A very personal ghost story

I don’t like Halloween. I don’t celebrate it, and find it tacky and commercialised. But I have decided to re-post this personal-and true-ghost story, in the spirit of the season. Many of you will have read it before, so this is for the new followers and readers only.

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Now that Halloween has passed, I can publish this tale of a personal experience, something that happened to me in the late 1980s. If I had posted it on this blog yesterday, it would surely have been regarded as little more than a seasonal spoof. I can assure you that it is not.

I have never really believed in the supernatural. Ghosts, apparitions, reincarnation, life after death, and all things associated with these. Not that I wouldn’t have liked to, it just didn’t seem plausible. Psychics can often appear to be very accurate. They claim to know things about you, even to be communicating with a family member, long since dead. Unfortunately, their ‘gifts’ are very easily debunked, and like most of these things, it has to come down to simple belief. And I don’t believe it.

My paternal grandmother was a great character. She had a very dark complexion…

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14 thoughts on “A very personal ghost story

  1. Thanks for reposting this. I hadn’t read it the first time around. I’m no great believer either and I’d go with your explanation too but yes, some things can’t be explained.

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  2. I think I would like to see my mum and hold her hand again, even if just for a moment, she used to be in my dreams a lot after she died, but I never felt they were real happenings. Your grandma sounds a lovely person.

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  3. 😳 wow!!!..

    Believable.. I had a similar experience when my mum died..
    and again when my dad died.

    And just recently… when I lost a very close and dearest co- worker and friend..

    I tried not to say it to much people because it doesn’t sound too .plausible….. but it was very real to me

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