I didn't see a
ghost until I was over 30, though I had always wanted to. Here's the story: I saw a ghost once (I
think, unless I was mistaken); it wasn't scary at all. I didn't even know I had seen a
ghost until it was gone. My wife and I were visiting a castle in England when we were
walking up an old stone staircase. At the top of the stairs I saw a woman in a blue dress.
When we got to the second floor, the woman was gone--and there was no other way down from
the floor. I decided that she must have been a ghost (otherwise, how could she
disappear?), though I can't prove it. Of course, she also could have been a figment of my
imagination (a blur as I turned my head). Whatever I saw (or didn't see), it wasn't a
terrifying experience; it simply happened.
I have written a number of books about ghosts,
including most recently, the novel The Very Real Ghost Book of
Christina Rose. Earlier
in my publishing career, I wrote How to Find a Ghost. It was
filled with stories and advice for budding young ghost hunters. A few years after that, I wrote
which was a collection of ghost stories.
Here are some of the ghost stories that
The Ghost Detective, a
ghost story about a real ghost detective from the late 1800s.
The Ghosts of the Trianon,
a ghost (and time travel) story about two women who visit the Trianon at Versailles and
have an unusually haunting experience.
Ghost Story 4:
Five Days from San Francisco, a story
about an accident on the high seas
Ghost Story 5:
The Bleeding House, a family's unsettling experiences in an old English
Ghost Story 6:
The Mummy's Eyes, a story that gave my own children major shivers for a