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Writer's Block: Ghost Stories 
28th-Oct-2008 10:31 am
IV Swords
Everyone enjoys a ghost story. Or at least knows one. What is the scariest ghost story you've ever heard?

Not one I heard, but one that happened to me.

When I drove for Donato's, I used to take the Garland extension to Trebein road as a shortcut to some of the subdivisions and apartment complexes on that edge of the area. One night, when I was really frustrated (I had been on for about 10 hours, and this was supposed to be my last run), I took that route to get to Channingway apartments. As I was driving down the road, I saw a woman dressed in a wedding gown walking down the road. When I saw her, I decided to stop and give her a lift. Fuck the damn pizzas. When I stopped, I looked in the rearview mirror and she was gone. At this point, I got out of my truck to investigate. There was no sign of her passing anywhere. When I got home that night, I dug out my copy of Haunted Ohio and found a reference to the White Lady of Trebein Road. Evidently I'm not the only person to run across her in my lifetime, but she still spooked the hell out of me.
28th-Oct-2008 03:42 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's cool! Ohio is my fave place to vacation. I've read "Dead Ohio" on the web, and it gives me chills.
Happy Halloween.:o)
28th-Oct-2008 05:57 pm (UTC)
It's a lot more fun to tell that story now tahn trying to explain to my manager at the time why the hell it took me so long to gte back to the store.

Ohio does seem to have an abnormally large number of hauntings... and unlike my current state of Missouri, most of them aren't civil War ghosts;)

Happy Halloween to you as well. May the candy come flowing:)
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29th-Oct-2008 06:29 am (UTC)
I was when I got settled down. At the time....
29th-Oct-2008 04:23 am (UTC)
Wouldn't have scared me in the least!

And excuse me Missouri is TOO full of ghosts!!! And they're not all civil war ghosts!
29th-Oct-2008 06:29 am (UTC)
I believe the better term would be startled. It's one thing to go ghost hunting and something else entirely to get ghost slapped on delivery:)

And yeah, not all of them are, but Civil war ghosts seem to get the most press, at least down here:)
29th-Oct-2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
*LOL* You'd be freaking out every five seconds here. This place, and property, are heavily populated....so it's not unusual for something/someone to suddenly show up practically in your face. Sister in law refuses to even come into the house. *LOL*
30th-Oct-2008 12:32 am (UTC)
See, that wouldn't bother me one bit. Being in a place where you expect to meet ghosts is cool. I love ghost hunting. The problem coms in when the ghosts are hunting ME without my prior knowledge;)
30th-Oct-2008 12:36 am (UTC)
She probably needed your help with something.
30th-Oct-2008 01:36 am (UTC)
She was probably hungry. I imagine 100+ years without food would make one crave pizza.
30th-Oct-2008 01:42 am (UTC)
There ya go! Should have asked if she was hungry!

Now see...my mother taught her daughters to always think logically when it came to ghosts. They're here for a reason...so we were taught to ask if A) Do you need help? B) Do you have a message? I will listen C) Is there something urgent needing done? D) Are you stuck? or...E) Are you here to help? You are most welcomed to stay if you so desire, no one will cause you harm.
30th-Oct-2008 02:16 am (UTC)
Well, by all accounts, said woman in white is one of those repetitious ghosts, stuck in a cycle of appearing and vanishing for all eternity. Kind of like a record with a scratch.

And given she vanished before I could ask her much of anything...

Anyway, the legend runs that she died on the way to her wedding. Can't verify that since I don't have access to any of the Ohio archives on the matter at the moment, but it works as well as any other explanation.
30th-Oct-2008 02:24 am (UTC)
She needs help
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