Ghost: “Soul or spectre of a dead person, usually believed to inhabit the netherworld and to be capable of returning in some form to the world of the living.” - Encyclopedia Britannica
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! No one can send chills down my spine quite like the Encyclopedia Britannica! That’s some scary stuff in… ok, well maybe the encyclopedia isn’t the best place to go looking for ghost stories, but here are a few places that are.
Breathe: A Ghost Story by Cliff McNish
Jake and his mother move into an Old English farmhouse which turns out to be more haunted than quaint. The ghosts who live there (or dead there?) are definitely not the Casper kind.
My rating: Three Nights of sleeping with the lights on.
The Shining by Stephen King
I can't have a list of ghost stories without this one. The Kubrick film is also a must-see.
My rating: Buying a new night light, a big one...
Haunted Canada by Pat Hancock
"True" Stories about hauntings across Canada.
Fortunately none of these stories are set in my house.
My rating: Two nights of hiding under the covers
with your old teddy bear and a baseball
Curious George Rides a Bike by Margret Rey
Oh George, why did he have to be so curious?? Ok, this one isn't a ghost story, I just wanted to read something happy after Haunted Canada.
My rating: A great night's sleep
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