Eerily Enchanted

I remember telling ghost stories at sleepovers when I was a young girl.  Some of the common ones made their rounds, but there were on or two that even now kind of spook me out.  What is about scary stories that we like so much?

I stumbled across Enchanted when I was looking for my “E post” for this challenge and couldn’t get the story out of my head.  It ALWAYS creeps me out when kids are used in the story; especially kid demons, zombies, or ghosts.

I thought this story was wonderfully visual.  I could see this, like a movie, playing on a screen in my mind.  We aren’t exactly given a perfect idea of the time which this was set at the beginning but I imagine the little girl in a blue and white dress, her long brown hair flowing.  I’ll bet that the people that live in her house in the future might see her dart behind the trees of the house, or even laughter carried on the breeze when she is playing with the other children.

Have you ever toured through an old house and felt something or someone walk behind you.  Your hair stands up and you feel this cool brush or air crawl up your back.  You turn around quickly but there is nothing there.  Maybe you are downstairs watching TV late at night, and during a quiet moment between commercials you hear the stairs to the attic creak, like someone was walking on them.  You are confused, because you know you are alone in the house, but those stairs only make that noise when someone walks on them. *insert creepy music*

Personally, I love old houses.  I sometimes will pull over to take a picture if I see one because I’m curious about the people that lived there.  What their story was like.  You know?  Did you have a story that used to scare you when you were a kid?

6 Responses to Eerily Enchanted

  • It is kind of eerie this happened again; the person I referred yesterday about dragons, Stephanie Ingram, wrote another post on your subject you posted today. Spooky.

    http://stephanieingram.com/2016/04/06/atozchallenge-visitors-from-beyond-escaping-the-eddimu/

    I enjoyed “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” when I was a kid. The classic “person hiding in the back seat” story always seemed to make me think, “LOOK IN THE BACK BEFORE YOU GET IN!”

  • I love old houses too but have only been in one that I can remember and it I wasn’t scared.

    I always get creeped out watching movies about evil kids. That movie Orphan with crazy Esther who was supposed to be a 9 or 10-year-old girl but was really an evil grown woman. Creepy!

    I saw a group of photos at the county fair a few years back. They were pictures inside a winery (I’m guessing in Napa County) and they were photos of ghosts! Those pictures really gave me chills, you could clearly see a woman in old fashioned clothing walking around the winery.

    I’m visiting from the A to Z Challenge.

    • I would love to see those pictures. I’ve seen some on the internet, but nothing like that. Good luck with your A to Z Challenge! 🙂

  • My mom used to tell us a story that she swore was true about her and 3 other siblings and a ouiji board. She said that they sat at the dining room table one night and asked the ouiji board questions and that the table legs tapped out answers. She said her mom (my grandma) found them in the kitchen and broke things up and told them never to invite the devil in her house again. Still makes me break out in goosebumps when I think about it.

    • Oh man, I’ll bet! There was a time when I “played” with a ouiji board when I was a teenager and when we asked who was answering questions it spelled out the “Devil.” Scared the life out of me, and anytime I would spend the night at this girls house I would make her put the ouiji board in another room.

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