Friday Plot Swap~ Spirit Style

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Spirited 13 Haunting Tales 

What other topic would be appropriate for today's plot swap than ghost stories? 
First, I have to admit I'm a big, fat chicken! I don't watch scary movies. I don't read ghost stories and researching for today's post will most likely give me nightmares for days. 
But, here is what I have for you. Hope you enjoy it while I am sleeping with my lights on! 

They see dead people:
Great article~ COMPLETELY freaked me out.
Sarah, just a toddler, refused to come downstairs until "he" left. Looking around, there was no one in the living room but me, but there Sarah sat, on the top of the stairs, peeking down between the banister rails and refusing to come down. The man was bad, she said, and she wouldn't come down until he was gone. After several minutes she told me he had put his jacket on and was leaving. And finally, she came down.

It inspired Stephen King to write The Shining. 
Need I say more?
The Stanley Hotel has many ghosts, but none of them have ever been violent, a rarity in the U.S. haunted house business. Room 481 has the most paranormal activity, as well as the entire fourth floor on which it's located. Children are heard playing in the hall, piano music drifts from a supernatural source, and a strange man has been reported appearing in people's rooms before going into their closets and vanishing. 

The article list several other haunted places. I didn't read all of them because I was getting goose bumps. I knew about the Stanley because one of my dear friends got married there. I attended the wedding, but we stayed at a different hotel!

and, last, I found this:

Ghost Hunting: A Spooky Science

If you needed an new an interesting way for a couple to meet, one of the articles I found about ghost hunting was an advertisement for classes. Now, that would make an interesting start to a relationship!

So, swap with me! What's your favorite ghost story? Are a you a horror fan or a yellow belly like me? 

Spirited Anthology

Thinking about Thursday

Spirited 13 haunting tales

                             This isn't exactly a book review. Mostly because I'm pretty sure the prerequisite for reviewing a book is that you read it and you see that haunting cover above? I'm not sure I can read it!
                              I may write romantic suspense about creepy stalkers and chill-inducing serial killers, but ghost? Especially spirits of children? Um, no. They freak me out. Like, "can't wash my face because I am scared to close my eyes alone in the bathroom" FREAK me out. 

                              But, that being said, this would be a freak out for a good cause. 
From Amazon:
With this celebration of things that go bump in the night, Spirited authors hope to slay the specter of illiteracy that plague our youth. All proceeds from Spirited will be donated to 826 National, a non-profit organization that offers free after-school tutoring, workshops, and in-school programs because "strong writing skills are fundamental to future success."

So, I'm torn. Fight illiteracy or fight nightmares? 

What about you? Do you like ghost stories? Does your imagination ever run away with you even as an adult? What freaks you out? 

Be sure to come visit tomorrow for the 

I swallowed the heebie-jeebies in my stomach and found some plot-producing stories of the supernatural for you!