Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Dark Corners: Ghosts

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by Liz Schulte
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Thank you for hosting me on you blog today. My subject today is ghost stories. Not the ones you read, but the ones you have experienced or know someone who has experienced a ghostly encounter.

I am a big fan staying in "haunted" hotels and bed and breakfasts. I consider myself an open-minded skeptic when it comes to all things ghostly. I don't believe ghosts are likely, but I am willing to believe there are things that cannot be explained. I am a proof sort of girl, and I have never had any experience I couldn't suss out. However, my mother has had her share of ghostly encounters in her life, some of which I use in my book DARK CORNERS.

The one I am going to tell you about today is not in the book. Mom and dad were in a hotel in Kansas and it is the middle of the night. The doors are locked, snoring piercing the quiet, and something unexplainable is about to happen. My mom opens her eyes to see a woman in sixties style clothes and a bouffant hair is leaning over her bed reaching towards her. Mom yells to get out of here, and the woman slowly fades into nothing as my dad wakes up. The room is searched and nothing is found. Mom is told it was a dream and the encounter is dismissed. Months later she is watching Unsolved Mysteries and swears she recognizes a girl who went missing from Texas in the sixties who was never found as the girl in her hotel room. Is it the same girl? Was it a ghostly encounter or a dream? No one can say for certain.

So tell me about your ghostly experiences?

What still gives you the creeps when you think about it?

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Many authors claim to have known their calling from a young age. Liz Schulte, however, didn't always want to be an author. In fact, she had no clue. Liz wanted to be a veterinarian, then she wanted to be a lawyer, then she wanted to be a criminal profiler. In a valiant effort to keep from becoming Walter Mitty, Liz put pen to paper and began writing her first novel. It was at that moment she realized this is what she was meant to do. As a scribe she could be all of those things and so much more.

When Liz isn’t writing or on social networks she is inflicting movie quotes and trivia on people, reading, traveling, and hanging out with friends and family. Liz is a Midwest girl through and through, though she would be perfectly happy never having to shovel her driveway again. She has a love for all things spooky, supernatural, and snarky. Her favorite authors range from Edgar Allen Poe to Joseph Heller to Jane Austen to Jim Butcher and everything in between.

Liz would love to hear from you and what you thought of Dark Corners.

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13 comments:

  1. What a spooky incident! :O I have never had any ghostly encounters thankfully! I am terrified of ghosts.

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  2. I haven't really had one either, but I think I would like to have one. However, I should be careful what I wish for :-). I may end up regretting it.

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  3. One night during dinner - my two children, hubby and I are at the dinner table (in our house) - all of the sudden a bottle of Jack Daniels went flying off a shelf and smashed into one of our kitchen cabinets about 8 ft away - it shattered. My husband said..."will you pass the mashed potatoes?" - that was 15 years ago. Recently my son (now 17) and I were in the kitchen and a 2 liter bottle of Dr. Pepper dropped to its side and started spinning like crazy. When it stopped, I placed upright and it did it again. My son said "Well, I guess I'll have water."

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  4. That's creepy! Maybe your ghost is thirsty. :-)j/k. Thank you for sharing, very strange.

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  5. Honestly that story was a bit sad to me than creepy. If it was the missing girl. Yes, I've had encounters, but I usually don't talk about them. Not as interesting as devyndawson's experience tho. :)

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  6. Don't enter me but as I love ghost stories here is one of my own:
    My husband was sound asleep in the middle of the night and was actually woken by *something* tugging hard on his big toe. He could feel it grabbing him thru the blanket. He had to exert a great deal of resistance until whatever had a hold of him - some mischievious ghost or whathaveyou - finally decided to let him go where the sudden release sent him flying back against the headboard.
    As there was no one else around, not even a pet, and the blankets were not tangled or in some way *stuck* around the mattress, him or the bedframe - it seemed pretty convincing to him that someone invisible was playing a prank on the living :P

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  7. Something that creeps me out? Does my ex-husband count? lol I do remember one time when we were looking for some property to buy and we went to check out an old run down Victorian house in the middle of nowhere. I am not a superstitious person by nature but I took one step in that house and I got so cold! The more I walked around in it the more I felt like I had to get the heck out of there. The price on the house and property was extremely low and we could have afforded it easily, but I told my husband there was no way I would ever go in that house again and we passed. I still say it was haunted!

    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  8. I don't know,Julie, part of me would love to own a haunted house. Just not too haunted.

    @M.A.D. That is definitely a creepy story!

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  9. Thankfully I have never had a ghostly experience because honestly.. I would probably freak out. To many scarey movies.

    ruby95660@yahoo.com

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  10. I have a ghost cat that lives with me, well it was here when I moved in. Sometimes I'll be sitting in my computer chair and I'll feel something jump onto the back of the chair with some weight, when I look I expect to see my cat but there is nothing there and the door is shut with no cat in the room. Also I'll make sure when I go to bad that my cat can't get in but something jumps onto the bed and lays next to me and it feels like a cat curled up beside me, but there is no cat. It freaks me out sometimes.

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  11. I had a friend when I was in the 7th grade who invited me for a sleep over. We were sitting in the kitchen nook with her mother and they were talking about psychic abilities and related issues. The curtains behind them appeared to close on their own. When I commented this they told me not to worry it was the ghost of the person who lived there before they bought the house . . . Thank you for sharing this lovely guest post today. I would love to read Dark Corners.

    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  12. K, I have two. One from a long time ago and one more recent. I used to work at a bank and a lot of times I would work the evening shift or Sunday shift. On more than one occasion we would hear someone in heels walking across the floor in the lobby behind us or what would sound like typing on a type writer in the customer service area. The problem was it was only myself and the other teller in the building. No matter how fast we tried to turn around we never got to see anything though.
    The second one I was at my boyfriends house helping him move. I'd had issues in the house before, cabinet doors shaking and stuff. Plus I always got chills in his house, but that night it was worse. We were in the kitchen and I kept telling him I wanted to leave we could come back in the morning. Then the kitchen light flashed on and off. The problem was the electricity had been turned off a few days before that. Needless to say I dragged him out of the house and refused to go back in.

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  13. I used to live in a haunted apartment. There would be these really loud noises in the bathroom. My elderly next door neighbor was actually the one that brought up the idea it was haunted. It got to the point where she would have her son come and stay with her, she was so scared. I had to change rooms with my son, I got so creeped out by him being in that room. I would swear, I would see something out of the corner of my eye. Things would come up missing, or moved all the time. I finally couldn't take it anymore and moved.

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