#Creepfest guest blog with Patti Larsen

Please enjoy learning more about Patti Larsen and her true ghost story!

Patti writes:
In honor of Creepfest, I’m sharing my most spine tingling ghost story–and yes, I swear to you, this is 100% real.

When I was sixteen, I traveled to England with my choir for a three week tour. Part of our stay left us billeted with local families. My best friend and I landed in an old church manse, recently renovated and no longer owned by the ministry.

On our second night, I went to bed early, hoping for some good rest, something none of us managed since we arrived. I fell into a sound sleep, though I woke suddenly at one point, wide awake and with no idea why I’d woken. I glanced at the clock–it read 10:25 exactly. My eyes drifted from the glowing red numbers to the other side of the room and the foot of my friend’s bed.

A woman stood there, hair in a tight bun, dark gray dress belted in tightly by a white apron. Her hands were folded before her, body poised, waiting. The only trouble with this picture? She glowed softly white, her eyes black, empty pits.

I naturally dove under the covers, terrified. I had no access to light, the switch being on the far wall near the door, far too close to her for comfort. Everyone who tells you seeing a ghost is a calming experience obviously hasn’t seen a ghost.

I lay there for quite some time, my heart beating double time, too afraid to look out. It wasn’t until I heard my friend coming to the door, she and our hostess talking quite loudly, that I felt it safe to risk another peek. After all, I’d only had one look and their proximity made me brave. I had to know if I was only seeing things.

I peeled back the covers and stared in amazement at the woman. Still there, indeed. In fact, she raised her arms toward the doorway, as if summoning my friend inside.

The light turned on and the woman disappeared. Through my sobbing, my friend and the hostess finally understood what I babbled on about. With a smile, the lady of the house told us we were staying in what happened to be the nursery and that glowing woman was most likely a family governess, trying to usher the kids to bed.

Yes, I have more ghost stories. But I’ve creeped myself out enough for now.

About the Author: Patti Larsen is a middle grade, young adult and adult author with a passion for the paranormal who writes way too much horror for someone who is afraid of the dark. Her YA thriller series, The Hunted, is available now. Books one and two of The Hayle Coven series, Family Magic and Witch Hunt are also out now, with the sequels, Demon Child and The Wild, due in December of this year. She is a full time writer and a part time teacher of her Get Your Book Done program. Patti lives on the East Coast of Canada with her very patient husband and four massive cats.

You can find her:

On her website www.pattilarsen.com
On Facebook www.facebook.com/pattilarsenauthor
Her writing blog www.pattilarsen.blogspot.com
Her book blog www.pattilarsenbooks.blogspot.com
On Twitter www.twitter.com/#!/PattiLarsen
On Amazon.com and Goodreads

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5 thoughts on “#Creepfest guest blog with Patti Larsen

  1. Hey, Erik. How are you doing? Been too long.
    Thanks for sharing this post, and thank you, Patti, for telling that story. Even I got a chill off of it, which doesn’t usually happen. It’s good to meet you.


  2. Holy cow! That’s one creepy story! Not only I would’ve cried, I’d probably gone back home even if that meant I needed to swim, row, or walk all the way back! Nice telling Patti.

    Erik, it’s been a great creepfest. I enjoyed your postings and will happily creep back to learn more about you and your work. In the mean time, merry Christmas, and may 2012 bring you even more success.

    Creeping from Diary of a Writer in Progress.

  3. OOOH….creepy…but you know me and ghost stories Patti – I can’t resist them…I also can’t seem to stop seeing ghosts 🙂
    Great post Erik and Patti!
    Been great hopping with you both this Creepfest!
    Wishing you both an amazing Christmas!
    – Kim
    creeping from “Wrestling the Muse”

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