Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ghost Stories

It probably wouldn't surprise anyone that one of my favorite things are ghost stories.  We humankind have been fascinated with ghost stories for thousands of years.  They are written about, portrayed on screen, and told with skill of a tale worth telling.  Of course my favorite is the ones told with skill. I especially want to hear a great ghost story in the fall; something witnessed, something that has been spoke of for years, but especially never proven.  It leaves you kind of wondering if a place really is haunted...or not.

The picture above is a little country church in our county.  It seems harmless enough but, it is supposed to be haunted.  Of all of the places to be haunted I wouldn't suspect a church.  So I took a peak to see what was so scary.  Supposedly when you knock on the door sounds are heard within the church, sometimes choirs, footsteps, and strange lights.  

On some nights it has been said funeral sessions can be seen at the church.  The one thing that helps fuel the tales is; that for a rural community with little to occupy teens, it becomes a trip of bravery to visit on a dark night.

We have one other spot in the county told to be haunted.  Everyone always wants to know where it is.  In the day it doesn't look so scary.  

 But, in the night all graveyards look pretty creepy.  You are supposed to see a green light go past your car and then a man with a green lantern walks by.  This story is so old people don't even recall who the man is.

Here under the full moon I am not seeing any green lights...

 but, it may be just too light out.  

Go over and visit these sites for some fun favorite things.
I will link to:
Outdoor Wednesday  at A Southern Daydreamer
My Favorite Things at Bargain Hunting and Chatting With Laurie
Seasonal Sundays  at The Tablescaper


16 comments:

La said...

Great post and photos, Sherry! My house is haunted. Our resident ghost has been quite for a while now, but you just never know when she will start playing tricks again.

Happy Halloween! La

Momma Button said...

I LOVE ghost stories!! I would go exploring the old church with you any day!! We have a building on the university campus and the old hospital here that are reportedly haunted. I would love to check them out..........maybe I'll get brave enough to do so.

Pat said...

Fun post, Sherry! Great photos, too!

SavannahGranny said...

Love the stories and the photos. Back in the 50's, my father taught me to drive in a cemetery. He said "I couldn't kill anyone there". Hugs, Ginger

Betsy B. said...

We have a similar church with ghost stories in our area. It is called the Chapel of Rest of all things.

bj said...

booooooo......BOOOOOOOO...I love scary stories and movies better 'n anything.!! :)

eileeninmd said...

I like ghost sories too, wonderful photos.

Debbie said...

One of my favorite things is visiting very rural places like old churches and the like. There is just something about them that I love to explore.

I'm just not a cemetary girl though.
My middle name is Chicken.

Splurgie said...

Great photo of the night sky. You're right, there's nothing better than a well crafted story.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Great post!

I too, love old tales, handed down in my part of the country. I try to tell them to Grands, so they won't be forgotten. :-)

Oh and thank you for the Butternut Bisque recipe! Husband made it and we loved it.

Gentle hugs...

Donnie said...

That was so made for Halloween telling. I only lived in one house that I would say was haunted. It was not a happy place and we were so glad to move out.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

You would get along great with my daughter...she loves to be scared. I am such a chicken, a graveyard at night freaks me out!

Marian said...

I'm so glad I found your blog. Enjoying it so much.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sherry...

Oooh...your last photo is awesome...and spooky! I guess everyone loves a good ghost story from time to time! They always "spook" me out! I even enjoy watching Ghost Hunters on TV but won't watch the show unless my honey is with me...yep, that's how spooked I get! Hehe! Thanks for sharing your local ghost stories with us...a fun post, my friend!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Sherry, you are so brave! That does look kind of spooky. Thank you for taking us along. I'm glad you were with me! I might have been really spooked without you. laurie

The Tablescaper said...

I'm no scaredy cat, but that does look scary - perfect for the season!

Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

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