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Friday, September 26, 2014

Haunted?

 
Do you have abandoned places near you that itch your curiosity about what happened and does it make your imagination take over? Are these places haunted? What stories do you imagine?

I love this topic, but I have limited personal experience. No abandoned or haunted houses in my area. I did a search and did find that we have a haunted lane in Kelowna. I remember the first time I walked down it a short way and it felt haunted.  It’s adjacent to an old house that has been turned into a restaurant. 

Built in the 1890′s for Governor General Lord Aberdeen and named after his wife’s childhood home in Scotland, it apparently wasn’t long until the clip-clop of invisible horses and carriages could be heard rolling down the drive. Seeming to stop for a moment before picking up again, this tormented coach must have dropped off its ghostly passengers before continuing on its way. While nothing had ever been seen, this spooky sound was heard many times over the years.

And I did have an experience with a ghost once. It was in the French Market  Inn in the French quarter of New Orleans – of course.  He was friendly and only rustled paper, moved things around and even through the grout between the bricks of the walls down on the bed.
Out room was beautiful!
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11 comments:

  1. Hi Beverley. One encounter with a ghost is one too many as fa as I'm concerned. But I do like to pick up on the stories that hover just beyond the reach of our conciousness and need plucking. Anne Stenhouse

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    1. It was a friendly ghost, Anne. I think they just wanted us to know they were there.

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  2. That was definitely an exciting story, Beverley. Loved the photo of the room in New Orleans. And the road through the wood is very atmospheric. I can picture a coach and horses travelling down it. Great post!

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  3. A haunted lane; how romantic, maybe thrilling in a chilling way. Being a horse lover, the clip-clop of hooves would enchant me. So few ghostly equines.

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    1. I found it quite different. I thought it would have been the house. An experience has been written up by PSICAN - Paranormal Studies and Investigations Canada

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  4. I love the idea that someone is watching over me. Most ghosts aren't harmful. I did get to see one at the Menger Hotel in San Antonio this year. He was watching us sleep and sitting in the chair in our room. Not a threat at all!

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    1. That is so cool. I was in San Antonio this summer but not the Menger.

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  5. Wow. That is fascinating. I grew up in a teeny community between Mineral Wells and Weatherford, Texas. There were some pretty isolated places, a creek, etc. I used to pretend I was Nancy Drew looking for mysteries.

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    2. You would have loved this lane as darkness settled in. It was really spooky.

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