Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ghost Stories from Gettysburg

On this Weird Wednesday, how about two more ghost tales from children's author, Deb Hockenberry?
 
  Deb's stories of her mother's old homestead have thrilled and worried us for weeks. Today's tales will be no different. Take it away, Deb.
 
My mother used to live close to Gettysburg, PA. I talked to her every day on the phone, and she’d tell me about her previous night’s experiences. A few times, I experienced sightings myself.
 
Dress with mutton sleeves
 
 
One night, Mom saw two children looking and playing with the things on her bedroom dresser. A black arm (that’s all there was) came into the room and made the kids leave.
The arm, according to Mom, looked like an old fashioned dress sleeve...the mutton sleeves that women used to wear. The girl was dressed in a calico dress and the boy was in short pants.
 
 
 
The first time Mom saw the boy and girl she was woken by a noise and went out into the hall to investigate. She pinched herself to make sure she was awake. Mom saw the kids accompanied by a woman in a long dress. They were looking at all the family pictures hanging in the hallway. When the woman spotted Mom, all three simply vanished into thin air.
 
 
 
 
Oh, my, thank you, Deb, for reminding us today that weird things do happen--things we can't always explain.
 
 Find Deb Hockenberry at
KidzTales http://www.debhockenberry.com
Where Can We Have The Party? - Coming soon from 4RV Publishing 
 
Also coming soon from 4RV Publishing, my YA sequel, A Ghost for Shelley.
 
 

2 comments:

Beverly Stowe McClure said...

Fascinating. Ghost stories are so intriguing. I've never seen a ghost, but think it would be awesome. The Civil War era is my favorite time period in history.

Janet K Brown said...

The civil war is an interesting time. Yep, love ghosts.