Ghostly Sighs in Cemteries

I don’t know if ghosts hang around cemeteries. I would think not. If you were deceased, there would be better places you could spend your time, if you were hanging around. But this illustration caught my attention today. Maybe a ghost would be sad, just about being not alive and not feel like being among the living. There have been stories about jealous ghosts, those jealous of the living. Not for any particular thing just the fact of being alive at all. So, ghosts might hang around cemeteries and graveyards. Maybe they would find friends there, those they had known before and those who they have things in common with now.

Image from The Gorgonist on Etsy.

Paranormal is not Horror

If you look for images of “paranormal” online you will find a lot of women (very biased!) in situations likely causing horrible and gruesome deaths. That isn’t what paranormal is to me. Its not even what the horror genre is to me. Horror should be far more interesting and the paranormal is far more unusual and unexplained than bloody.

The first, or earliest, paranormal thing I remember reading did horrify me. It was about a little girl in the schoolyard who suddenly became suspended in mid-air. Then she was smashed down to the ground. It would be typical of most paranormal/horror movies. But, there was speculation about what could have caused this to happen and if it were real. So, yes, there was the fear of something like this happening but also the curiousity of why and how it happened.

Since then I’ve read about so many other paranormal, unexplained and mysterious things. I think unexplained is a better name because paranormal has been taken over by horror fans.