Monday is the first  of October—I know, I can’t believe it either—which means I’ll post the first of five spooky North Carolina ghost stories next Wednesday. I really enjoyed sharing these with you all last year, so I thought I’d make it a Halloween tradition.

Restless Sleeper

Do the dead always sleep quietly?

According to a 2009 CBS News poll, 48% of Americans believe in ghosts. 22% believe they’ve had a ghostly encounter. Widespread belief or not, there’s no denying ghosts have enjoyed a certain popularity lately, with a plethora of TV shows about hauntings, ghost hunters, and the paranormal. Movies also have a long tradition of relying on ghosts for scares, from the class Poltergeist to the more recent The Ring.

What about you? Do you believe in ghosts? Ever had a ghostly encounter? What are your favorite movies, books, or TV shows featuring ghosts?


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Do You Believe in Ghosts? — 9 Comments

  1. Do I believe in ghosts? Um…yes, yes I do, having had some actual “experiences.” Am I afraid of ghosts? Um…no, no I’m not.

    But I do love hearing spooky tales like the ones I listened to as a child, the ones the adults told when they got together on the front porch of an evening…the ones that made tingling chills shoot through my body and made the hair on my arms prickle.

    • My Dad and Granny used to scare me out of my wits with their stories when I was little! I remember being afraid to look out of the windows once we went inside off the porch, because I was convinced I’d see something awful staring back. 🙂

  2. There’s definitely something out there, whether it’s ghosts, echoes of the past, energy we create from strong emotions…who knows. I love a good ghost story, though!

  3. I like ghost stories, and loved Ghostbusters. LOL! Do I believe in ghosts? Not really. But I will admit to getting creeped out in some places. Not logical, but no one says I have to be. (grin)

  4. Ghosts scare the crap out of me, and I don’t know why because I really don’t think most of them have any malevolent intent. But then, I will never watch The Ring or Poltergeist again, either. My favorite Halloween movies are The Nightmare before Christmas, Hocus Pocus, Practical Magic, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. 🙂

    I LOVE HALLOWEEN!!

    • The Nightmare Before Christmas is awesome. My ex-boss would bring the soundtrack to play at our yearly Christmas party. *snicker*

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