? I've not had a ghost experience myself, but have had other "out of the box" experiences that make be believe there is other energy outside our three dimensional, scientifically proven world.

I hope you can find some others to go stay there and see what happens!

julochka said...

what if "they" are otherwise manly hunters who otherwise never believe in such things?

julochka said...

now I wanna hear your ghost story! email me!

julochka said...

i love the possibility too, and want to believe, sobi can't call myself a skeptic. I do think one has to be open to such things. :-)

julochka said...

it's definitely on my list to make it happen!

julochka said...

og, I wish I'd lived near a spooky house. I remain eternally hopeful. :-)

julochka said...

*oh

mylipstickiss.blogspot.com said...

I lived in a haunted house when I was a girl and saw a ghost so I have no doubt that if this house is empty, it is empty for a good reason.