Category: Ghosts

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Inktober: Crooked

October 8th. Day 8. #Inktober.

I have no idea where the noises keep coming from in this room. We are the only ones in here. The curtains over the window jeep bellowing out on their own accord, and there is definitely a sound of breathing coming from in the room. And there’s a painting on the wall where the subjects eyes seem to follow us around the room. There’s an odd chill coming into the room, and all I can concentrate on is how crooked the painting is. Crooked frame on a crooked wall, and the crooked smile on the face makes it seem even more so. Most odd.

And there was a loud clatter from the next room along. We shall be there to investigate very soon…


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Inktober: Shy

#Inktober 2017. October 7. Day 7.

We’re still in the room with the sword, somewhere in Swift Manor. I swiftly turned around after hearing breathing behind me, but nobody was there, just the curtains blowing in the gale force wind coming through the broken window. Howling through, in fact. Most odd. Perhaps the breathing was merely the wind… and my imagination.

What wasn’t my imagination was the clattering coming from the room next door. In reality, in a haunted house, one would stay where one was, wouldn’t one? Yet in horror movies they always go to investigate. I’m feeling daring. Let’s go and see what it was…!


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The Superhero Diaries 4.7: Apparitions

The Elite Force of Britain: a group of superheroes who joined together to eradicate problem after problem. Recently, the team appear to have disappeared from existence… or have they? The diabolical supervillain organisation Supervillains United are going to great lengths to try to prove newspaper reports to the contrary that the superheroes appear to be making a comeback. Nothing definite, but such reports are giving citizens everywhere the hope they are longing for. Here’s a report from the local newspaper The Mid and Up Chronicle:

What links Moyobamba, Peru, Adelaide, South Africa, and Dalvík, Iceland? Certainly not their geographical locations, weather systems, populations, or distances from London. But each of these three places and, it is beginning to transpire, other places around the globe, are starting to experience a most unusual – but certainly linked – phenomenon.

A coach party in Moyobamba report being held up at a crossroads by a team of heavily armed and military clothed men, one of whom was about to step aboard the coach when all around them the sound of a beautiful dawn chorus was heard. The would-be highwaymen fell to the floor, screaming and holding their ears as the sound was deafening. The coach party heard relaxing birdsong. The man who tried to get onto the bus was lifted by the collar of his jacket and thrown back out through the open door. There was no physical presence, but a lady sitting close to the front of the coach caught glimpses of the colour crimson and the scent of a familiar perfume.

A traffic warden in Adelaide was lifted off her feet shortly before an out-of-control jeep careered into the brick wall by which she was walking. Although she remembers seeing nobody around her, she could feel a pair of extremely long arms lifting her over to the other side of the road; and she definitely remembers feeling the arms become shorter as she was placed back onto the ground. She also remembers hearing the words “You’re safe now”.

And a couple of tourists in Dalvík found themselves an unusual problem when their popcorn making machine failed, when suddenly the corn in the bag started popping all by itself, the top of the bag bursting into flames briefly before opening, allowing the tourists to devour the delicious and hot popcorn.

These reports point out to us here at the Chronicle that the powers of three of the Elite Force of Britain are being used: Crimson Songbird’s warbling in Peru; Bettystretch’s stretching ability in South Africa; and Firetop’s heat control powers in Iceland. Why they are in those places remains as much a mystery as why the superheroes disappeared in the first place, but if they are where the stories are filtering through from, it means that the superheroes are here on Earth with us. Hidden, and appearing as ghosts or apparitions, but they are here.

Supervillains United have discounted these reports as fake news, and dismissed them as fireside ghost stories.

The team here at the Chronicle feel otherwise, and hope that these reports are the start of the return of the Elite Force of Britain.


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Inktober: Long

#Inktober Day 5; October 5th.

Yesterday’s eye glasses were a bit spooky. So much so, we’ve ‘swiftly’ ran out of the room (we’re in Swift Manor, remember?!), but we seem to have come out of the room through a different door. I’m sure there was only one door to the room, but these haunted places can play tricks on us. We’re at the top of the (very steep) stairs now, looking down over the long corridor toward the front door… which is most odd. Outside it’s a heavy wooden double door, and inside it’s a single one. Unless we’re at another corridor, which would make more sense. It’s still a long one, however, with more rooms to explore. We’ll try another room tomorrow to see what’s in there. It’s always fun poking around a spooky old manor house! Good job it isn’t night time yet. Or is it? It’s hard to tell.