A ghost, or specter, is a spirit that separates from a body and continues to exist after death. This can involve historical figures ranging from queens and politicians to writers and gangsters, many of whom died early, violent or mysterious deaths. Many not knowing they are dead continue on as if they were still alive. Others realizing they have ceased to live in the mortal world, do their best to get the attention of the living and maybe even their help to move on to the "next world".
Ghost can haunt places, objects, or even people. And some have said they have seen animal ghosts. Even if you don't see a ghost there are ways to capture evidence. Photos are a good way. Orbs and shapes of people have been caught in pictures. Also EVP's (electronic voice phenomenon) have been heard on tape.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, they have created enough interest to where people have "hunted" them either by hobby or for a living. The number of television shows depicting ghost hunts are climbing. I am a believer, I have encountered apparitions, caught evp's, and have the feeling of being watched while home alone.
I decided to write a fun ghost story, one that kids will enjoy reading and not hide under the covers when night comes. My ghost is fun, friendly, and maybe a little pushy. But all in all, he is one "live" character, if you'll pardon the pun.
Until the next post....
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