Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ghosts, Shades and Specters: Have you met one?

The last supernatural beings in my real or fictional posts are ghosts, shades, and specters. What's the difference? I'm glad you asked!

     Ghost: a visible disembodied soul
     Shades: the shadows that gather in cemeteries
     Spirits: the immaterial intelligent or sentient part of a person

Madison Riley has met her fair share of shades, ghosts and spirits in the Embrace Series. Of course, meeting other supernatural creatures is all part of possessing magical powers.

If you're a believer in these entities, then you probably know the temperature in a room tends to drop when one of these creatures are nearby. So the next time you walk through a sudden cold spot, say hello. Someone or something unseen might just answer you.

Ghost, shade or specter: what these entities have in common is they are souls of the deceased that can appear in visible manifestation. Mediums can sense ghosts, psychics can communicate with them, and humans have seen them. There are even television shows dedicated to finding ghosts.  Of the different supernatural beings, ghosts are the hardest to dispute.  Wouldn't you agree?

Still on the fence about these spectral beings?
Meet the ones Madison has and then decide.

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  1. From those definitions, not sure what I have encountered then.

    1. I think ghosts are the most well known and the entities that haunt buildings. I'm grateful that I haven't seen any.

  2. I don't know what I believe when it comes to this stuff. But I've felt my neck prickle when changing a sprinkler at night, or I sense someone behind me and it reminds me of someone long passed. I'll let you decide what it means.

    Anna from Elements of Writing

    1. That could have been a ghost. I like to believe that if they exist, they are bound to certain places. Maybe where they died or places they've been too when they were alive, but that's because I hate the idea of them roaming freely.

  3. I am not sure I believe in them really.

    1. I believe they exist, and I hope never to meet one. :)