Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ghost stories and pictures

Found a link on Youtube/facebook to one of my favourite ghoststories 'the Signalman' by Charles Dickens where a man is haunted by a figure who proves to be a herald of impending doom. Harbingers of death rank among the most terrifying ghosts you could ever wish not to meet. There is the banshees whose scream precedes the death of a family member and numerous other ghosts, who legend has it, should you seen them, will lead to your certain death. These include the grey lady of Bury St Edmunds and the black shuck a dog with eyes of fire who roams the fens of Norfolk. My favourite story is of a churchyard where once a year the ghosts of all those who will die in the next year pass though at midnight. Should you see yourself amongst the procession....best start choosing those hymns. It seems rather an unfortunate hazard of ghost hunting to think that one may be risking ones life and sometimes one's sanity in pursuit of the paranormal. However, to date the most dangerous ghost hunts Ive attended seem to involve the old bruise or scratch from a restless spirit. One girl I know did have her chair pulled away from under her but a sore bum seemed a minor price to pay for such an interesting development that certainly livened up the evening.

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