Monday, October 29, 2007
spooky stories from rich and kc
here's a halloween extra!
i'm gonna post every day this week with some spooky stuff !
first, here are sharon and my pumpkins--carved 'em last night while flipping between gothika on amc and scooby-doo on abcfamily. boooo!
here are a couple of spooky selections from our pals, rich woodall and kc carlson.
both of them say "not too scary"...
but i think they're scary.
thanks for sharing, guys!
Don't have any real "scary stories" -- just a weird anecdote.
Some 20 or so years ago, I was walking through my apartment one afternoon and was suddenly overwhelmed with emotion -- for no real reason -- so much so that I had to sit down for awhile. After I calmed down, I started thinking about my grandmother (on my father's side), who I hadn't talked to for awhile. She was my favorite growing up. She taught me how to play cards (Poker and about 25 versions of solitaire) and gave me my first beer and her house always had big bowls of M&Ms! For Christmas, she always gave me the newest Peanuts book and for my birthday, she always renewed my subscription to Walt Disney's Comics & Stories (How cool is that?). She also let me store my comics at her house when I went to college (which was a HUGE deal, as I already had accumulated a car-full of boxes). So I spent a little bit thinking about her that afternoon.
Later that night, my father called to tell me that she had died suddenly earlier that day. And, of course, when I asked him when she died, it was the exact same time that I was overcome earlier.
Flash Forward to about five years ago. Once again I was completely overcome, but this time it was though I couldn't breathe. I think Johanna thought I was having a heart attack. After I calmed down, I called my mom -- she was okay. So I had to check on my dad -- only I couldn't call him. He had Alzheimer's and I had fallen out with his wife over his treatment and I had lost touch with her. So, I tracked down my Dad's sister -- who I hadn't talked to since my parents' divorce in the early '70s -- and she said that she hadn't talked to him in awhile, but assured me that he was still alive. She took my number and promised to let me know if she heard anything.
A few hours later the phone rang. It was dad's sister. Dad had died earlier that day, at the same time that I couldn't breathe. (And she was totally freaked out that I had somehow known.)
That was the only two times that that had happened-- to that extent. (I was with my mom when she died). Although, I remember getting an awful headache one day -- worst one I ever had. It started from nowhere and felt like someone had hit me in the forehead with a hammer -- HARD. I didn't think much about it, until a week later when my mom called to tell me that a kinda-girlfriend I had from high school was killed in Colorado in a car accident when she went through the windshield. And of course, it happened the same day I had the headache. But I hadn't thought about her in years, so it wasn't exactly the same thing.
It's not really scary... but kinda creepy/cool
My friend Bruce bought a Barn that was converted into a home about 15
years ago. One of the most beautiful things I've ever seen, on the
outside it looks like a Barn, on the inside it's a very open concept home.
The living room, and upstairs are all open, and the back of the house is
completely a window looking out into his backyard (which is
practically the White Mountains). Incredible place to live.
So I've visited Bruce a couple times, and I jokingly asked if it was
haunted. With out skipping a beat he said "Yeah, but it only really
bothers women." He went on to tell me about late at night hearing footsteps
in the hallways, smelling someone smoking a pipe, and one room that for
some reason most (but not all) women feel very uncomfortable in. He
told me his wife, and most of the women that come through the house get a
cold unwelcome feeling in the same room. He doesn't really know the
history of the house, and said he doesn't tell women about the room, but
they all seem to feel some sort of presence there.
Anyway, like I said, not really Scary, but a decent story I guess...
thanks again, you guys!
smell ya later!