Tag Archives: Spooky

Flashback Friday – My Grandma’s Haunted House

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Flashback Friday – My Grandma’s Haunted House

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Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 13

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Fandango asks us to look back at an older post of ours that may not have been seen by very many.

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Here is a post I wrote on September 13, 2013.

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WAS THIS HOUSE HAUNTED?

My Grandma’s house always had a spooky feeling to it.   As a kid, my cousin and I would spend the night over there in the back bedroom……even though we were scared of that room.   It felt like something was watching us from up in the NW corner of the ceiling.   One night we heard what we swore were babies crying in the living room, so we sneaked in there to have a look.   The room was dim, but no lights were on.  What we saw was the old rocking chair just rocking back and forth, with no one in it.   Could this have been a ghost, rocking a ghost baby?   I don’t know, but that’s what we believed. There were many more strange things happened in that house.
I will tell more in later posts!
Peace, Love, & Light
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And a little more about it in a later post:

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Here’s a picture of the house today. It looks like a regular old house, doesn’t it? I don’t know who lives there now, but I always wonder if they have weird things happen in there like we used to, all those years ago. It looks about the same as when my grandparents lived there.

My next post will tell more about the creepy things I felt in and around the garage, which is over to the right, and back a bit.

Hope you’re enjoying hearing about my paranormal experiences!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
© 2019 BS

Ghost Riders in the Sky – Song Lyric Sunday – Wild West

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Ghost Riders in the Sky – Song Lyric Sunday – Wild West

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/31/wild-west/

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Today for SLS, Jim Adams, of A Unique Title For Me, has given us the subject of things associated with the wild west. These include, cowboys, horses, gun, hat, western. Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, just click the above link for details, and also to see other entries.

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There are so many great songs for this topic today, but I went with this one. I like everything about it. I like the video, the music, the lyrics, and the thought that it came from an American Indian legend. And, it’s pretty spooky! 🙂

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The Outlaws released “Ghost Riders in the Sky, in 1980, as a studio album, called, “Ghost Riders”. It was written by Stan Jones, and produced by Gary Lyons, on the Arista label.

Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as the greatest Western song of all time.[3]

I read the Wiki article about this song, and this is what it said.

The song tells a folk tale of a cowboy who has a vision of red-eyed, steel-hooved cattle thundering across the sky, being chased by the spirits of damned cowboys. One warns him that if he does not change his ways, he will be doomed to join them, forever “trying to catch the Devil‘s herd across these endless skies”. Jones stated he had been told the story when he was 12 years old by an old Native American who resided north-east of the Douglas, Arizona border town, a few miles behind D Hill, north of Agua Prieta, Sonora. The Native Americans, possibly Apache, who lived within Cochise County, believed that when souls vacate their physical bodies, they reside as spirits in the sky, resembling ghost riders. He related this story to Wayne Hester, a boyhood friend (later owner of the Douglas Cable Company). As both boys were looking at the clouds, Stan shared what the old Native American had told him, looking in amazement as the cloudy shapes were identified as the “ghost riders” that years later, would be transposed into lyrics.[1] The melody is based on the song “When Johnny Comes Marching Home.”[4]

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It has been recorded by many, many other artists over the years, and also recorded in at least ten other languages.

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ippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!

An old cowpoke went ridin’ out one dark and windy day
Upon a ridge, he rested as he went along his way
When all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw
Come through the ragged skies and up a cloudy draw

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky

Their brands were still on fire and their hooves were made of steel
Their horns were black and shiny and their hot breath he could feel

A bolt of fear went through him as they thundered through the sky
For he saw the riders coming hard and he heard their mournful cry

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky

Their faces gaunt their eyes were blurred their shirts all soaked With sweat
They’re riding hard to catch that herd but they ain’t caught them yet
Cause they’ve got to ride forever on the range up in the sky
On horses snorting fire as they ride hard hear them cry

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky

The riders rode on by him he heard one call his name
If you want to save your soul from hell a-riding on our range
Then cowboy change your ways today or with us, you will ride
Trying to catch this devil herd across these endless skies

Yippie-yi-aie, Yippie-yi-oh!
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky
Ghost riders in the sky

lyrics found on Geniuslyrics

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© 2019 BS

Dare to Dream

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Dare to Dream

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And you must dare to do as many things as you dream of… ~ Nastassja Kinski

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This is a dream I had this morning, November 27, 2018.

I was at a library with my daughter and grand-daughter. Not sure where what library it was…never seen it in real life, but it felt familiar.

I’d turned in some books, one of which was called ‘Dare to Dream’ or something like that. There was another name similar, but can’t remember it now. Anyway, it had pink on the cover, and was sort of like those ‘for Dummies’ books, or along those same type of books. Maybe it was ‘Dare to Dream for Dummies’? I’m thinking it was a book on the subject of using your imagination when putting together scrap books. (I’ve actually been trying to get back to my scrap book making, but my imagination has been on the low end lately. I guess the book would help?)

Well, I’d turned it in, but then decided I wasn’t done with the book, and wanted it back to re-check it again. But, I couldn’t find it. I went to the shelf where it was supposed to be usually, but it wasn’t there. I looked all around, but nope, not there anywhere. So, I asked the librarian about it. They said it had already been transferred to their other library across town, and I could probably find it there.

So, we went over there. For some reason we were walking in this downtown area that may or may not have been a real place I’ve seen before. I get the feeling I’ve had dreams about this downtown before. There are tall and old buildings, empty sidewalks, it’s cold and gray, and the wind is blowing. It’s kind of dark and spooky, but still day time. It’s just the buildings, and being in the shade of them that makes it that way.

Well, we finally get to the other library, and go down a cement ramp to get to the door. Just as we get there, a guy comes out pushing a library cart with books on it. He’s actually the guy who does the story time thing for kids at the library (a real person I’ve seen before). I say we were going in just for a minute to find that book I was looking for, but he says they are closing already. Since he was sort of a friend ? he says he’ll let us go on in, but just for one hour. So we do go in, while he busies himself in the office with paperwork.

I look at all the shelves in this library, and finally, finally find the book, and take it from the shelf. Yep, it’s the one…’Dare to Dream’. It’s the same pink cover and everything.

That was all of the dream, but somewhere in there, and I don’t know why, my grand-daughter was sitting in a high-chair.

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I have a lot of recurring dream about libraries (and thrift stores). Do you have many of the same subject dreams? Mine most always have some spooky element to them, too. How about you? I’d love to hear about them! 🙂

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~also posted for NanoPoblano2018

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Just Creepy – Q & A

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Game on – series 2 – Just Creepy

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Here are some fun and spooky questions I found over at ‘A Guy Called Bloke & K9 Doodlepip.

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Q1] Favourite all time creepy monster or villian?

The Fiend, which was a brain that attacked people. It was an old B & W movie around 1958, and gave me nightmares for a long time. I’ve never forgotten it.

Q2] Pumpkin Pie or what is your favourite pie at Halloween?

I like pumpkin pie, but we don’t usually fix a pie for Halloween.

Q3] What is something you most assuredly wouldn’t want to bump into in a darkened alleyway?

A dirty, infested dumpster.

Q4] Have you ever dabbled with the dark side .. l don’t mean Bloody Mary either l mean Ouija?

Yes, both, and more.

PQ5] What’s your most favourite Halloween movie that you just have to watch over, and over and over again every Halloween? [Link Please]

Hocus Pocus.

 

Q6] Are you superstitious? [How so?]

Not really, but I will knock on wood sometimes.

PQ7] If you found yourself trapped in a horror movie which one would it be?

Hocus Pocus, because it’s a little scary and a lot of fun.

Q8] On the subject whilst we are here, have you ever played Bloody Mary?

Yes, and scared half the kids in the neighborhood, who ran screaming out of the house.

Q9] Oh golly jeepers, you have awoken in the night to hear footsteps in the house .. who you gonna call?

No one. I’d get up and investigate.

Q10] So it’s dark and creepy, and you have just been dared to visit the local Cemetary would you do it?

Yes, in a second! Our local cemetery is known to be haunted, but I’ve never had a chance to go out there at night.

Q11] After watching a scary flick, can you just go to bed, or do you have to do something cheery first?

I’d just go to bed. Movies are just pretend.

PQ12] It’s Halloween, you are music master at the party, what are your first five songs going to be played to kick start the night?

Abracadabra – Steve Miller Band

Ghost Busters – Ray Parker, Jr.

Symphony for the Devil – Rolling Stones

Thriller – Michael Jackson

Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley

 

Q13]  Favourite all time scary creepy spooky book?

The Demonologists, by Ed & Lorraine Warren. I had to get it out of the house, and couldn’t finish reading it. Actually, I did later on finish reading it, but still scared me.

Q14] You have been invited to the ultimate Monster Mash party and it’s fancy costume – who are you going as?

A witch. I almost always dressed in costume as a witch when I was a kid, and even later on.

PQ15] Are you doing anything for Halloween this year? If so what?

Handing out candy for the kids who come by trick-or-treating. I’ll put out a few decorations like my ghost tree.

Q16] You are a juinor witch going onto ‘sleepaway camp’, you have to take a familiar with you and your choices are:

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Toad

Owl

Bat

Rat

Critter

What are you going to pick and why?

Black cat. Cats are cool, and we have a couple of black cats already.

Q17] You have been chosen to make the tea cakes for the party and they have to look spooky what are you going to make?

Round tea cake cookies with icing to look like spider webs.

Q18] How old were you when you saw your first horror movie – what was it – provide link?

The Fiend on TV (see above) when I was 7 or 8. At the movies the first one I saw was called, “Gorgo”, who was a dinosaur, or sea monster.

Q19] Are you easily scared?

No.

PQ20] Are you deleting any questions, if so which ones?

No.

Q21] It’s Halloween, you have three choices which do you pick? Party, TricknTreating or staying at home curtain closed watching spooky stuff?

Staying home watching spooky stuff.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

31 Days of Halloween – October 3rd 2017 – Spooky

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31 Days of Halloween – October 3rd 2017 – Spooky

JNW’s Halloween Challenge

This Week’s Challenges: October 1 – 7 (OWPC, WW, JHC)

Today’s prompt word for the challenge is, ‘Spooky’.

To join in this fun challenge, just click the above link to find the deatils. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

HIDE OUT – ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE

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HIDE OUT – ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE

This Week’s Challenges: July 16 – 22 (OWPC & WW)

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This week we have ‘hide outs’. To join in the challenge, and see other entries, just click the above link.

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Here’s a tree I saw in a local park. It had a big thing on the side, sort of hollowed out. That would make a good hide out for some critter, I think.

Here’s the opening to our attic. It is in the garage. It looks spooky up there, and I’m always thinking maybe someone is hiding out up there, or has been living up there for years, and we don’t know about it. I think they spy on us, through little holes in our ceiling. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – ELECTRONIC

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One Word Photo Challenge: Electronic

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Here’s a photo of 2 of my electronic, hand-held games. It’s called 20Q, and is very fun to play. 🙂

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20 Q (the game)

Based on a parlor game called Twenty Questions, Robin Burgener, in 1988, invented a hand held electronic game he called 20Q. He was experimenting with using AI – Artificial Intelligence.

When you turn this game on, it will ask you to think of something for it to guess. It has a display screen that you can read it’s questions, and buttons you can push, to log in your answer, either yes, no, sometimes, or unknown.

This ‘toy’ will ask you a series of 20 simple questions. As you keep answering the questions posed, the device will build on them, to ultimately guess what you were thinking about.

In between the questions, it will make funny comments to you. On the package it comes in it states that it can read your mind. One of the comments it makes, is that it is spooky how it knows what you are thinking. 

It is not programmed. It somehow ‘learns’ from every answer you give, and every time turns out different. Most of the time it guesses right!

I have two of these 20Q games, and have been amazed at how it can even do this. It occasionally does miss the answer, and will make a funny comment about how you can’t win them all. 

I think it is a bit weird to be holding a sort of ‘mini brain’ right there in my hand. Like it says…it’s spooky!

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© 2017 BS

52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK # 3 – SELF-PORTRAIT

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52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE – WEEK # 3 – SELF PORTRAIT

https://thegirlthatdreamsawake.wordpress.com/2016/08/22/52-weeks-photography-challenge-week-3-self-portrait/

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Today the topic is ‘self-portrait’. I think we’re supposed to put a photo of ourself on here. I don’t like most of my photos of me, and I’m the one that usually takes the photos of others. However, I’ll play along. Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I like to get into the spirit of the day. Seems I usually like my sorta spooky photos! It suits me, as I’m all about the spooky, and the ghosts! 🙂

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© 2016 BS

OCTPOWRIMO – POEMS – DAY # 31 – SCARECROW

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Today is the last day of the OctPoWriMo poetry challenge…31 poems in 31 days. It’s been fun again this year. I’ve met some fantastic poets, and learned a few things along the way. Until we meet again, I wish everyone the best in your writing adventures! 🙂

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SCARECROW

The scariest thing I’ll ever see,

Is a scarecrow staring back at me…

What’s going on in that head of straw,

Grinning with his sewn on maw?

Seeing with unblinking eyes…

Take it from me – a word to the wise.

You can’t trust the rustle of wind in his hair…

In a cornfield maze, you must beware.

Go out there on a sunny day,

Believe me you will lose your way.

It’s a trick the scarecrow loves to play…

A ruse to keep you there all day.

Now, if you dare the cornfield row,

And if you feel you really must go…

I’ve warned you well, and now you know…

Never turn your back on a spooky scarecrow.

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