Imagine that you are seven years old – a mere child – alone in the house after your parents leave for work. The clock on the mantle ticks loudly, ominously counting off the seconds. Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock.
Quite suddenly, your ears are pricked by the sound of chains dragging heavily across the floor and down the long hallway of your parent’s home. Has the spirit of your grandfather come back to reassure himself that all he has left behind is secure? How soon will he depart, and release you from the terror that he has possibly left the portal open to the World Beyond?
On your sixteenth birthday you hold the clammy fingertips of your classmates at a slumber party séance, having waited until midnight to summon the power of The Ouija. Your friends gasp as the candles that throw shadows across the room flicker and the lens into The Other World begins to sweep across the board.
In the crypt-like quiet that follows midnight you watch from across your room as the doorknob of your bedroom door turns, almost imperceptibly. It creaks ever so slightly, rattling in its casing. You know that it is not a human presence that has come a'callin' – a human most certainly would have been caught by the alarm system.
You don’t think these occurrences could ever happen? Think again. Because they do happen; and they have happened to me. I remember each incident vividly. Ghost Stories And The Unexplained, is a collection of contemporary ghost stories that recount my own experiences with The Unexplained supernatural occurrences in my life.
47,000 words. Twenty-Two Tales in the Full Collection.
Emily Hill is an author of many supernatural titles and the owner of A.V. Harrison Publishing of Edmonds, Washington.
Her first novel, 'Jenkins: Confederate Blockade Runner' [paperback] was published October 2010.
Known as 'The Ghost Chaser’s Daughter', Ms. Hill was brought up surrounded by her mother’s Ouija board sessions, flickering candles, and Tarot cards. Emily spent her youth in New Orleans frequenting palmistry parlors and has always had an intense awareness and respect for all that exists on the Other Side of the Grave.
Emily’s first ghost sighting occurred with she was seven years old. Being alone in her house, after her parents left for work, and as the apparition of her deceased grandfather roamed the house, made Emily forever aware of things that cannot be explained away in mainstream religious dogma, or on scientific terms.
"Ghosts of White Raven Estate" is this author's recently completed second novel. This NaNoWriMo 2012 winner reveals a more sinister side of New Orleans' history -- its Voodoo history!
With Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau ("Widow Paris") as her protagonist -- triangulated between an innocent ingenue and a less-than-innocent priest -- Ms. Hill weaves a wicked story of revenge with the revelry of Mardi Gras 1853 as the back drop. Spoiler alert: In the end Someone dies -- will it be The Priest, or The Voodoo Queen?read more
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