Do you believe in ghosts? Spirits? Things that go "bump" in the night? I confess that I do believe in them. I know a number of people--all well-educated and completely trustworthy--who have had brushes with "otherworldly" experiences. In fact, my best friend is one of them! But that's her story to tell.
I have my own to tell!
Several months ago, an old flower arrangement in my bathroom was inexplicably thrown to the floor when no one was in the room. I had gotten up to go to the bathroom at about 3am and when I came back in at 7am, the arrangement looked as though it had been lifted and forcefully thrown to the floor. Flowers and leaves were everywhere! I was sleeping in the den at the time and the doors to the back of the house were shut--so the dogs weren't to blame either. I jokingly blamed it on my mother's spirit, trying to tell me to get rid of the old arrangement and put something better-looking in its place.
Then just last week (right in time for Halloween, I suppose), something else weird happened. I was digging through the desk drawer and found an old picture of my father as a little boy. It was such a cute picture of him, wearing overalls. Mom carried it with her in her purse. I also found a note that my father had written to my mom from 1960 or so that she carried, and a photostatic copy of their marriage license. All these were so neat, I pulled them out and put them on the desk to take to Hobby Lobby and have framed.
Just before I got ready to leave the house, I moved the little pile of documents and the picture to the coffee table so I wouldn't forget them. I got ready to go, picked up the little pile, and left the house. When I got into my car, I checked to make sure I still had everything. The little picture of daddy was gone. I retraced the few steps I had taken (just from the house to the car)--nothing! I looked everywhere--in the drawer where I'd found the picture, the coffee table, under the coffee table. It was totally gone!
Call me crazy, but I think mom took it because she likes it so much! Just to be on the safe side, I told her it was okay, that she could have the picture if she wanted it. It's totally the kind of thing I could see mom doing!
How about you? Any ghost stories you'd like to share?