So it is the week of Halloween – please see here just in case you don’t know how incredibly excited I am for this holiday – and I thought that to get everyone in the mood for spooks, I could tell you some of the rather ghostly things that have happened to me over the years.
- When I was around nine years old, I went to a log cabin with my Brownie pack for a weekend away. We got there, and because it was a pretty old building in the middle of the forest, we instantly decided it was haunted. So we got out our disposable cameras (we were so technologically advanced) and began photographing everything that we saw that was vaguely suspicious. I remember several things, including some red lights that looked like eyes and some writing that was scrawled on the side of a shed. We were such little detectives.
- This wasn’t really a case of genuine spookiness, but when we were on our Duke of Edinburgh expedition we were discussing The Blair Witch Project for ages and we thought it would be an amazing idea to put some sticks in the formation outside our friends tents. Needless to say hilarity ensued because they were absolutely terrified.
- Funnily enough actually, on the same expedition we were walking through a forest and we were talking about various creepy things and then my friend’s phone started ringing and scared us so much. Did I mention that her ringtone was a demonic baby’s laughter? Yeah, so we were all suitably freaked out for a while.
- I was at a sleepover where we had just been telling ghost stories, and one of my friends was asleep in an armchair and had been for several hours. She was still sleeping, but she suddenly rose up from the chair and went “Uhhhhhhhhhhh” with her hair covering her forehead and we all screamed. Okay, it wasn’t that scary, but we were already freaked out by that point.
So these are some of the things that have happened to me in the past few years. I’d love to hear some of your spooky happenings, leave them in the comments!