I Love The Fall/Autumn Weather

We Get Teased Quite A Bit In The Fall With A Few Days Of Cooler Temperatures To Gradually Return To Hot Summer Temperatures … Hopefully This Time It Will Remain Cool

The other night I noticed a neighbor across the street put up some spooky lights … There was a mixture of purple and orange lights that gave the front of their house a creepy spooky feeling. I did not venture out … I had no idea what may be lurking in the bushes …

It is nice to see others are getting into the spirit of the season.

 

I’ve Been Watching Videos About Hauntings … But Thought Some Halloween Personal Experiences Would Be Of More Interest

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween … dressing up and going from door to door for candy … sometimes staying home and handing out candy … I’ve enjoyed ghost stories, but not the ones where people get hurt …

It’s all right to get scared about an urban legend, as long as it doesn’t have to do with being hacked to death …I’m into the family friendly type of stories where everyone has a good fright or even a creepy feeling … perhaps with a lesson to be learned … 

Enjoy the stories.

Sharon

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Halloween Stories

 

Creativity And Imagination

I Love Antiques … But My Home Looks More Like Granny’s Attic Than A Tastefully Appointed Home

There will definitely not be a home tour of my abode … I just don’t have the talent for this ,,, but I definitely admire those who can .

I don’t know if I could handle a home that is organized and professionally decorated … It wouldn’t be me … I’m basically a kitchen junk drawer or an attic … type of person … It is somewhat embarrassing when I need to have repair people come in … but I’m an old woman … what the heck!

I do, however, admire those who do have a knack for putting things together and creating a home that is both comfortable and interesting … Like the tour we’ll be taking in the video …

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

A Wonderfully Delightful And Delicious Blend To Make A Home

 

Let’s Think Halloween Decor

I Love Halloween And The Fall Season

Many of you may not agree … That’s fine … But for those of you who want to kickstart your Halloween decorating … I have this delightful pumpkin train with ghosts and other wonderful Halloween spooks …

I love pumpkins … and the color orange … I also love trains … This really rocked my world of holiday decor … How about you?

The Pumpkin Express Resin Figurine Is A Wonderful Addition To Your Halloween Decor

I begin my Fall decoration planning early because I also like adding craft projects to my bought decorations … It’s always excellent to add a personal touch as well …On this webside you’ll find lots of recipe ideas and craft projects … I’ll be revisiting them to keep things current …

Be sure to upgrade your cell phone so you’ll have current pictures of your family and holiday projects.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

 

Annoying Ghost

This has been some weekend with Halloween Parties . . . and All Hollows Eve is still a few days away …

I don’t know about trick-or-treat-ers running around the neighborhood.

I have noticed there are some strange things going on … last week and over the weekend … This is the reason for sharing this real ghost story with you.

And, I don’t have an explanation as to the strange paranormal experiences others are having … the veil must have lifted to a degree … or our imaginations are on overdrive …

Everyone has quirks. My friend Joan has a thing for leaving doors and cabinets half open.

Doors are to be either opened or closed. Cabinets, she prefers to have closed, drawers, too.

Everyday when she came home from work, doors were half open, cabinets half open, and drawers pulled out.

She decided she had a ghost that was messing with her.

A few days later, at work, she noticed her desk drawers were opened, the door to her office was half open and the filing cabinet drawers were opened and pulled out. She locked her office, desk and file cabinet before leaving. It was something she did every evening as did others in the office.

The janitorial service the company used would lock the doors of the offices. All the employees had separate keys to their desks and file cabinets.

Joan lived alone and no one had keys to her house.

When Joan’s sister, Holly, accepted her invitation to visit the following weekend, Joan asked her to bring her ghost hunting equipment with her.

Holly arrived with her ghost hunting team late that Friday night. Some were going to investigate the office and others Joan’s house.

Joan accompanied half the group to the office (three others) and Holly stayed at the house to investigate with the other half of the group (also three members).

At each location cameras were set up. They also had EMF sensors (also referred to as The Ghost Meter).

They both saw what they believed to be poltergeist activity opening doors and drawers. It appeared to be almost earthquake activity of doors swinging freely half opened or half closed and the drawers made jumping movements — not smooth openings. The kitchen cabinets swung open smoothly and adjusted to closing halfway.

It was all quite odd.

The group decided to do some research about both locations.

The strange thing was that both Joan’s house and the office building were once owned by the same man in the 1920’s. He was an attorney who was rumored to have poisoned his wife so he could marry his secretary. It does seem fitting that she would haunt both locations, but why Joan’s office and not the one used by her former husband?

With more research and consulting a psychic it was uncovered that the annoying ghost had once worked in the office Joan occupied before her marriage.

As has often been believed that poison is a woman’s means of murder, the psychic reasoned the annoying ghost was slowly poisoning her husband, but he discovered her putting cyanide in his food and drink and would switch plates and glasses with hers. So, in the end she poisoned herself.

It is a strange tale, but why was she taunting Joan who was not a relative and how did she know of Joan’s quirk of not liking doors, cabinets and drawers half or partly opened?

The simple answer is observation. This is how she decided to get Joan’s attention.

The annoying ghost didn’t stay with Joan much longer after the truth was uncovered. Did she want Joan to believe her husband poisoned her? Or to acknowledge that she actually poisoned herself?

Does the truth set one free?

Joan still lives in the same house and works in the same office. She thinks of the annoying spirit from time to time and wonders if she’ll return.

She’s relieved that the ghost only messed with her obsession and didn’t try to poison her.

I hope you enjoyed this real ghost story. I did. It had a happy ending … and gave us a bit of insight into the paranormal.

I’m always searching for answers or some insight into the realm of the paranormal … I’m not so much in getting the wits scared out of me … that has happened, but not something I seek …

I do hope this Halloween Season you and your family will be safe …

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

The Story Of Halloween

This History Channel Documentary I found quite informative and thought it important to share it here.

Bats, witches … plus traditions and legends that led to our celebration of Halloween.

I found this documentary very informative and I hope you agree. I especially like the idea of how Halloween is much tamer than in years past. It is a time for children and adults to dress up in costume and go door to door trick-or-treat-ing or going to parties.

There is definitely something fun about going out after dark . . . and getting a scare or two . . . but it is all in fun without the destructive mischief of the past.

I also found it interesting how costumes have evolved … They are quite involved … and quite expensive as well …

Have a safe Halloween with your family and friends.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sharon

 

Are You Familiar With Ravensblight?

Ray O’Bannon is a talented artist who created Ravenscraft.

Since it is finally fall/autumn, I thought I’d share some of my favorite Ray O’Bannon Haunted Toys.

Of course, it’s The Ghost House!

It also has a Secret Chamber . . .

Well, as I remember the story . . . The house was built in 1820 by Captain Joshua Harsh. Yes, his temperment seemed to match his name. He was a seaman — a Ship Captain as I recall . . . but he was rumored to be a pirate . . . and into the dark arts.

He built this house, but the building only occurred at night . . . not a strange occurance in Ravensblight . . . but all the same, it seemed quite odd.

He did bring home a bride to his new home . . . who was heavily veiled . . . 

And she died mysteriously after lighting the lamp post in the yard . . . do you see it?

That lamp post still burns brightly . . . even to this day . . . inspite of other residents who purchased this property . . . and is still burning as it is awaiting a new owner . . .

This papercraft has a Secret Chamber which I mentioned earlier . . .

That’s what makes this paper craft Ghost House so special to me! I can put some of my own “treasures” inside.

I’ve made several of these in the past and given them as gifts . . . I wonder if they found the treasures I selected for them . . .

It really doesn’t matter — about the “treasures” . . . just that there is a secret chamber waiting to be discovered.

I also added some spooky characters to dress us the place a bit . . . 

There are two sets . . . It is difficult to decide which are my favorites so I have a selection from both sets decorating my Ghost House . . . and, of course, you can do the same . . .

And, my Ghost House has a story all of its own . . . I just did that for my own amusement, but you can be true to Ray O’Bannon and stay with his story . . .

I kind of like having a mad scientists . . . or maybe a coven of witches building this Ghost House . . . and, of course, mine isn’t from Ravensblight, but built in my own hometown . . . which has a colorful haunted history all of its own . . . for those who are interested . . . but not everyone is into ghosts and real ghost stories . . .

Seriously, who wants to know that such “interesting” monsters are haunting their hometown . . . ???

All of these Free Printables are compliments of Ray O’Bannon over at Ravensblight. Just click any of the images above to print out your Ghost House and Micro Monsters.

Thanks for stopping by! And Happy Fall to you!!

Sharon