Returning with a Message

When I was looking for stories and legends in Pendleton County, West Virginia, my friend Janice told me about something that happened when she was young. She was spending the night with a friend in Brandywine and a woman appeared in the bedroom. She kept pointing to the wall. This was a continual thing inContinue reading “Returning with a Message”

The Virginia Quilt Museum

Located in downtown Harrisonburg, Virginia, the quilt museum “exists to celebrate and nurture Virginia’s quilting heritage by collecting and preserving quilts from Virginia for the benefit of the public for educational purposes.” The museum is housed in the building known as the Warren-Sipe House, which was built in 1856 as a wedding gift for EdwardContinue reading “The Virginia Quilt Museum”

Animals and the Paranormal

One of my Facebook friends shared this story with me “When mum was in the hospital, we looked after her dog Tasha. Tasha slept on our bed, as she had always slept with mum. At 6am one morning, Tasha got up and paced around, whining and being a general nuisance, which was unlike her. WeContinue reading “Animals and the Paranormal”

Menehunes of Hawaii

Folklore around the world include little, mythical people, such as pixies, brownies, and leprechauns. Hawaii has menehunes. They are believed to be shy and live deep in the rain forests. They are industrious, have super strength, and construct wonders overnight. They have been attributed to the building of shrines, temples and even a pond forContinue reading “Menehunes of Hawaii”

Ghost Stories from Marsha

When I get people to tell me their ghost stories, they usually have more than one. These are from a co-worker: When Marsha was a young girl in Alabama, she used to go swimming with her older brother. The two kids would walk down to the fishing pier that led into the lake. Marsha wouldContinue reading “Ghost Stories from Marsha”

The Lady By the Window

I woke up in the middle of the night and there was a woman standing in my room by the window. I remember seeing her legs through the transparent dress she wore. It seems that maybe the moon light was shining through the blinds. I was too afraid to shout out. I thought the womanContinue reading “The Lady By the Window”

Imaginary Friends. Or Are They?

Imaginary Friends, Or Are They? When my daughter was four years old, she had a “friend”. It took us a while to figure out that his name was Barnaby. She had a hard time saying this name and she would get very angry at us when we couldn’t say his name correctly. We weren’t botheredContinue reading “Imaginary Friends. Or Are They?”