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Journaling Prompt – Write About A Real Life Spooky Experience

October 28th, 2009 by Avital
A Real Life Spooky Experience
[Photo by: THOR]

Halloween is right around the corner (for those of you celebrating this holiday).

This holiday had started as a Celtic New Year ceremony and evolved along the years to a festival of the dead.

In north America houses are being meticulously decorated with spooky decorations and jack-o’-lanterns.

For a different spin on the traditional holiday journaling about “Trick-or-Treat” adventures, the evolution of a costume or transforming the house, try to foster the holiday spirit by registering a real life spooky experience you have once had.

  • Have you ever been through scary circumstances?
  • Has a scary looking person ever come across your way?
  • Have you ever stood up close to a scary animal?
  • Have you ever experienced a scary incident/event?
  • Have you ever had to do something scary?


Have you had a real life spooky experience you’d like to share with us? Share by leaving a comment on this post.

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4 Comments to “Journaling Prompt – Write About A Real Life Spooky Experience”

  1. Melanie K. says:

    I have had several … but one in particular was one of my sisters and I got spooked (we were at home alone). Called the boy next door to save us. As we came back in the house and were checking out the house, saw a man trying to jump us! It turned out to be the coat hanger full of coats.
    But we did have a ghost that lived in our house and we called him Fredrick (Freddy for short). He kept moving things around in the house so we couldn’t find them … hee hee. 😉

  2. noell says:

    More scary than spooky, the first memory you triggered was the time two teenage guys (who in my child-memory seemed much older than I now know they were) forced their way into my home when we had a babysitter. I was 5 or 6 and they stayed for a long time. I remember them stealing my parents’ money, locking the babysitter in the backyard, spraying her down with a hose, throwing a jar of pennies at her (not the jar, just the pennies), lighting up their cigarettes on our gas stove, trying to force my 3-year-old brother to smoke one, and for a while, they locked my siblings and me in the backyard.

    After what, in my memories, seemed like hours, my sister and I sneaked a phone call to the neighbor who called the police for us. Turns out my babysitter planned the whole affair. The guys were friends of hers. But when they got out of control she tried to make them leave and they wouldn’t…thus the spraying her down, etc.

    • Avital says:

      Oh my god, Noell. That sounds like a horrible experience. Especially for a 5 y/o. I can’t imagine what went through your head.

      I think my scariest moment was in the second Lebanon war. I was living in Haifa at the time and got stuck in the bathroom at the office while the alarm went off. The rockets fell just a couple streets down from my office (near a hospital) and the entire building shook like crazy. My office was modernly designed with lots of glass and steel – exactly what I would want around me in a situation like that 😉