Ghost Story

Hello, October 1st! Let the Oktoberfests, haunted houses, and scary movies commence.  All month-long I’ll be sharing my favorite horror movies, fall traditions, and scary moments.  First, a spooky story.  Make some s’mores….I’ll wait.

During my last semester in college I decided to move to Nashville with a friend after graduation.  Since she was already finished with school, my friend went ahead and found a place for us.  What she found was an old plantation home beside a Civil War cemetery that had converted into apartments.  (Insert scared face!) The apartment had so much character–10 foot ceilings, hard wood floors, a foyer with a huge chandelier! When I went to visit for a weekend trip, I could see the potential but it also had a very distinctive creepy vibe.  You walked in and there was the huge chandelier and a winding staircase that led up to an empty, locked ballroom, which none of the tenants had a key to.  And when I say tenants, I mean the whopping two musicians who lived in the other apartment across the foyer from ours.  The stables had been converted into rooms too, but other than another person or two in the side buildings, the property was pretty much abandoned.  Apparently the place was so cheap because it was going to be torn down any day for new condos, and you couldn’t see the property from the street, so not many people knew about it.

As my final semester progressed my friend would call or email and tell me about the “weird” things happening in the apartment–hearing sounds above even though no one was in the ballroom, strange noises in the apartment even though she lived alone.  I started to feel more and more anxious about living there.  I didn’t believe in ghosts…probably…maybe…but I didn’t want to take any chances.  (And who wants to live beside pissed off Civil War soldiers?)  The stories kept progressing in spookiness until finally, one night she called and told me she came home to find all of the living room furniture in a circle in the middle of the room.  Hell. No.

To this day I have no idea if she was making this up to get out of having a roommate, but it worked.  Furniture in the middle of the room is a deal-breaker for me.

Returning tonight:

Bones (8/7c FOX)

Sleepy Hollow (9/8c FOX)

The Blacklist (9/8c NBC) Liz and Red are on the run, but I really just want to see more Tom!

New shows:

Benders (10/9c IFC) New hockey comedy on this cable channel.  I think this one is only going to pull in the die-hard sports fans…or at least the same demographic watching The League.

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