5 Types of Household Ghosts

5 Types of Household Ghosts

In support of the kickstarter for BOOKS & BONE (which funded! EEK!) I did a series of faux non-fiction toots on Mastodon detailing ghost research. Hopefully you’ll enjoy it!


5 Types of Household Ghosts

1. When you sneeze and nobody is there to say ‘bless you’, this ghost appears. It is a small, shy ghost that jumps at loud noises. It likes to play with your cat, who can see it, and it tickles your dog while they sleep.

It doesn’t usually remain for more than a few hours, but will usually tidy something away before it goes.


2. When you trip on your doormat, it is this ghost’s fault. It’s a prankster ghost with a fluid form, always squeezing into small spaces and chuckling to itself.

Once it has successfully tripped you, stubbed your toe, or knocked your elbow, it moves on to the next house. It thinks you are all in on the joke and is unaware that you can’t see it.


3. There is a ghost that is perpetually lost. It wanders into houses and peers around corners. If you see it, it spooks and flees the building. It will usually drop a coin in its haste to flee.

I’m not quite sure what it’s searching for, but further research will tell.


4. There’s a ghost that hunts monsters. It’s a small, cat-like ghost with a  silent prowl. If there’s a monster under your bed or in your wardrobe,  it chases it out under cover of night. It does unfortunately usually  also drink all your milk (resulting, of course, in milk that spoils  before its date).


5. The last ghost I will mention today is the ghost that hides between an open door and the wall. It’s a friendly enough ghost but actually quite large, and it doesn’t want to get in the way.

When you go to sleep, it sits in the window and watches for intruders. It sings to itself, which suppresses bad dreams for those who hear it.


Image by jill 111 / Jill Wellington, used under Pixabay License.

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