What a fun ghost story today by Angela Scavone! What's better in October than an old village, dressed for the season and a ghostly appearance on Halloween? Angela shares a story about her experience one time on the day the veil between worlds is at its thinnest. Have you had any experiences like this?
I hope you enjoy her spooky story and make sure to enter the Giveaway at the end of the post :-)
When the Veil is Thinnest
by Angela Scavone
Halloween is said to be the night when the veil is lifted between the living and the dead worlds yet most believe it is just a celebration for children and adults alike to dress as their favourite characters and eat as much candy as possible.
Whatever the tradition or the folklore, I believe the veil is lifted on Halloween that only some can see or feel.
Let me tell you a story…
On Halloween day in 199-something, a friend of mine and I decided to start Christmas shopping. We were both off of work that day and decided it was the perfect time to start. We travelled out of town to a small village that boasted great little shops that were full of unique gift ideas. All the shops are set in old houses along a main street, each of the houses were easily a hundred years old and was fully decorated for Halloween.
We moved along main street from shop to shop until we came upon one of the last houses on the block, it was set back off the street and had an eerie feeling to the outside of it. We chalked it up to the age of the house and the spooky decorations. Not wanting to miss a unique gift idea we entered despite our feelings, once inside the eerie feeling persisted and became stronger.
The woman that owned the shop pointed us to the upstairs saying that there were Christmas treasures to be had up there.
At the top of the stairs was a long hallway with two doors on either side, each door was a room that held items for different seasons. The Christmas room was at the end of the hallway, it was a bright room because of the two windows on either side. We entered and began to look at the items on each of the display cases, I went to one side of the room and my friend went to the opposite side. I looked down at one of the little Christmas items and suddenly the room became very dark, like someone had closed heavy curtains over the windows, the air became very heavy and I could feel a presence in the room watching us. I turned quickly to my friend across the room and she was staring at me with the same frightened expression that I’m sure I had. We didn’t say a word to each other but literally ran from the room, almost knocking down two older ladies chatting in the hallway. I ran down the stairs and I was met with the owner at the bottom of the stairs.
“What was that?” I asked.
“Someone was murdered here many years ago, however the ghost only visits on Halloween and only to certain lucky people, who always come running down the stairs.”
I’m not sure what was in that room or what would have happened had we stayed but I’m pretty sure that ghost was not happy we were shopping for Christmas during their Halloween visit J
Angela lives in Ontario, Canada sharing her home with her father and her two much-loved pups (and one evil cat). She currently works for the Board of Education behind the scenes supporting and analyzing student data, however, in her spare time, apart from her avid love of storytelling, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends and concoct dairy free recipes from scratch. Sometimes she wins some and sometimes she loses some – tofu, banana and peanut butter pudding we are looking at you.
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Angela’s latest release A Journey Home is about Stephanie Tyler, an air force captain, whose sole job is to fly overseas to war torn areas to retrieve bodies of fallen soldiers. While executing this difficult duty, a myriad of conflicting emotions makes Stephanie ponder how short life really is and to question her own ability to forgive.
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