Sunday, June 12, 2011

Ghost Update


The weather was terrible in New York yesterday, so I spent the afternoon indoors watching a marathon of the super-cheesy, but highly-entertaining show Hauntings. (Yes, I know. I should be doing more with my spare time.)

Anyway, the show reminded me that I haven't shared my latest ghostly experience with you.

If you've been reading my blogs, you already know that there's a ghost in my house. I haven't actually seen her (as previous occupants have), but I know she's here.

About a month ago, I was cooking dinner. Garlic was involved. I stepped out of the kitchen for a moment to set the table in the nearby dining room. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something come flying through the kitchen door. Then I felt it hit me--right on the butt. I looked down, and there was a garlic clove lying on the floor of the dining room.

There was no one else around. The rest of the garlic was still sitting on the counter where I'd left it. In order to whack me on the butt, the clove in question had somehow managed to pick itself up, turn a corner, and fly approximately twenty feet.

I was surprised, but I wasn't frightened. It actually seemed pretty funny at the time. I'd like to know more about my ghost, but I don't want to tick her off. Ouija boards seem rather silly and impersonal. Any suggestions for making contact?

29 comments:

Undercover Samurai said...

You could perform a seance (I think that's how it's spelled). It's like a ghost contacting ceremony where you light a candle and have one person be a medium for the ghost to talk through. I don't know much about the specifics, though.

Or you could try to research people who lived in your building in your past or anyone who died there.

Just a few ideas.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the secret project and the trip to the bizarre on June 11th?

Anonymous said...

just ask her/him why she/he whacked you on the but with gralic and what does she/he want from you and can you help he/she in any way.

Anonymous said...

write a letter. 'cause letters are fun. i have no idea if you'd get a responds, as i don't know of any ghost to test it on.

Anonymous said...

I've lived near Gilroy, CA, the "Garlic Capital of the World." If uncooked garlic spontaneously exploded most of the old barns and packing sheds would fall down. Either Kirsten's got a ghost, or she's unwittingly hosting a rodent with a good pitching arm and a sense of humor. I'd almost more believe in ghosts -- most rodent arms are strong but stubby. That's way better for acrobatics, digging, and climbing than it is for tossing stuff.

If it's a ghost, I'm betting on it being the ghost of a cook.

Robert in San Diego

Violet :) said...

You could ask the ghost. Maybe you won't get an answer, but who knows?

Nicole said...

We've had creepy things going on at our house more than usual recently so I asked the other night, kind of jokingly, if they could stop freaking us out. So far nothing has happened. It could work in reverse maybe, ask in a conversational tone if she could do something to show she was there. That's all I can think of. A seance would probably be better. :)

Sidney said...

If you use a quija board make sure you put up a protective circle. The boards are open portals (so to speak) and can let other thinks into your home, some you may not want.

My suggestion is: buy a pendulum or make one of your own (an old locket or necklace charm with a point will do) wrap the string or chain once around your hand then ask it to show you yes (it will move in one direction) and do the same for no. The think with this is unless you have a letter board or cloth much like the quija bord then you can only ask yes or no questions. However this way is safer because you are using a different medium of contact.

Pshychidelic Snail said...

Hmmm,it depends on how much you know about who the ghost is.

mads said...

You could look up the history of your house? You could even possibly get the death records which would of course give you the option of narrowing it down!

The Narrator said...

Set up a chalkboard and talk to your ghost extensively. It will make you seem crazy, as you would be talking to your empty house, but it would let the ghost know you're friendly.

Perhaps some methods of contact from that short story I gave you way back there? I don't know. Hm.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing as other people-look into the history of your house, see if anyone died there or something. But a ghost threw garlic at your butt? That's actually pretty funny, if you ask me. Lucky you, though. Nothing like that has ever happened to me, at least that I can recall.

Anonymous said...

Some woman gave our girl scout troop a ghost tour. She said to research about the people who lived in your house before. Find out how she communicates with you, then you can ask her stuff.

Anonymous said...

Leave garlic around & see if it happens again. Maybe your ghost has some sort of connection to garlic.

Holy Lucy batman! said...

June it thought you were a vampire..... Sorry that's was notnas funny as I thought it would be. wow. RESEARCH is all I have to say

Anonymous said...

You live in an apartment building, right? Just ask the landlord/lady if anyone ever died there or would have a reason to haunt your apartment. Or ask a really old neighbor who lived there awhile. Only use incense to drive out the spirit if s/he seems harmful. Maybe you should try to persuade the ghost to move on. Maybe s/he will try to tell you his/her unfinished business. And whatever you do, don't mock the spirit. If s/he can move garlic, s/he could move other stuff. Make sure you're respectful.
:)

Elizabeth said...

I love this story! Haha. Ghosts that throw garlic at you butt, this is a first! Well, you should try to research the house, like all the others have mentioned. I see things moving around my house occasionally. I just think I'm crazy because it's been happening a lot lately.

anonymous science-fiction writer24495 said...

Break out some more garlic!

Anonymous said...

GHOST ADVENTURES!!!
great tv show!!
can learn a lot!!

Anonymous said...

meditating. I agree Ouija boards aren't a great idea. My friends who have used the boards say that the ghosts won't leave you alone after you use them, and you're probably not going to get the ghost you want.Better not have an evil ghost follow you around.

Anonymous said...

Sugar and spice and everything Kiki Strike
or just
Sugar and spice and everything Strike
;)

Anonymous said...

An Irregular World for Irregular Girls
;)
p.s I left the other Kiki strike quote too.

Poison said...

Just got the book in the mail and really enjoying it!!! =D Every bit as intriguing as the first!

Anonymous said...

eave notes everywhere for Ghosty. Periodically ask questions, like "WHO ARE YOU??".

Anonymous said...

Hey Kirsten, could you put up something about magic soon? I'm doing a school project on it, and besides doesn't everyone love pixies?

toodles said...

Get your daughter and look around. She could see it last time, right?

Hazel said...

I probably won't be able to convince you not to try to talk to said alleged ghost, but please, please, please be careful. You really don't know what you could be getting yourself into, and the last thing you want to do is open up your home, or worse, yourself, to unknown supernatural beings. Please, please don't do anything dangerous.

Alice the Elf said...

Did the dish end up being to garlicy, or would have if she/he hadn't thrown the garlic at you? Or maybe it was a cook or a person who just had issues with garlic in their life.

Anna, who hasn't visited in months said...

All I can tell you is-
BE VERY POLITE.
Make conversation with your ghost, act as if your a guest in their home, not they're an unwanted guest in yours.
We have a ghost in our home that locks the door whenever I walk out. I always thank him when he later opens it for me.