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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Do you believe in ghosts?

Interesting discussion and some spooky tales here.

It was sometime around 11PM and I was laying on the couch watching a tape of Simpsons episodes. The family dog was asleep on the floor next to the couch. My back was to the stairs. When I first heard the noise, a creaking sound - ever so slight, I thought nothing of it. After all, this was a very old house that creaked more often than not. When Fred (the dog) startled and ran to the bottom of the steps, staring to the top, I took notice. By this point, I could hear each step creak as someone or something made their way down the steps. I had not yet turned to look, nearly frozen with fear. Then Fred started barking, not a bark of aggression, but the bark he did when he was happy to see a friend. I slowly turned, fully expecting to see a young woman descending the stair, but saw nothing. I thought briefly that my mind was playing tricks on me, that I was imagining the whole thing. I turned and resumed watching the television, and the footsteps continued. I counted, one footstep for each of the thirteen steps. I could not turn, would not turn to face whatever it was that was now no more than four feet from me. Then, I counted thirteen more footsteps, back up the stairs. I did not sleep much that night, nor for many nights after that.
Hat tip to the White Trash Poet.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting poll results at the end of the diary. A lot of people on daily kos "don't fucking believe" in the supernatural, and a bunch of others with first hand experience.
I think it is interesting people with left leaning politics tend to be either skeptical rationalists, or are spiritualy eclectic & open to the mysterious. There is that paradox amongst many people on the left.

10/23/2005 02:21:00 AM  
Blogger Darrell J. Gahm said...

Thanks for the pimping, Carnacki.

I was pretty surprised by the poll results, mainly because I fully expected the majority of the repsonses to be in the "no fucking way" catagory.

10/23/2005 08:46:00 AM  
Blogger Darrell J. Gahm said...

Carnacki,

I wanted to let you know, that I have continued the series over at my blog, with part II tonight.

Over the days until Halloween, I plan on posting a few more of my personal ghostly experiences...

10/23/2005 09:50:00 PM  

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