Monday, October 16, 2017

Ghosts in the Attic??

Hi, Auntie KiKi from Duffy Brown’s Consignment Shop mysteries set in Savannah. 

We’re gearing up for one of the most fun holidays in Savannah...Halloween!

Savannah may not have a lock on Halloween but we do have something special to toss in that we are haunted! Third most haunted city in the US so that’s a lot of haunting in my book.

Usually I just chalk this up to hype to bring people to Savannah. It’s good for business. The Haunted Savannah tours love it, the haunted hotels like the Marshal House loves it ‘cause it’s good for business and the restaurants like The Pirate House and the Old Pink House love it. 

The waiters love telling tales of peach cobbler flying across the room and room 212 that’s always cold and the phones that never work. Seems the ghosts love electronics and messing with them.
Like I said it’s the hype for the city and tourism...or is it.


Something’s in my attic! I’ve lived in my 140 year old Victorian house, Rosegate, for forty hears now and not so much as a peep. But lately there are noises, big noises. Things going pump in the night noises.

Why would my attic suddenly be haunted? What’s going on? Or is there something going on in my attic more sinister? My lovely husband Putter...named thus because he carries a putter with him everywhere...is out of town at a doctors convention. Wouldn’t you know!

Why do these things always happen when he’s away?


So my question is...do you think I have a ghost in my attic? Is it someone looking for something after all these years? Or is it just my imagination and I should go get myself another martini and try and calm down?

Let me know what you think and I’ll give away  a copy of Iced Chiffon from the answers!

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24 comments:

  1. Hi Kiki! I'm guessing raccoons! LOL (Not really; I actually think it's human in nature.) bobwiesmann (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  2. Since I live in a haunted house, I usually think it is ghosts - but investigating can lead to answers. Cheers at MarjimManor dot com

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  3. Yes Kiki, I think it's ghosts!
    karen(dot)kenyon(at)rogers(dot)com

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  4. Ghosts inhabit attics in old homes. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  5. Savannah, 140 year old Victorian house, yes ghosts for sure. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. I think it's time to give your attic a once over -- preferably in daylight and not alone. I hate to tell you this while Putter is gone, but I think someone is looking for something up there and maybe using the Halloween hype as a cover! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

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  7. Sounds like you do indeed have a ghost, either that or a wild animal has made their home up there. My vote is for ghosts, though! mbradeen@yahoo.com

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  8. We had a squirrel in our attic - he was really active at night.

    jtcgc at yahoo dot com

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  9. There a hilarious segment on This American Life about a squirrel in the attic. I laugh every time I hear it. So, I vote for a squirrel.
    harbingerdc(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. Although I love hauntings and consignments, I vote for a human visiting the attic.
    cjreynolds52(at)comcast(dot)net

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  11. You definitely have a ghost. I've always wanted to visit Savannah.
    turtle6422(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. Sounds like a ghost! Donamaekutska7@gmail.com

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  13. Sounds like you have a ghost. But definitely grab a martini too. Maceoindo (at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. Could be ghosts. Candykennedy45@gmail.com

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  15. Since your home is in Savannah, I think it's probably a ghost. Have another martini, it's probably a friendly ghost.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. Savannah does seem to have several of them, but in my case it was squirrels centraleast2 at gmail dot com

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  17. It's probably a ghost, but go ahead and have another drink!!!!
    babemomara@att.net

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  18. Ghosts sound about right and now for that drink.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  19. Since I don't believe in ghosts, I say imagination. However, I love to read books with ghosts in them.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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  20. Ha...It's ghosts practicing for Samhain when the spirits of the dead mingle with the living. Find you some holy water...Boo..Happy Halloween.
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

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  21. More likely it's a ghost who came in through something you either received or bought. They love to attach themselves to something personal and travel with it. Use some sage and sage the attic. Tell them too it's okay to pass on to a more peaceful place. robeader53(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I'm Wiccan so I believe in spirits being among us. I would say though if you're not liking spirits living with you, you can try cleansing your home with Sage. Oh, and definitely have that martini.
    scarletbegonia5858(at)gmail(dot)com

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  23. Hi Duffy,

    You know the noise in your attic may be older house's creaks & groans. Which we all get as we get older or it could be a small animal investigating.

    However, it could be a ghost who relates to you, loves to drink martinis, is around your age and is asking for help. Her murder goes undiscovered and she wants justice.

    Wouldn't that be interesting??

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  24. Maybe Putter opted for a staycation on the sly. I'm a dirty vodka martini gal myself. I say call a friend over and make martinis! konecny7(at)gmail(dot)com

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