Tag: ghosts

My Family’s Ghost Story

 

What follows is not fiction. This is both an accounting of recent sad events and our family lore. You may chalk it up to superstition, imagination, or the random firings of neurons as the brain flickers out, but I am conveying it to you as it was told to me, and you can make of it what you will.

My brothers and I, and our sister, grew up in a farmhouse that was built over the foundation of the house that had stood previously, which in the 1800s had served as the county poor farm. You could still find chips of pottery and bits of old furniture by digging a few inches into our yard. Our mother kept several old glass bottles she had found intact while digging her garden.

Ricochet COVID Symposium: “Essential” in the Ghost World

 

An empty mall parking lot

My business is essential, at least according to DoD guidelines – our customers build the trucks your cable, power, cell phone, and sundry other utility and delivery companies use to make staying at home a bit less awful. In many respects you could say this shutdown passed us by: you cannot do manufacturing at home, engineers are next to useless after a few weeks if they lack for hardware to test, while everyone else has been needed to answer the phones, place orders, receive goods, and ship. We only had 2 people working from home during the entirety of the shutdown, and 1 person on reduced hours because daycares were basically shut. But our industrial park was otherwise a ghost town tucked behind a ghostly strip mall, with ghostly commuters on drives to work and home again.

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The battleship Texas is one of my favorite things. I love visiting it, I love its history, and I love exploring it. I recently wrote a book about the Battleship Texas. It was released in September. As a result I get to do book signings.  I was with a group of local authors at a […]

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Have you ever encountered a ghost or had a strange, unexplainable event that was so freakish nobody would believe it? I have had a few and in keeping with the season, and trying to get rid of an election headache, I’ll tell you my story. Fresh out of high school, I went off to stay […]

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Are ghosts real?  If not where did this picture come from?  Many highly intelligent people have had experiences they can’t explain and they begin to wonder … We all know someone that has had a ghostly experience, or some strange unexplained incident in their lives.  Maybe you’ve had such an experience yourself. Preview Open

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