Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Check-in and Haunted Collector

I am about 1100 words up since Sunday check-in. Writing a creepy dream sequence tonight for Eaters: Destination.

I delayed my writing this evening to watch Haunted Collector on Syfy. I really like this show. Unlike Ghost Hunters (which I like too), they edit to focus more on the paranormal events (which are always attributed to some object in the dwelling). Tonight's episode was great. I'm not spooked easily, but I got a chill when one of the investigators was in a bathroom stall at a bar and saw the shadow of feet moving on the other side (though no one else was in there with her, and no actual feet could be seen). The shadow came and stopped right in front of the stall door as if it was waiting for her to come out, or watching her through the door. The bar owner had reported the same thing happening to her many times. The investigators eventually attributed the haunting (which also included events like a fireplace lighting itself, gas burners on the stove turning on, and beer taps flowing by themselves) to a Japanese dynamite blaster that they found in the attic (which may or may not have been involved in an explosion of methane gas in a mine that killed 7 people). Of course, the chief inspector got to take it away add to his collection. How many of us would be brave enough to hang out in his haunted museum with so many objects that have supposedly triggered paranormal activity? As a believer, I'm not sure I could do it. I prefer my fictional supernatural world and vicariously learning about real or 'real' events from the safety of my easy chair with the remote in hand.


  1. It sounds like you're doing great on your word count. I can't wait to read Eaters: Desination. I would be glad to help with the proofreading again if you'd like.

    I'm not a believer in the paranormal...I'm a skeptic. That's why I like to write about paranormal things. It can't scare me. But I won't totally discount the possibility that there might be "something" hanging around. I like to keep an open mind along with my skepticism. LOL

  2. Thanks, Lauralynn! Hopefully, I'll have the rough draft in late July.
    I'm not a paranormal skeptic. I've heard too many stories from seriously freaked out people, and have had a few minor experiences of my own.

    Thanks, Symese123! I hope to have Eaters: Destination out in August.