Thursday, January 24, 2013

Behind the Blog 36: Do You Believe in Ghosts?


Behind The Blog is a meme to help bloggers connect their life and interests to the content showcased on their blog. The co-hosts Faye Kathe and Melissa will provide a different topic, idea, or question every week that bloggers can relate to themselves and the books, films, or media they find interesting!

The topic of ghosts is one that usually comes up when we're children gossiping about haunted houses and freaky moments. So this week, I would like us to talk about ghosts as grown ups. Do you believe in them? Do you have any particular ghostly stories you'd like to share with us? Or is there a reason you simply don't believe? What about any of the haunting stories you heard growing up, would you like to share it with us?

In relation to media, what are some of your favourite ghost stories?

I do believe in ghosts, just because I've had some odd experiences, as have some of my friends. A few years ago, my family and I lived in a house that the previous owner had died in. We always heard strange, unexplained noises. My sister swears that on a particular night every week, if she went into the garage, she would hear water running on the roof as if it were raining, when it wasn't even cloudy outside.

The strange thing is, we think that he followed us to each of our subsequent houses. From what I've heard, most ghosts like to stay in their final resting places. The thing is, we actually had a tree fall on that house. So, maybe he didn't like the fact that his home was disturbed and decided to follow our family? I don't know, but there have been some odd experiences in each subsequent house. In the hourse we're in now, we'll often hear the sound of footsteps, when no one is up walking around.

A good friend of mine has also recounted some pretty eerie experiences about seeing some of the ghosts of her family members.

With the combination of my own experiences and those of my friends, it's hard not to believe.


As for some great books and movies about Ghosts, I'd definitely recommend Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys. Each of these series has several books that deal with spooky ghosts.

Moonlight Dancer
Moonlight Dancer by Deb Atwood, which is a historical, romantic ghost story.

And of course I would be remiss if I didn't mention classic ghost oriented movies like Casper and Ghost These are just a few of the great movies and stories involving ghosts. 

What about you, do you believe in ghosts? What are some of your favorite books or movies about ghosts?

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Ashna Banga said...

Those are some scary incidents! You sure are brave enough! I believe in them but have never encountered anything (thankfully!). I've heard real stories though, especially based in hilly regions :|

I'm currently re-reading A Christmas Carol, so yeah, through books I'm in contact with some spirits ;)

And yes!! I like Casper too! :D Here in my country, there's a lot of superstition regarding the supernatural, I think. (Okay, maybe not "a lot", but we've always had TV programs - fiction and real stories- surrounding ghosts.) I used to watch a lot of them earlier!

emaginette said...

I believe that death is not the end. So, I guess, I believe in souls and that ghosts make sense.

Okay, yes, I believe in ghosts too.

Melissas Midnight Musings said...

@Ashna: Being in contact with ghosts through books is most likely better than in person. :) I've always been a big fan of supernatural/paranormal shows. What shows did you used to watch?

@Emaginette: Glad to know I'm not the only one who believes!

Faye (Daydreaming_Star) said...

Those are definitely some freaky things. A small part of me is trying to think of all the logical reasons those things could happen but I do try to be open-minded!

I LOVE Casper! Totally forgot about him!

I also just remembered Ghost Whisperer too, oops! But that's not books or films to be fair...

Great post Mel :-)

Melissas Midnight Musings said...


I tried to think of rational explanations when they happened, but I couldn't come up with any, either.

Ghost Whisperer is a good one, totally forgot about that!