December 3rd, 2014

50 Day Meme Challenge 2014 - Day 22

22) Do you have a favourite ghost story? What about a personal ghost story?

There are a few popular ones in the village where I live - like the ghost of a young woman and child who drowned on our local beach over a century ago and supposedly is seen and heard (dressed in white, like every apparition in ghost stories) crying for her child and that there was the ghost of an old woman who was seen out in her nightie, calling her cat, conveniently wandering in front of the local branchline train.  When I was a kid, I had a friend who used to live right by the church, where the blacksmiths used to be.  She swore blind that she saw his ghost with his face smashed by a horse that had lashed out; plus she told me that the diamond-shaped portrait inside the church would move and spin at night and she had seen it.

All fanciful stuff, but it scares you half to death when you are a kid.