Tomorrow night, I’m taking a couple of my kids on a Park Ranger tour of graves in the Prince William Forest Park. We’re supposed to bring flashlights. I’m guessing we’ll hear a couple of ghost stories.
What’s your favorite ghost story? Here are a few I like:
- “The Moonlit Road,” by Ambrose Bierce: A haunting, from three perspectives. Written in 1907, but post-modern in the best sense of the term.
- “The Vane Sisters,” by Vladimir Nabokov: An NRO reader pointed me to this one a while back. The ending is fiendishly clever. It’s also a trick. I missed it completely and discovered its true meaning by reading around on the interwebs.
- “Behind the Stumps,” by Russell Kirk: When I guest lectured on Kirk at Emory University a couple of years ago, I asked the students to read this. It’s like M.R. James transplanted into rural Michigan and its message is deeply conservative.
- “The Advent Reunion,” by Andrew Klavan: Watch his video narration.
Post your favorites in the comments section.