What possesses an author to write about ghosts?
The opinions that follow are based on the auhor’s experiences with ghosts
The urge to write and a fascination for ghosts at a young age resulted in the marriage. Not a supernatural force but a strong inner urge possessed my ghost writing.
Conor Kelman, the protagonist in the Running Nowhere series, sees ghosts. The ghost of Red Nolan that follows the Gibson guitar out of the pawn shop with Kelman and his dad has a significant role in the series.
When asked, people voice opinions about ghosts and the number of definitions often match the number of participants. Those who believe in ghosts agree the apparitions are the manifestation of spirits or souls of the deceased and are either good or evil as in angels or demons.
Ghosts manifest in many forms. In my experiences, they appear most often as a feeling involving the senses. The smell of my dad’s pipe tobacco or a sister’s perfume announces an invisible appearance that is often accompanied with a sudden burst of cold air.
The manifestation can appear as a shadow that often moves from sight when seen. Spirits may leave significant objects. Feathers and coins are common. A cloud in the shape of an angel often follows a friend of mine, staying faithfully in view as she drives. And, of course, flickering lights, radios and televisions coming on without reason.
Only twice has a realistic image in full color manifested to me. They were people I didn’t know, however both were memorable. A boy and girl in ninteenth century dress followed the lady of an old house for sale by owner in Bakersfield, California as she gave me a tour. After twelve years, their faces and clothing are indelible. The other incident occured when I looked up from reading a book and observed a lady dressed in 70’s polyester attire watching over my wife who napped on the couch.
Do you believe in ghosts? Please share your thoughts . Ghost experiences are welcomed!