Halloween weekend is upon us! Some good, old fashioned, scary story telling never ages. I asked around friends and family for their favorite ghost stories from their childhood. The nice thing about most of these stories, we have all heard them enough that we can put our own spin on it! You can creep it up or creep it down. Just remember, you reap what you sew with scary stories and kids. You creep the story up, you will have a bunk mate for the evening. Happy Halloween!
Once there was a beautiful woman named Xochitl. She fell in love with a wealthy rancher. They were married and had two children together. One day Xochitl saw her husband kissing another woman. In a fit of rage, she drowned her two children in the river by their house. Realizing what she had done, Xochitl flung herself into the river drowning. When Xochitl went up to heaven, they would not let her in until she finds her children. So now she spends her days by the river, forever weeping and forever looking for her lost children.
There once was a little girl named Mary who lived in a cemetery with her family. Her father was a gravedigger. When he buried a body, he would always leave a string leading into the grave with a bell on the other end. That way if anyone was buried alive, they could ring the bell and the gravedigger would be able to dig them up.
One day a terrible disease swept through the village. It would cause people to fall into a deep sleep before dying. They would check to see if the person was alive by placing a mirror under their nose. If the mirror fogged up, then they were still alive. Mary came home sick one day and fell into a deep sleep. Her parents were devastated when they place the mirror under her nose and no breath fogged up the mirror.
They buried Mary behind their house in a grave with a string attached to a bell. Shockingly, Mary wasn’t dead. She awoke inside her coffin. She pulled the string on the bell, but she pulled too hard and the string yanked the bell off its hook. Days later her mother went to visit her grave, and saw the bell on the ground. Realizing what happened they dug up Mary’s grave and found she died with a petrified look on her face and scratch marks on the ceiling of her coffin.
To this day if you light a candle in your bathroom with the lights off and call Bloody Mary three times, Mary appears and scratches your eyes out!
Hook for a Hand
Once there was a teenage couple who went out on a date. At the end of the night, they decided to go drive into the woods and gaze up at the stars. As they are parked, they heard a radio story about an escaped inmate from the nearby insane asylum. This inmate had previously killed several teenagers with his hook he had instead of a hand. The girl got scared and decides she wants to go home. The guy starts his car and pulls out of the woods when he hears a long scratching noise down the side of his car. They continue home and when he gets out of his car to check the damage, he sees a hook stuck in the car door handle.
Babysitter ghost story
A young woman decided to take a babysitting job on Halloween night. When she gets to the house the parents let her know the kids are already asleep. She is welcome to watch TV until they get home. The parents leave and the babysitter goes to check on the kids who are sound asleep in their beds.
She comes downstairs and turns on the TV. The house has a lot of odd collectibles all over the shelves. The oddest being a statue next to the TV. It appears to be a large gnome dressed in overalls and a small red hat. Even though the gnome is just a statue, it makes her feel really uncomfortable. She feels like it’s watching her. She decides to take a blanket and place it over the gnome. Then she plops on the couch and turns on a scary movie.
After the movie is over, she gets a call from the parents checking in on their kids. The babysitter goes upstairs, and the kids are still sounds asleep. She tells the mom the kids are asleep and that everything is okay. She asks if she can move the gnome statue because it is kind of creeping her out. The mom pauses on the phone and says “we don’t have a gnome statue.” The babysitter rushes down stairs to where the gnome statue was sitting next to the TV all night. But all that is there is the white sheet on the floor.