Holly Miller blogs
for the Paws & Claws Mysteries
by Krista Davis
There's a legend in Wagtail about Becca Wraith, whose raven locks tumbled down her back, and whose eyes were said to be bluer than the twilight sky of the harvest moon. In the 1800s, Becca had two suitors, and it didn't end well for either of them. They're said to haunt the abandoned Wagtail Springs Hotel. Loads of people in Wagtail claim to have seen their ghosts.
This week, the Sugar Maple Inn is hosting the Apparition Apprehenders, who are here to see Becca's ghost for themselves. They brought along a ghost debunker, whom I like a lot. She's very sensible and grounded.
I'm trying not to poo-poo the ghost hunters. We have to be respectful of our guests. Besides, this is the time of year when it's fun to pretend that ghosts and goblins exist. Right?
But the ghost hunters are some pretty well-educated guys. I'm surprised that they think ghosts are real. My grandmother and her best friend believe in ghosts, too. They're sharp ladies, which makes me wonder if I'm overlooking something.
What do you think? Are ghosts real? Have you seen one?