Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Paranormal Advice Sought





Jen Bauer
blogs for the
Domestic Diva Mysteries
by Krista Davis



The last time I visited, I wanted to see the ghost in my Aunt Sophie's house.  But I saw something even better!  A vampire!

Can you believe it?  Everything worked out perfectly.  My best friend, Vegas, is staying at Aunt Sophie's house with me.  We're helping her with the haunted house, which is awesome! 

My Gramma June, who isn't really related to me but who is pretty cool, told us that story about Viktor Luca.  So we called the haunted house Bubble & Trouble, A Coffin & Cauldron for Otherworldly Travelers.  There's even a vampire's bedroom and everything.

We never thought Viktor would really show up and bite someone on the neck, though.  But we spotted him running away!  Natasha set up a spooky haunted scene outside her house with a fog machine.  There was no mistaking that cape when he took off running.  And Vegas and I saw the bite on the dead man's neck!  The minute we came home we wrapped our necks with wooly socks to make it harder for him to bite us

We texted everybody we knew to warn them.  Poor Vegas!   She's staying with my Uncle Mars and Natasha while her dad is away in the military, and they took her cell phone away to punish her!  I don't mind lending her mine, though. 

Oops, sorry for the interruption.  Vegas and I are going to sleep on the pull-out sofa in the family room.  We're snuggled under down comforters and, Mochie, my aunt's Ocicat, is purring between us.  Aunt Sophie just brought us mugs of my favorite nutmeg and cinnamon tea and a plate of bat-shaped cookies.  She's so cute.  She's afraid that watching an old Vincent Price movie on TV will scare us.  Isn't that silly?  What could scare us more than seeing a real dead guy with a bite on his neck?

Oops. Another interruption.  Sorry.  As soon as I'm done with this blog, Vegas wants to text Blake because she's in loooove.  Okay, I admit that I have a crush on Jesse, but Vegas is wild about Blake!

So anyway, I could use some advice.  Aunt Sophie says there's no such thing as vampires.  Part of me wants to believe her.  But then, Gramma June thinks Viktor Luca was a vampire, and she talks to the ghost of her sister.  Vegas says Aunt Sophie is just giving us a line so we won't be afraid.

I'm not sure what to think anymore.  Do you believe in vampires?  Do you believe in ghosts?  Can one exist but not the other? 

22 comments:

  1. Sppoky! Anything is possible on Halloween.

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  2. I do now! You tell a good story. Stay safe!

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  3. Ghosts, definitely--ever since reading Barbara Michaels' Ammie, Come Home.

    Vampires? I'll have to take your word on it, but I hope it's no!

    Best wishes for continued success of The Diva Haunts the House. NYT list!

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  4. I'm happy to believe in spirits--I don't think I've ever seen one, but sometimes you can sense them. So far all my "visitors" have been friendly (except for one place in France, where a mass slaughter had taken place in WWII--it just felt wrong).

    Can't wait to read your book!

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  5. I never had believed in either but I'm willing to read about it with an open mind. And a scarf around my neck!

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  6. I reserve the right to believe whatever I darn well please, and to change my mind frequently... do you believe in alien visitations???

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  7. I do believe in ghosts. There's plenty of them crowding the old mansions in historic Charleston. But I never bumped into vampire. Never hope to, either. Stay safe!

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  8. Oh no, Mary Jane! You think Gramma June's story about Viktor is true?

    ~Jen
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

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  9. Liz V, this is very scary. So you're sure about ghosts and it's possible that vampire are real. I think I need some garlic!

    Krista says thanks about the NYT!

    ~ Jen
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

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  10. Ohhhh. Sheila, this gets worse and worse. I'm glad to know that most spirits are friendly.

    ~ Jen
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

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  11. Victoria, Krista is laughing! I'm not sure why. She says we're not alone!

    ~ Jen

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  12. Dorothy, there appears to be general agreement about ghosts. No one is certain about vampires, though . . .

    ~ Jen
    Domestic Diva Mysteries

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  13. Jen, I think there are ghosts. Friendly and not so friendly. As for vampires. OMG. I see plenty on TV nowadays--in commercials and trailers...my dad doesn't let me watch TV too much. He thinks I should read like my sister Clair. Sheesh. Anyway, I think you should be careful, no matter what. You know, keep an eye open at night, if you can. And maybe carry garlic. Isn't that what you're supposed to do? And a mirror? And maybe learn some cool Buffy lines so you can scare them away.

    Cyber hugs.
    ~Amy Bessette

    AveryAames.com

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  14. Great ideas about learning some cool Buffy lines! Vegas and I are wearing garlic necklaces. She's looking for a mirror right now! Thanks, Amy!

    ~ Jen

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  15. I believe in ghosts. Not so sure about vampires though.

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  16. I didn't believe in ghosts until I had two visits while I was doing the laundry.

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  17. Visits while doing the laundry, Dru? Is *that* what happens to the socks--ghosts take them? To wrap around their necks, maybe. Uh-oh.

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  18. Shel, you're right in line with everyone else. Everyone believes in ghosts but they're not sure about vampires.

    ~ Jen

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  19. Aaaaaah! Dru! Were they nice?

    ~ Jen

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  20. Janet, do socks protect you from ghosts?

    ~ Jen

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