I want to start with a big congratulations to the Splash into Summer winner, Leah Miller! She is starting a new book blog, http://leahraemiller.blogspot.com. Stop by and check her out!
Next I want to talk about 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, it is the middle of the night, 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 clothes and a bouffant hair style 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?