Savannah Spooks: The Legend of Alice Riley

by Jacqueline Patterson @jacpatterson

You feel the silence like a weight on your soul. Above you, a hiss of wind shifts the moss dangling from the rows of dying oaks.

Witches’ hair, the locals call the moss.

Tonight, in the heavy atmosphere, you’re almost ready to believe there are faces on the other side of the moss.

One of the South’s most haunted cities, Savannah allegedly has a ghost on every corner. Tourists who know nothing of the legends call police when they run into a distressed soul, only to later discover the one seeking their aid has disappeared.

When … read the rest. . .

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Two Books to Read This Week

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

Last week it was cloudy. Windy. A bit rainy. And, yup. A carnival came to town. Did I go? Puh-leese. Do ducks eat hippopotamus? Of course not. I’m all for a good scare, but on my own terms. I certainly don’t need my own version of Something Wicked This Way Comes.

But all y’all know I love thriller suspense and ghost stories, yah? I’m not talking those icky, gory, demon-possessed movies, although I wouldn’t mind seeing Stephen King’s IT before it leaves theatres. [Note to self: buy movie ticket for friends. There’s safety in … read the rest. . .

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Five Things Friday: My Favorite Ghost Stories

by Molly Jo Realy @MollyJoRealy

It’s late. It’s always late when I blog. And for the last few nights, Catford Manor’s hallway has been the feline focal point of things unseen.

You cat lovers, y’all know what I’m talking about. The furfamily pricks their ears, squints, and scurries into the shadows to meow at . . . nothing. At least I hope it’s nothing. Every night, I hope it’s nothing. When we first moved in so many years ago, the cabinet doors and drawers liked to open on their own about once a week. Until I let who–or … read the rest. . .

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Photoblogger William Kendall: The Haunted Chateau Laurier

by William Kendall @WilliamKendall1

Ghost stories abound throughout the world, from isolated homes in the countryside to small towns and even large cities.

Especially when October comes around and our thoughts turn to ghosts, goblins, and jack-o-lanterns. Such is the case in Ottawa, which has a wealth of ghost stories in some unexpected places, and even a tour company, the Haunted Walk, with several tailored tours of the city’s core and spooky stories that go along with it. One of those locales just happens to be our most prestigious hotel.

The Chateau Laurier is right downtown, on the east bank … read the rest. . .

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INVITATION: Harbingers, Cycle One, Book Two

by Molly Jo Realy @RealMojo68

This week I read Book Two: The Haunted, by Frank Peretti.

SPOILER ALERT: Do not read any further unless you want to know how the story goes.

Are you sure?

You’re still reading.

I’m giving you enough screen scrolling to avoid it.

Okay, you’re still here.

All right, folks. Strap yourselves in. This one is a wild ride.

Okay, for starters, can I just say I love a book that stays with you even when you’re not reading it. I’m not talking like, “Oh, yeah. It’s on the coffee table.” or “Of course. It’s in … read the rest. . .

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