Readers, this is a true, first-hand experience – from my first hand. 🙂 I regularly walk at a path around a small lake. It is peaceful and scenic and quiet. There are sometimes a few other people but everyone is respectful and pleasant. Today I walked along my usual path and saw an elderly woman seated at a bench next to the shore. She turned and smiled at me as I walked by and remarked how beautiful it was. I agreed, we smiled, and I walked on. On my second lap around, I saw her seated at the bench still. I paused to take a sip of water (a few seconds) and when I looked up, she was gone…nowhere on the path which was completely visible, and not on the bench. There is nowhere else to go. Like the other ghost I once saw, this one appeared to be 100% not a ghost – it was only when she inexplicably vanished that my mind went there. What do you think? Comments welcome!
To learn more about real ghosts, please see About Ghosts: A Useful Handbook. For some great ghost stories, please see Death Be Not Loud, Rest In Fleece, and Sepia Seepage. To learn about ghosts in modern fiction, please see Infectious Ghosts. And so much more, at: Jan’s Amazon Page