I have been decorating a cottage this week - empty, as it's to be let unfurnished. Heard a shriek, a crash and series of thuds (as if someone had fallen downstairs). As I was the only one in the house (an end terrace) at the time, I went next door to see if all OK, but that house was empty (owners on holiday). Talking to the neighbours opposite, I was informed that the house was haunted by the ghost of a woman who was killed in the nearby mill nearly 200 years ago. It seems that she is often 'heard' and occasionally 'seen', tramping around in a long apron. I said that if she appeared to me, I would set her on sanding down the woodwork, which shocked the neighbours. They expressed the view (in all seriousness), that I shouldn't joke about these things, as she might take her revenge.
I know from my teaching days that lots of children and adolescents believe in ghosts, but I didn't think many adults still do.
Do you believe that the dead have spirits and that they can be seen/heard/felt by the living?
I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind. Emily Bronte