Into the Realm of the Unexplained
Welcome to Bex @ Kindle Fever and I’s blog feature: Your Fate in Fiction. Every other week we will be posing a question inspired by a book. We invite others to join in the fun – answer the question in the comments or make a blog post of your own and link it in the comments so we can visit!
This post was inspired by The Weeping by O’Dell Hutchison. The Weeping has a ghost that tries to contact the main character and get his attention – creepy! You can read the blurb [and see the awesome new cover for the paperback that was just revealed] below and see why you should definitely read it yourself! Bex and I were talking and came up with quite a few stories of things we’d heard about or experienced ourselves – and we’re curious:
Have you, or someone you know, experienced anything paranormal/supernatural or something of that nature?
I have heard many stories of unexplained phenomena that has occurred to members of my family and friends. However, I will share a more personal story of my own.
I was in my second year of high school – but my first year at this new school. It was my first hour class which was Law, I think. Anyways, we sat around round tables usually 4-5 chairs to each table and the seat I sat in was one table away from the door and up closer to the front but still to the outer edge of the class. The door was behind me.
I was looking up at the front at the overhead which had notes we were writing down. Suddenly, I look over to my left, (which there was a counter with cupboards up top) and enough room to walk between my seat and the counter. I look over and see a dog with blond longerish fur, kind of shaggy, very golden retriever-ish. I see it’s tail in the air with hair hanging down, sort of waving. I’m JUST about to say “who brought the dog?” when I glance back over to take another look and it’s GONE. I thought “oh, the dog must’ve wandered out the door when I had my head turned” so I cautiously asked if anyone else had seen a dog in school that day – particularly in that class. No one else had seen a dog.
I know I saw a dog, I have no doubt in my mind it must’ve been a ghost dog, for whatever reason. Some people believe that there are certain animals that protect us, like spirit animals, and perhaps this was mine? I’ve no clue, but it felt like a nice dog, I got very good vibes from it. I wasn’t scared in the slightest, I was more surprised to see a dog in the class! Even more surprised when I turned back and it had vanished.
I won’t ever be able to say with any certainty what it was for sure. I wish I knew, I don’t like uncertainties. But I know for sure I will never be able to forget that experience!
So what about you?
Twenty years ago, Catherine Whitley was the victim of a horrible crime. Betrayed by her friends, including the boy she loved, she was left to die when the Rock Harbor Opera House caught fire, taking a disturbing secret with her to her grave.
Seventeen-year-old Heath Ingram was driving the night his Jeep careened off the road, killing three of his closest friends. Once a popular, outgoing athlete, Heath now suffers from severe depression and crippling anxiety. His parents decide to send him to stay with his uncle in Rock Harbor, Oregon for the summer, praying that by getting away he will be able to put this awful tragedy behind him.
When Heath starts working at the newly renovated Rock Harbor Opera House, he meets Molly, a young dancer who awakens in him a desire to start over and move on. But, when he begins having visions of a half-burned girl in a white dress, he starts to think he may be slipping even further over the edge.
As the apparent hauntings become more intense, Heath begins to fear for his safety. With the help of his friend Josie, Heath discovers an unsettling secret that ties the mysterious girl to both their families. When two of their friends die unexpectedly, Josie and Heath realize that something, or someone, is after the children of those who wronged Catherine, and they are next.