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  •  Wow! Now that's something. (11+ / 0-)

    I think my next installment will be about the ghostbusters who visit on occasion.

    We often have people contact us, offering to "cleanse" the house and they won't take "we don't have ghosts" for an answer.

    They're actually more fun than the ghosts have been.

    "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

    by DrLori on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:02:22 AM PST

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    •  LOL! (2+ / 0-)
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      Mrs M, DrLori

      (Disclaimer: I am a witch.  Take that and everything else with a bucketload of Entlord's grandpa's home-brewed sea salt).

      I've been getting to know a "ghost-hunter" here in Richmond; she has a couple of books out on the subject which just goes to show that some people will publish ANYTHING (except my very well-written novels, of course).  She uses an array of techie-toys which as far as I can tell provide flashing lights in response to random changes in ambient temperature and the noises generated by cramming twenty people into a small space and telling them to be "quiet".  I've run with her a couple of times now because I'm concerned that if she runs into something real she could get herself and anyone she has along hurt.  I do have to say that she doesn't offer to "cleanse" anyone or any place of whatever haunts she "finds", which is good because I'm pretty certain she doesn't know how.

      My own experience is that an active house-spirit is most often concerned with respect for persons and property.  There was one ghost, for instance, who would only show up to natter at us if we left the dishes lying around; while her husband, the old gardener, would stop me if I was about to accidentally dig up some of his bulbs.  My last house was absolutely APPALLED at what the previous occupants had permitted to go on inside him, and became positively protective after I had replaced a couple of broken windows and painted over the "creative" graffiti covering the downstairs walls.  So I suspect that the love and respect you have given to the builders of your plantation has performs all the "cleansing" that you will ever need.

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