Op-Ed: Become a Halloween hero — be your neighborhood’s full-size house ghost!
(Editor’s note: This post originally ran in the Dallas Observer on August 10, 2016. To read the original article, click here.)
I am not going to deny for a second that ghosts are creepy and frightening to see. In fact, that’s why I’m writing a column about one being the “full-size house ghost,” as Dallas Independent’s Jaye P. Guy calls them. The column takes the reader on a tour of a neighborhood haunted by the ghost of a woman who lived in what remains of her former home. In the days before that woman died, she would hold weekly “meetings” with local children at her house and invite them to take pictures in the haunted room in exchange for candy.
The writer has written a very interesting story about a woman who died before she could tell her “secret,” which is the real reason she built the house. In all likelihood, I believe it’s because she believed the end was near. That’s why she moved to the house in the first place. “Her” house is now nothing more than a pile of rubble, a ghost that lives in a memory that has died, which is also something that haunts many a house we remember being haunted, despite there’s no evidence to prove a ghost haunts the house.
We are, however, able to help those who have died and are now in spirit form. We are able to help them to make contact with the people who loved them, allowing them to have their own life, their own memories.
When you hear about the houses being haunted, or any house that’s haunted, you’re probably going to think of it as a haunting story, a story of a ghost in a haunted house. As long as there is no proof of a living person being there, we know there’s nothing to see, right? Wrong. In