With Halloween coming many of us will be writing scary stories, or telling of our adventures passing out candy, or going with the kids to gather it, but how many of you have really seen a ghost?
What exactly is a ghost? Are ghosts no more than a distant memory of someone who has passed on, a brief gust of cold air that seems to pass right through you, a lost soul who feels like they still have things to do before passing over, or an evil being whose only purpose is to scare the beejeezus out of you.
I shared a story with you a couple years ago called Tracks In The Snow, that tells of a crying baby upstairs, tracks from unknown origins, and the passing of a man who never really left me.
Whether or not you believe in this sort of thing, I know that just a little sound will sometimes give me goose bumps, is this my imagination or was that screech something I should pay attention to.
That cold breeze that just passed through you, did it really happen, or were you mistaken?
Memories of your loved ones can give you a strong feeling, some long gone or recently passed can feel like they are looking right into your soul, pay attention to these feelings because they are real, a dearly departed loved one may just be looking in on you, or one that wasn’t so dear can be just messing with you.
Either way you are getting a message, whether you want it or not it is real. Are you just getting a flashback of a strong memory, or is a ghostly being trying it’s best to scratch its way into your soul? I tend to go for the latter.
Are there such things as evil ghosts or are they all just folks who don’t realize they are dead yet? For those that don’t know they are dead yet how do we help them along? I say stay the hell out of their way because you don’t want to go along for that ride.
And for those that are just evil I say the answer is exactly the same, stay the hell out of their way because playing around with an evil ghost will take more than Casper to save you.
Laying all jokes aside I believe in an afterlife so to say, whether our spirit hangs around for a while to check in on loved ones, maybe to help the ones left behind cope, or simply because they don’t realize they are gone yet.
Either way if you have the chance of an encounter with a ghost, my suggestion is to sit real still and enjoy the experience, because if you jump up and run away screaming, you stand the chance of running into something and hurting yourself.
What is your opinion about Ghosts and have you ever seen one?