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Folklore: Ghost Stories

GUEST,Den 26 Jul 00 - 02:20 PM
Clinton Hammond2 26 Jul 00 - 02:29 PM
kendall 26 Jul 00 - 02:35 PM
Lonesome EJ 26 Jul 00 - 02:38 PM
Joe Offer 26 Jul 00 - 02:42 PM
Áine 26 Jul 00 - 02:55 PM
SINSULL 26 Jul 00 - 04:00 PM
Lonesome EJ 26 Jul 00 - 04:49 PM
Irish sergeant 26 Jul 00 - 06:40 PM
Mbo 26 Jul 00 - 06:45 PM
katlaughing 26 Jul 00 - 06:51 PM
Mbo 26 Jul 00 - 07:05 PM
MarkS 26 Jul 00 - 08:17 PM
Lonesome EJ 26 Jul 00 - 08:27 PM
Mrrzy 26 Jul 00 - 08:34 PM
GUEST,Allan S. 26 Jul 00 - 08:35 PM
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Subject: Ghost Stories
From: GUEST,Den
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:20 PM

I'm taking the kids camping this weekend to lovely Cape Breton with some friends. They love to hear ghost stories around the camp fire and they've heard all mine dozens of times. Anyone know any good ones or point me in the direction of any resources on the net, or if anyone knows any good ghost songs either there will also be singing around the fire. Thanks Den


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:29 PM

Tales Of The Phantom Ship, by Lenny Gallant is a great one fer around the fire!!

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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: kendall
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:35 PM

are you familiar with the "Leg on the tombstone" in Bucksport Maine? It is in a book of ghost stories called Haunted New England" by Mary Eastman. Published by Weathervane books of New York. Great stories.


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:38 PM

Some good ones here


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:42 PM

Well, I like to sing The Lady of Skin and Bone. There are several versions of the song in this thread (click).
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Áine
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 02:55 PM

There are quite a few good ghost stories in this thread, too.

-- Áine


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: SINSULL
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 04:00 PM

"iT fLOATS"
lITTLE KIDS LOVE IT. THEY ARE SCARED HALF TO DEATH AND THEN GET THE SCREAMED PUNCHLINE "iVORY sOAP". bIG KIDS THINK IT'S LAME. Damn Capslock!

We had a thread recently with "Real" ghost stories. Always fun to say "I know a man who..."


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 04:49 PM

I recently visited Ft Sumner New Mexico, where Billy the Kid was shot by Pat Garrett. The shooting took place at the old fort on the Pecos River, a place which had been used to hold imprisoned Navajos from Arizona, a place they called Bosque Redondo. This was the destination of the legendary Trail of Tears, the forced march of the Navajo in 1862. The Indians had been forced to erect adobe barracks and outbuildings, and Army carpenters had built a large frame officer's quarters there. Hundreds of Indians died at Bosque Redondo, or on the march to it, and were buried in mass graves there. After the Army abandoned Ft Sumner, a friend of Billy the Kid bought it to use as a ranch, and it was while hiding out there that Billy was killed.

Now there is a National Park Service building on the site. The atmosphere in the area is quiet but uneasy,as if you stopped and listened closely, you might hear whispering. I had just hiked around the area and decided to visit the bathroom before climbing back on my motorcycle. As I pushed open the door, I heard the sound of tap water rushing into the basin. I prepared myself to step around the person at the sink as I rounded the corner, heard the tap shut off...but there was no one there. I later asked the Ranger about it, and he said "I haven't heard of that before, but a lot of strange things happen here. Many people find they can't last the night at the campground by the river, they hear voices speaking a strange language, which Native American campers have described as Navajo."

Was it the ghost of a Navajo refugee from the grim days of the Army Fort? Or maybe Billy or Pat, trying to wash the blood off their hands?


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Irish sergeant
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:40 PM

You could tell "the hook" or if you're really deperate, The vanishing hitchhiker. Neil


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:45 PM

Get "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark", "More Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark", and "Scary Stores 3: More Tales To Chill Your Bones," all by Allan Schwartz. Excellent books...some kinda gory, but kiddie gory, you know. Allan Schwartz compiled the stories from various sources, from folk legends, to storytellers, to children in the Appalachian mountains. We own all 3 books and love 'em to pieces. Don't forget to read "The Mexican Hairless" and "The Viper" in book 3.

--Matt


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: katlaughing
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 06:51 PM

Anything written by British author, M.R. James


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 07:05 PM

Oops, make that Alvin Schwartz.


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: MarkS
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 08:17 PM

If you have a bit of time and the kids are in double number age, try reading aloud anything by H.P. Lovecraft, particularly "The Color out of Space."


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 08:27 PM

Ah yes, Mark, the "Cthulu Mythos". Ever read The Lurker at the Threshold?


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Mrrzy
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 08:34 PM

Sing The Flying Dutchman, the Night Stage out of Abelene, Poor Miss Bailey (how old are the kids?), Ann Boleyn, The Suffolk Miracle, the Reaper, and definitely the old lady all skin and bones. All the others I can think of involve raising the dead lover, not necessarily for kids...


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: GUEST,Allan S.
Date: 26 Jul 00 - 08:35 PM

Read some of the poems by the Canadian poet Robert Service "The shooting of Dan McGrew or The cremation of Sam Ma Gee we used to tell them around the camp Fire at Boy Scout camp


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Alice
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 12:34 PM

Check out the threads Mudcat Campfire click here and Mudcat Camfire - 2 click here">click here for more ghost stories, poems, songs, and virtual camping fun stuff.


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Subject: RE: Ghost Stories
From: Den
Date: 27 Jul 00 - 05:01 PM

Thank you everyone for your suggestions and help. Now we're off out the door. A camping we will go...a camping we will go. Den


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