Caleb was just over and we watched the SCARIEST haunting show on Discovery Channel! It was all about this family who moved into an old house in Derby, Connecticut. Creepiest sh*t ever! I haven't been that freaked out since this summer when I read a certain bit in tharain
's book-in-progress about the alien vampire people he kept seeing. My eyes teared up from being so scared during that TV show and Caleb, who can easiliy sense ghosts, was hiding under a blanket going, "Shut the f*ck up!" I'm still a little scared and thus the sound of Luckie dragging around a large piece of bubblewrap in the dark bedroom is creeping me out.
Incidentally, the most haunted places I've ever been:
It's well-known for its ghosts but yikes, you really feel it. I'm not the most "sensitive" person but when Caleb I visited last May, we went onto this one block and instantly I knew something was wrong... it was too dark, too quiet, and something was watching us. Caleb confirmed this for me because he knew exactly where it was. I later realized we were only a block over from "The House," a.k.a. the mansion in From the Garden of Good and Evil
. Other spots in the city have feelings less malevolent.
This city is about the same age as Savannah only considerably nicer and more sophisticated. Again, there are ghosts hanging out in the gardens and porches and cemeteries. Caleb felt one very strongly when we were there a couple of years ago. I think that was the one that touched his shoulder.
Well, big duh on this one. The one time I was there Caleb and I were walking through the Garden District, actually only a block or so from Anne Rice's old house, when Caleb said there was the ghost of a woman there on the sidewalk with us, he was dead certain.
Coincidence that all three cities are all colonial port cities?
Another place I know is haunted is my friend Eleanor's house in Inman Park. It's actually a B&B and the bottom floor bedroom and bath are haunted. I've gone in there and something always happens on my way to that bathroom or in there, like the tap going on, door creeking, vases trembling for no reason. There's also something up by the ceiling above the door in the hallway leading into there. The whole long hallway is wrong, like darker than it really should be. The fact that Eleanor has a big collection of rather disturbing original Weimar prints on the walls there makes it even worse.
After that TV show, I don't want to mention it, but this office is haunted too. I know for a fact a man died a few feet from here. During construction of the fire staircase, which is just on the other side of the wall, a worker fell five stories and died. Lovely. Caleb says he's not mad, but he's here and does small things.
Eeek, now I'm creeped out!