Ghostly encounters and spooky spectrums: A Civil War ghost gets a second chance in Haunt My Heart

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I’ve never had a paranormal encounter of any sort. I’m open to the possibilities however. I think if we believe in God, a higher being, the hereafter or whatever flavor your religion comes in, we have to be open to the possibilities of something more than ourselves.

Haunt My Heart is a ghost story.

Tanner is a benevolent ghost trying to break a hex for a second chance at life. He’s trapped in a fetterer (a haunted object) until he’s unexpectedly freed but not corporeal.

Do you believe in ghosts? Here are a few real life encounters from some of my friends:

I worked with a girl who lived in a haunted farm house. They would walk out of the house and the door would lock behind them and the windows would open and close on their own. They learned to take a key with them whenever they left the house. When they moved they thought that things stayed at the farm house, however, one night the horn on their car started honking waking everyone up in the neighborhood (this was before remote controls and emergency buttons) – my friends dad woke to find that her mom had died (from a brain aneurysm) – neighbors were there to take care of the kids while they went to the hospital. After her mom died they never again had any ‘run-ins’ with their ghostly friends. – Connie

Not a story that I share with people. Actually only 4 people know it. I had two occasions, years apart, where I know that I saw a ghost. I was driving to Buffalo, MO from Bolivar and both times it was a foggy morning. Crossing the Burns Bridge at AA & 32 I saw a ghostly white 60 year old man pushing a wheelbarrow across the road. Both times I came to a complete stop on the bridge and watched him walk the rest of the way across Hwy 32, and then disappear in the fog. – John

On the list of things I don’t admit much, I have seen a little, thin blonde girl in the house, once in the hall and once in the girl’s room (next to A’s bed). After 9 both nights. She has what seemed like a long, really old style coat, gone after just a minute. I looked through the house both times and nothing out of the ordinary other than a couple battery toys going off in the living room while everyone was asleep and an occasional weird feeling someone is watching us while in the garage.– Quill

I lived in a house that I believe was haunted by an old woman who had lived there for years and died there. The odd thing was, I was never scared by her shenanigans; I just always felt she was mischievous and didn’t intend any harm. Heavy things would fall off of shelves for no reason, and from time to time something would roll down the stairs from the attic. And then of course, I had moments when I just swore I wasn’t alone. I had never had that feeling in any other place I lived, nor have I since. – Tracy

There is always something happening here in my old house. I live just below an old cemetery. Lots of civil war soldiers, families from small pox, and several infant children. I think I brought several home with me as a child, as there are times when my chair rocks, and a voice wakes me up in the night chanting. Anyway, I think I took one with me when I went to college, then stayed with me through my first marriage, and of all things, they love green bean cans. To this day my green bean cans fall out of the cabinet…and I swear, the doors are shut. – Willy

I was in the Navy, station on a ship some years back. Late one night, around 1 am, I was taking some readings on a gauge. In order to take these readings I needed a very large pipe wrench. After using this pipe wrench I set it on a nearby table behind me. While taking the readings the pipe wrench fell to the metal floor. I whipped around knowing that I put that wrench in the middle of the table. Out of the corner of my eye I see a man walking toward the door. I ran after the man thinking someone was playing tricks on me, and I was going to ream them a new one. When he got to the door he looked back at me with a really sad smile and turned to leave. By the time I got to the door he was gone. Something bothered me for a while, then I knew it was a ghost .Because that man had a full beard. In the military, that wasn’t allowed at the time I was in or even now. – Leila

Want to read? Haunt My Heart is available on AMAZON now in e-book and print.

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A Civil War soldier dies to save his men. Can he find true love to live again?

Sarah Knight has a job she’s good at, a quirky BFF, and a boyfriend who’s bad for her. When Sarah unearths a Civil War artifact on a ghost hunt at Chatham Manor, she brings home more than a souvenir.

Lieutenant James “Tanner” Dawson fought for the Union, working as a supernatural liaison for his Major General in a secret Masonic offset called the Brothers of Peril. When he’s hexed by a witch, he learns the only way to save his men is to die himself. But death is not the end. Awakening 150 years later, he knows if he wants to be corporeal again, he has to find true love to break the hex—a task no easier in 21st century than it was in the 19th.

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4 Responses to Ghostly encounters and spooky spectrums: A Civil War ghost gets a second chance in Haunt My Heart

  1. Great stories! Great idea for a blog.

  2. Love ghost stories. Can’t wait for yours to come out.

  3. The worst thing I’ve ever seen happened late one night before I married my husband. We were parked at a gas station across the road from the theme park that used to be Celebration City in Branson. We were eating snacks and talking when this big black creature crawled up the side of a maintenance building. It looked like a giant spider with dozens of legs. By giant, I’m not talking tarantulas, but like the size of a rottweiler. I usually exaggerate when I see spiders and call them that big, but this thing seriously was that size.

    In October, hubby and I went on a ghost tour and we were telling the tour guides about it. One of them nonchalantly says, “Oh, yeah, I saw something like that in a house we investigated in Virginia. It’s a demon.”

    No big deal, just a demon. Carry on.