civil war ghosts

Our town (in rural Ohio, USA) is very tiny, but we have a lot of legends. One that has always amused me is the story that if you drive down a certain road at midnight, two people will fly at your car windshield and chase you, levitating. Sometimes you can apparently hear screaming or talking in the woods on either side. It was never clear to me if they were supposed to be ghosts or not, and if so, who they were the ghosts of. I’ve done the “dare” for this one, and the road IS really creepy, but nothing happened.

There’s another story about our local university that I actually researched, hoping I could use it for my history capstone project. The university dates back to the 1850s, and supposedly one of the buildings on campus was used as a Civil War hospital, or as a convalescent home for Civil War veterans. The ghost of an officer is said to wander the upper floors at night, one room in particular. I know several people who have had strange experiences there, hearing boot steps, voices, and slamming doors. A former security guard told me something followed her through the building one night, opening the doors she had just closed.

Whoever the ghost is, though, (if they exist,) they aren’t a Civil War officer. The university has excellent records I was able to dig through, and I could find no connection whatsoever between the campus and the War. In fact, if I read the records correctly, the “haunted room” didn’t even exist at that time. There wasn’t even enough information for me to use for my project.

One last thing: we had a local legend called “Hell House”, which was a home that a man built for his family, who died in a train accident before it could be finished. The man supposedly hanged himself on the tree out front, and you could still see his ghost swinging from it on certain nights. This story was apparently well known enough to make it into a nationally published book on Ohio oddities, but the tree from the story was cut down a few years ago, and the house has been completely restored to a non-spooky state.

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honestly florida has mad paranormal activity and some ppl do stupid shit because they’re floridians and “can totally handle it”

like my city slicker great aunt and uncle now live in the countryside and are super cool with walking around the property at night alone. like smh i was at their house staying in an apartment above their (definitely haunted) barn and oml the weird shit i heard and saw from the barn and outside.

ive played manhunt with friends, and let’s just say don’t go into treehouses alone at night. the thing that hangs out there doesn’t like it. especially if it’s next to a wooded area, then you’re just asking to be pounced on. we’re lucky that it started thundering because otherwise we may have lost someone.

the ocean at night is a whole different thing. the beauty is stunning, and makes you quiet. you feel like someone is watching you and protecting you. they are. if you litter on a beach though? the ocean will get you back. i myself have gotten pinched pretty hard by a crab, and i was careful before then.

now to ghosts

in the south if a place is haunted it’s most likely civil war ghosts. my house is haunted by a sad civil war ghost that wants to be left alone (i leave him alone). my friend has a protective spirit that lives in their room, but i think they’re from the great depression. the ghost is super rad ive talked 2 them.

in short: be cautious, esp at night. most ghosts r chill. the ocean is also chill long as u dont litter.

i hope i didn’t come off too lecture-y or southern grandma-y

Never Forget It - Ghost AU

Originally posted by shhhh-no-ones-home

A/N: This one is short but sad. Taking requests :)

Pairing: Bucky x reader

Request:  Bucky and Y/n talk when she gets back from a mission- “I love you so much, Bucky, I don’t need you to say it back, I just need you to never forget it.” -and minutes after she walks away Steve rings Bucky to tell him that she died protecting one of the other Avengers. (The whole time we were talking I thought you were real but minutes after you walk away I get a call to tell me you died three hours ago. You’re a ghost. au)

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Bucky was sprawled out on the couch watching Netflix when the elevator arrived at his floor. He broke his gaze from the television for the first time in hours when he heard the ding of the elevator. He was met by you, still in your mission gear.  

“You’re back early,” he commented. He was still slightly annoyed he hadn’t gone on this mission due to his badly sprained ankle. You and Steve had insisted he needed to stay home and rest, otherwise he would do a worse injury.  

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Protective spirit watching over my house.

Let’s talk about how I almost called 911 at 3 am last night thinking I had a prowler when it was one of my regular spirits. Like I had my phone open ready to dial 911 and I was planning what to do if the guy started breaking in my door.

I saw a man’s shadow go by my window so my mother jumped up but there was nobody there and no footprints in the mud. Then the shadow rounded the corner of my house and the motion lights went on but there was nobody there.

I do have several soldiers who watch over me from time to time and they might have been patrolling because I’m alone here without men upstairs now. My upstairs neighbors moved out earlier this month. Whenever big changes happen, the main Civil War soldier that hangs around my neighborhood starts coming into my house and doing patrols. Everybody hears him walking overhead when nobody’s upstairs. I know it’s him because Civil War era boots sound completely different than modern boots.

Still, I didn’t even think about my neighborhood spirit in the heat of the moment. I was convinced some creep was poking around my house until we eliminated every other natural possibility. Then my mother was the one to guess it was Tommy (we named him Tommy years ago) patrolling around the house. I’m glad I didn’t have to explain that to the police.

The moral of this story is even though spirits can sometimes startle us, they’re not all filled with malicious intent. Many of them are protecting us.