Tuesday, October 30, 2007
a couple of spooky stories--and...choopie? from about
as halloween draws nearer, here are a couple more short yarns lifted from about dot com...
When I was about 16 and my brother was 13 we were home one summer day. The house we lived in at the time had a few quirks. The closet door in my brother's bedroom, despite being shut each night, would be standing wide open the next morning. Even after my brother took to placing his dresser in front of it. While home alone sitting in the living room downstairs, we would swear someone was walking around upstairs. Then there was the mystery stain upstairs that no matter how many times you painted over it or with what it always reappeared.
On this particular day, everything seemed normal. We had been playing video games most of the morning, and since the day was getting on we decided to get to work on our chores before our parents got home. We were goofing around, trying to scare each other. We would try to catch each other off guard and scream to frighten the other. Then we would laugh and a a little while later do it again. My brother was still young so he could still manage a pretty shrill scream, and I wasn't bad myself.
My brother headed down the basement steps with a load of laundry and a few seconds later there was the loudest and shrillest scream yet, straight out of a horror movie. My skin broke out in goose flesh and then I laughed and called, "Good one!" over my shoulder. About that time I turned to see my little brother clambering up the basement steps as fast as he could, his face as pale as a sheet of paper. He gasped out of breath. "That one wasn't funny!" I told him it wasn't me, and he insisted it wasn't him, yet we were the only two in the house.
Being a hot summer day, the air conditioning was running so the house was shut tight. No open windows, so we determined it hadn't come from outside the house. It had been to clear and loud for that, and I knew from the look on his face coming up those stairs it hadn't been him. I know it wasn't me, so who else had been in on our game? Whoever it was, won that day. My brother and I never played that game again!
Hovering Shadow Person
I would like to share an experience I just had on July 25, 2007 in N.B., Canada. Where I live is near a grocery store that is owned by my aunt. The store closes at 11:00 p.m. every night. As I was cleaning my dishes, I noticed a car parked at the side of the store at exactly 11:35 p.m., so I decided to go out for a smoke and to see if I recognized the vehicle. As I stood on my patio I greeted my pit bull Trixie, who was tied up beside my house, and focused on the vehicle.
While I stood there, I noticed a black shadow shift changing, lingering and coming close to where I was. The tingle of fear creeped up my spine and I felt my whole head shiver with fear, but I said to myself, "Don't be scared" and watched it go around. When it came back I said, "I see you and know you there." Then it stopped for five seconds and continued to hover as if it were restless. I cupped my hand toward the street light to see if there was something above it to cause this shadow, and there was nothing but a clear night sky.
I went inside my house and asked my daughter, "Do you wanna see a ghost?" She said, "What?" When she followed me outside I pointed out the shadow to her and she said, "Mommy, I'm scared!" I said, "Just watch it and see what it'll do."
The Shadow lasted for an hour and a half until it approached my pit bull and stood watching my dog, then it was spooked by a truck's head lights and it appeared, as if it expanded its wings and flickered and disappeared into the woods. That was the weirdest experience I ever had. Freaky freaky freaky. I do remember thinking about the "Mothman" prophecies when I saw its wings expand and flicker. I know what I saw was real and my daughter shared that experience with me.
and one last thing...
check out this video of an (alleged) chupacabra sighting.
for anyone in the area, i'm gonna be at a store signing at ALTERNAVERSE in millbrook, new york, tomorrow from 12 to 4 to support my pal, nick tapalansky's book, AWAKENING! i'll post something scary in the morning and check in with you later halloween night! have fun trick or treating and don't forget to take--and send in--photos of you in you cool, scary, funny, goofy halloween costumes!
smell ya later!