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A True Ghost Story (I’m Not Joking) and the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

When I was a kid, nothing scared me more than Michael Jackson’s Thriller. Okay, that’s a lie. A LOT of things scared me as a kid. I was a scaredy-cat, and I probably still am. I always refuse to watch horror movies and the only reason I even watched The Conjuring was because my friend lied to me and told me she bought tickets to a different movie. Imagine my surprise when the movie started and Bathsheba’s face came on!

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My face was like this the whole time! (probably)

People tell me that the more scared you get, the more likely you’ll be ‘haunted’ by ghosts or whatever. I didn’t really buy it until it really happened to me. I don’t know if you believe in ghosts, but I SWEAR that the story I’m about to tell you is 100% true and not embellished in any way, shape or form. To this day, I still get chills whenever I remember it.

Okay, so here it is!

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When I was about 11 or 12, my parents bought me my first ever camera phone. It was one of those old Sony phones and the camera really sucked, honestly. But since I’ve never had a camera phone before, I decided to take it for a test drive. So I went to my room, started recording a video, and placed it camera side up on my bed. Then I lay down next to it, and read a book.

I don’t even remember how long I left that phone recording there but after some time, I decided toΒ watch the recording. Yes, I was an idiot. I mean, why would I even want to watch a recording of my ceiling? So stupid, right? Also, keep in mind that I had 3 light sources in my room and they were all on. After I pressed play, I left it on my bed and continued reading my book while occasionally peeking at my phone to see if it’s stopped. Here’s where it gets scary.

Around the 5 minute mark, the recording turned dark. AND A WOMAN’S FACE FILLED UP THE SCREEN! I swear I got so shocked! But I didn’t really believe what I was seeing. Until that lady LEANED BACK AND I SAW HER WHITE DRESS! From the angle, she was literally floating above my phone while I was right there reading!

So I did what any sane person would do. I grabbed my phone, ran as fast as I could to my mom’s room to show her. She looked at me in horror, showed my dad the recording and he got shocked too XD

After that day, things started happening around my house. I’d hear my mom calling my name even though she was away on business trips. There would be knocking on doors but no one would be there when we open them. Eventually, it got pretty bad and we moved away.

There you have it, my true ghost story. I know not everyone believes in ghosts and that’s okay. But this is something that happened to me (you can bet I believe in ghosts after that) and even if you don’t believe, I hope you got enjoyment out of reading my horror story πŸ˜€


So yeah, I’m still a scaredy-cat to this day. But Halloween is all about monsters, ghosts, and creepy things that go bump in the night, so I guess I’m going to have to try to be brave just this once. Especially since I’ve been tagged by Kelsey atΒ There’s Something About KM! Thanks again for the tag πŸ˜€

The Halloween Creatures 2.0 book tag was created by Anthony (Keep Reading Forward) for Blogoween, so go ahead and check out his answers and his other Blogoween posts πŸ™‚

Witch
A Magical Character or Book.

narnia

I know Harry Potter is an obvious choice for this one since it’s literally all about magic, but I’ve always preferred Narnia?

Werewolf
The Perfect Book to Read at Night.

Are we trying to get scared or get comfy? If scared, then probably It by Stephen King, because clowns = scary (honestly, I don’t think I’ll ever read this book, but that’s not the point πŸ˜€ ). But if I want to get comfy, then probably a reread like Black Beauty or fairy tale retellings.

Frankenstein
A Book that Truly Shocked You.

I really can’t think of any book thatΒ shocked me? But at this moment, I’m going to have to say Death Note, because I just recently finished the series. The complexity of the characters and the story really shocked me!

The Devil
A Dark, Evil Character.

Winter

Queen Levana from The Lunar Chronicles! And Ramsay Bolton from Game of Thrones!

Grim Reaper
A Character that Should Never Have Died.

SPOILERS AHEAD! Right off the top of my head, I’m going to say L from Death Note. It’s not a book, but my mind was blown while watching the anime! Seriously, go watch it!

Zombie
A Book that Made You β€œHungry” for More.

Actually, there are a few book series that made me want to keep reading non-stop, but here are two of them: Angelfall by Susan Ee and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Bonus: The Raven Cycle, Shatter Me.

Gargoyle
A Character that You Would Protect at All Cost.

The Raven Boys

Probably Noah from The Raven Boys. And Roar from Under the Never Sky. Basically all the characters that deserved better.

Vampire
A Book that Sucked the Life Out of You.

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Pun intended πŸ˜› . No offense to fans of Twilight! Honestly, I don’t think Twilight is an awful book. It just wasn’t for me, and I know that if it wasn’t for peer pressure, I never would’ve read all 4 books. This series was just too long for me and I really didn’t like the characters 😦

Ghost
A Book that Still Haunts You.

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The Kite Runner, hands down.

Demon
A Book that Really Scared You.

I don’t read scary books (I think we’ve covered why πŸ˜€ ), but there was one time a few years ago when I was reading Changeling by Philippa Gregory, I got scared. It’s not even a scary book, but I was reading alone at night, and there was this scene where there’s supposed to be like a werewolf or something, I don’t even remember. But the description of the scene, like with the knocking and such, made me imagine there was something in my room. I got really scared and stopped reading immediately. I should probably continue reading that series. I never got past book 1 haha πŸ˜€

Skeleton
A Character You Have a Bone to Pick With.

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Mare Barrow. She’s the reason why I’m not going to continue reading this series. #sorrynotsorry

Mummy
A Book You Would Preserve Throughout Time.

Don’t make me choose just one!!! I can’t do it. So I’m going to say, I’ll preserve my e-reader so I can read all my favorite books forever πŸ˜›

Creepy Doll
A Cover too Scary to Look At.

I invite you to take a look at some of the creepiest covers on my shelf, A.K.A the reason why I never display book covers πŸ˜€

I’d take photos of my physical books, but I’m a lazy person who refuses to get up, walk the few steps to my shelf, and take pictures…

The Monster Mash
It’s Fun to Be with Friends on Halloween!

Tag Your Friends!

Since I’ve seen a LOT of people post this tag, I’ve decided to tag anyone and everyone whoΒ hasn’tΒ πŸ™‚

If you don’t plan on doing this tag, let me know what your answers would be in the comments! I’d love to read all of them πŸ˜€

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15 thoughts on “A True Ghost Story (I’m Not Joking) and the Halloween Creatures 2.0 Book Tag

    1. Haha it was pretty scary… I’m usually okay staying in a dark room, but sometimes I remember and I’d get super scared πŸ˜‚
      Thanks again for tagging me! Any recommendations for fairy tale retellings?

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      1. I’ve mostly read short story retellings, with the exception of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (which I enjoyed). “The Color Master” by Aimee Bender is an excellent short story based on the fairy tale “Donkeyskin” (or “The Princess in Disguise” in Grimm’s Fairy Tales); and Neil Gaiman wrote “Down to a Sunless Sea” which is based on “The Singing Bone”. πŸ™‚

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  1. Ahh that’s a terrifying story!! I think that it’s easy to believe actually (which maybe says something about me but ghost stories have always terrified me!) Anyway that was a freaky story! Gonna try and not think of it now…
    Narnia is fantastic so I hear you there! Black Beauty is wonderful πŸ˜€ hahhaah good one with Twilight! Kite Runner is such a haunting book. Mare is so irritating! (and good call on that series- it doesn’t get better imo :/ ) And I love your choice of covers!

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    1. Haha yes it really is! So happy you think so. A lot of my friends don’t believe in ghosts so they kept telling me I imagined it (because my mom, my dad, my siblings and I all share the same brain and can see the same thing apparently haha)

      Thank you!

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