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Folklore: A Ghost Thread

LadyJean 23 Oct 10 - 11:34 PM
Louie Roy 23 Oct 10 - 11:58 PM
katlaughing 24 Oct 10 - 12:06 AM
katlaughing 24 Oct 10 - 12:11 AM
Louie Roy 24 Oct 10 - 12:57 AM
GUEST,mg 24 Oct 10 - 01:37 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 24 Oct 10 - 04:53 AM
GUEST,Suibhne Astray 24 Oct 10 - 04:59 AM
BTNG 24 Oct 10 - 10:55 AM
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Subject: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: LadyJean
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 11:34 PM

I've been reading "The Telltale Lilac Bush" a collection of ghost stories from West Virginia by Ruth Ann Musick.

It occurred to me there would be a world of ghost stories on the mudcat, and all I had to do was ask. So, I'm asking. Know any good ghost stories?


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: Louie Roy
Date: 23 Oct 10 - 11:58 PM

I heard many from my folks who came out of the hills of West Virginia in te 1800s but they called them Tokens of death and disaster and they really believed in them.I won't repeat them that is a phrase of my childhood I'd just as soon forget


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 12:06 AM

I look forward to reading great stories on here. Love ghost threads. In the meantime, from the Ghosts of Halloweens Past and,

I Don't Believe in Ghosts, but...;

and, another: Experiences with Ghosts and the Paranormal; and, one more:

Just a Little Fun.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: katlaughing
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 12:11 AM

Louie, we cross-posted. I do find the historical references of great interest, esp. as some of my Colorado pioneers came from West VA. I understand your not wanting to bring it all up, though.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: Louie Roy
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 12:57 AM

Kat thanks you I'm sure you listen to some of these stories and I hope you realize I was only 3 4 or 5 and we lived in the backwoods of Idaho so they did leave a fear of lots of things that weren't quite true or far fetched maybe they weren't but in their minds it was the gossip truth and you'd better believe it for they saw it with their own eyes


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 01:37 AM

There is that great song by Violet Jacobs..last Halloween in France. mg


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 04:53 AM

I started up a Folklore: Ghosts thread a couple of years back which features some contributions you might find interesting.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 04:59 AM

Best make that Folklore: Ghosts.

PS - Anyone planning to visit Blackpool Illuminations this year be sure to listen to the stories in the Haunted Blackpool feature.


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: BTNG
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 10:55 AM

from America: The Ballad Tales by Sharyn McCrumb send a shiver up my spine

From the UK: without a doubt Montague Rhodes James. When you look out of the corner of your eye it's there, when you look directly it isn't there, and remember any packages found in the road should be left where they are, especially if they contain hair or nail parings. Enough said......


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Subject: RE: Folklore: A Ghost Thread
From: GUEST,Suibhne Astray
Date: 24 Oct 10 - 11:41 AM

In parenthesis, many common objects may be made the vehicles of retribution, and where retribution is not called for, of malice. Be careful how you handle the packet you pick up in the carriage-drive, particularly if it contains nail parings and hair. Do not, in any case, bring it into the house. It may not be alone... (Dots are believed by many writers of our day to be a good substitute for effective writing. They are certainly an easy one. Let us have a few more......)

Late on Monday night a toad came into my study: and, though nothing has so far seemed to link itself with this appearance, I feel that it may not be quite prudent to brood over topics which may open the interior eye to the presence of more formidable visitants. Enough said.


Monty James - from Stories I Have Tried to Write


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