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Where to Find Ghost Stories for Halloween

By Charles Hopkins Published 08/8/2006 | Kids & Teens

Halloween has come around again and youre probably looking for a scare. Of course you could go rent a movie, visit a haunted house, or dress up in a scary costume and torment your neighbors, but if you want to a real scare, you should read some ghost stories that will hit the Halloween spot.

If you want to find ghost stories for Halloween, there are a number of ways you can go about locating them. The first, and easiest method, is to ask someone you know if they can tell you a real creepy ghost story. Chances are that everyone knows at least one fright-churner. You can ask a bunch of people and sometimes get different variations on the same story!

Another way to locate ghost stories is to use the Internet. If you conduct a routine Google search for ghost stories you will not be disappointed with the results. You will get millions of hits. Of course, you dont have time to go through all the results, but you can skim a few sites and get some really juicy stories. In fact, if you search for some really haunted places, you can find material from which you can create your own story.

I think a great place to find ghost stories is through reading books. Just go down to your local library or bookstore and browse through some of the titles. There are tons of books available on the subject because there are so many people who like being scared silly! You can read a few stories and if youre creative enough, you can make up your own twists on them.

Internet chat rooms, while a great place to discuss politics, sports, and nearly anything under the Halloween moon, are perfect for finding ghost stories. If you ask politely enough, someone may be willing to tell you a story that will turn you white with fright. In addition, you may also get suggestions in regards to books to read or even other websites to visit. People in cyberspace are often friendly if you approach them right, so why not give it a try!

As a youngster, I traditionally found the best ghost stories at sleepaway camp. Sure, it may be a long time since youve heard a particularly good ghost story, but if you rack your brain hard enough, you may be able to dredge one up from your past.

Ghost stories are fairly easy to find. All it takes is a little bit of time and effort to find ones that you feel are appropriate for Halloween. Of course, you may have to vary which stories you choose according to the age and maturity of who you plan to tell them to. If you are planning to tell them to a group of young kids, you should probably take out the ones that have lots of gore. However, telling a good Halloween story is not always in the subject matter. Sometimes it is in the delivery! Be sure to practice a bit so that you are able to keep the mood intact throughout the tale!