I'm in a spooky mood...
Translation: Let's talk about hauntings and our personal experiences, tours or places we've visited that are touted as haunted and any recommended books (fiction or not) and movies with a ghost premise.
I'll go first...the house I grew up in had some strange occurrences that my family still talks about when we get together. We've heard a man and woman arguing repeatedly in an upstairs bedroom, a heavy bureau mirror taken down from the wall and placed on the bed, numerous evenings when light switches were heard going on and off and the spontaneous flight of a ball from the corner of the room. I was a toddler at the time and the one that got hit with it so my mother who was the only one home at the time scooped me up and made a spontaneous decision to spend the day out! I don't know maybe I was a disruptive child or the 'ghost' <grin> wanted to play ball. Who knows? We certainly don't.
We lived there for 18years (approximately) and have wonderful memories of our childhood home. When we reminisce about the house's oddities it's with a light attitude as we were never truly frightened there. Maybe it was our imagination...my mothers, sisters, brother, cousin, aunt and uncle's (I don't think I forgot anyone who experienced the house's uniqueness).
Have any of you had a strange experience in a place you were living or visiting? Do you have a haunted tour you would recommend? Personally, I would love to go to New Orleans and tour some of the mansions, restaurants, B&B's and cemeteries believed to house restless spirits. Okay I'll be honest I would just love to go there and walk the French Quarter, drink a Cafe Au Lait at Cafe du Monde, visit some plantations and soak in the city's fascinating history.
Sorry for the long post. I like to keep them short since we're all so busy. If you have some books or movies you recommend I would appreciate reading them!
Here's a few off the top of my head...(there are so many more that I didn't list)
Movies: Stir of Echoes, What Lies Beneath
Books: Ghost Story (Peter Struab)