Ghosts: A Strange Dream

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Just before Thanksgiving (years ago), the wiring in my brother’s house caused a catastrophic fire – completely destroying the home, but more importantly, claiming the life of his youngest 3-year old daughter. Horrific doesn’t begin to describe the details of that night and how the others barely escaped and were injured trying to save her.

Fast forward five years when my own daughter was four. She was having a restless night, so I awakened her to cuddle and comfort. She then told me that she dreamed she died in a fire. She was trying to get out but there was white smoke everywhere and she couldn’t see. (She gave other details that I’ll omit for brevity) She said she wasn’t scared, she just couldn’t see and she fell. She recounted that then she woke up. She never mentioned another word about that dream.

I never asked my brother or sister-in-law about that night because losing their child had a devastating impact on them. Months later, when we (my sister-in-law and myself) were discussing what kind of person she might have been, I asked if I could ask her a personal question about that night. I asked her that besides losing Dee, was there anything that stood out about that experience.

She replied that until they opened the door to leave, the fire was contained within the walls and air wasn’t hot but what she most remembered is that the whole house looked like they were in a cloud because there were billows of pure white smoke.

 

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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
 
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Mob Haiku: In the Bleak Midtown

Asked Joe to come with.
He demurred. So then we took 
him on a Slay Ride.
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Ghosts: An Imaginary Friend?

Sarah Hussey
Sarah Hussey, studies Forensic Science at University of North Georgia (2022)
Originally Answered: What is the creepiest unexplained experience you ever had?

I had an imaginary friend named Angeles when I was younger.

I made her up one day so I would have someone to play with when I was bored. She 

was purely fictional.

When I was about 7, I was playing with her one day and my dad and brother called me to come outside so that I could help them clean the parakeet cage.

I was the only one in the house, aside from my older sister (but she never left her room), so I was basically by myself.

I told Angeles that I would be back in a little bit and I showed her toys that she could play with while I was gone. One of those toys was a little, plastic rocket that was inside a basket on the stairs. I picked up the rocket, told her she could play with it, and I put it back in the basket.

I went outside for a while and I was the first one to come back in. When I came in, I walked back to the stairs, and I saw the rocket was not in the basket anymore.

I looked around and I saw that the rocket was about 10 feet away from the stairs, next to our piano.

There was no way the rocket could’ve gotten out by itself. No physics could possibly be involved either because the rocket would’ve had to get lifted up out of the basket, roll down the stairs, make a 90 degree turn, and roll 10 feet.

And after that, doors would open by themselves, window blinds would spontaneously open, and things would fall off tables.

I stopped connecting with her and a few years later I moved out of that house, and I never experienced anything like that again.

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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
 
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Mob Haiku: Star of the East Taylor Street

Kiki got a perm
The girls thought it looked so cool:
sang “Joy to the Curled!”
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Ghosts: Ghosts of Malta

Readers, here are some stories of haunted places in Malta. Reading the first one made me want to see the others!  Creepy!  Brought to you by Lovin Malta, via Malta Ghosts!

 

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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
 
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Mob Haiku: The First Bro’el

Giac, the Underboss
sent the crew to whack Joe Bats.
‘Twas a Smite Christmas.
Photo: Al Aumuller, World Telegram staff photographer [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
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Ghosts: The Washer Woman

Readers, this one sent chills up my spine!  Read on for more about this ghostly washer woman!  From True Ghost Tales, via The Washer Woman

 

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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
 
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Mob Haiku: O Little Town of Chicago

Rocco stole from Ray
Idiot move! Now he’s A-
way in the Danger.
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Ghosts: Another Doppelganger Tale

Readers, check out this story of multiple doppelganger appearances experienced by one family!  Brought to you by First To Know, via A Family’s Doppelgangers

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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
 
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Mob Haiku: The Chloe and the Ivy

When swag went missing,
the girls shrugged and said “Angie 
we have heard was high.”
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