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Ghosts, Spirits, Phantoms and Spooks in ASCII Text Art

Updated on August 14, 2014
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Laura makes ASCII art, using MS Notepad. (Since 1998). She is currently exploring adding colour to the plain text to make postcards.

Long ago my family went to see The Phantom of the Opera. I loved it. No one else did. For me Phantom of the Opera will always be my favourite ghost story. I don't like horror. I'm not 100% sure where I stand on the issue of ghosts. I do believe in reincarnation so, how can there be people left behind if everyone is supposed to get recycled? However, I do think past emotions and tragedies can remain to haunt a place, or a person.

My Grandmother saw ghosts. Her sister and her husband appeared to her after their deaths. She saw other ghosts too but refused to "see" them. A psychic once told her there were a lot of spirits around her wanting to get help and talk to her. But, my Grandmother said she would never get involved with all of that. One day she spoke out and told them all to leave her alone. From then on she wasn't bothered any more. As a kid, I felt the same way about ghosts. I didn't think anyone hanging around could be all fluffy bunnies and good intentions. So, before I was even a teenager I did the same as my Grandmother. I spoke out loud and said I didn't want to see anything. Maybe that's why I never have. I'm fine with that.

I do explore abandoned houses here in Ontario. I love the history of them, the way they look as they weather and I like the mystery of not knowing what happened to the house or the people who once lived there. There is a romantic kind of feeling about it all. But, though many people tell me the houses look creepy or haunted, I have never felt creeped out by any of them. Except one but that was more about a toad I thought I may have stepped on than anything ghostly.

Ghosts in ASCII art

Spooks in ASCII Art

Spirits in ASCII Art

Phantoms in ASCII Art


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      Jose Juan Gutierrez 

      2 years ago from Mexico City

      I always wanted to do this when I saw it some years ago. It`s fun!

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      Laura Brown 

      3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Reposting to my Facebook ASCII Artist page.

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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      The ghosts are kind of cute. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      These are amazing. I do believe in ghosts and have had experiences. Great job! Enjoyed the ghost pic lots. Passing this on.

    • That Grrl profile imageAUTHOR

      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Thanks for your comments, glad you like the art.

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      6 years ago

      Love the art. It's entertaining!

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      6 years ago from Fuck of HUBPAGES

      Funny Art. Keep it up.

      Keep sharing :)

      Boooo !!!


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