Today’s prompt is apparition which is a fancy word for ghost, so let’s talk about them!
I’m afraid of ghosts. I am also afraid of saying I’m afraid of ghosts in case it makes the ghosts mad and begin to haunt me. But I am also afraid that if I say I’m not afraid of ghosts then that will piss them off and they will begin to haunt me.
I don’t know what it is, maybe just the whole unknown aspect of it, the idea of being haunted by something you can’t make any logical sense of. Maybe it’s just how illogical it can be, the scariness of not being able to understand something. Cold spots, voices in statics, smears and floating dots in pictures.
That’s not to say I don’t find them interesting. Like most things horror related, I find the stories interesting even if they freak me the heck out and turn me into an insomniac. The history is interesting, trying to understand them is also interesting, but when the mind wanders and starts to think of these things as real, that’s when it starts being not so interesting.
Of course that depends on if ghosts are real or not, which is also a difficult thing for me or anyone to answer. It’s based purely on personal belief and so called experiences. I haven’t had any paranormal experiences (and I don’t want any) so I can’t say, and I’m more hesitant to answer. If I say ghosts aren’t real will they haunt me? If I say they are will they take that as an invitation to haunt me? I like to believe that if I stay neutral then my life will stay neutral and unhaunted.
So I’ll stay neutral, and I’ll read and listen and put that barrier up because I’m not about that haunting life. If there are or aren’t ghosts I hope they’re having a happy afterlife, as long as it’s far away from me.