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Haunted Ghost Stories

Updated on October 15, 2014
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Spooky Ghost Stories For Children

Halloween is nearly upon us, the nights are drawing in and thoughts turn to the ghost, and spooky ghost horror stories. I loved these ghost stories as a child, though I was scared beyond belief I loved it!! As an adult I have also experienced a few personal or true ghost stories of my own and those of people I know personally. Some spooky , some weird and wonderful.

I invite you to join me in a spooky ghost story telling journey to take you from the real world in to the world of the ghost...so here are some stories you can read to your children............ as well as a few "real" Ghost stories-well you can be the judge of if they are just stories or actually real ghosts....As an added spooky experience why not let your kids dress up in the costumes for ghosts and ghouls and have extra fun!

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Favourite Scary Stories Of American Children

Scary Stories- Age range approx 8-11 years old.

This book includes 23 scary (and not so scary) stories for children. Each one is about one to four pages long and therefore great for short story telling and to hold young childrens attention.

Each story gives an indication of its suitability for age range and audience. That is up to you if its reading to your own kids and this is also useful if reading to groups of children in storytelling sessions or sleepovers or in a classroom environment.

Friday Ghost Stories

In upper primary school we had this teacher who loved ghost stories and at the end of each Friday.

He would sit us all down for a story about a ghost.

It captured all our imaginations , terrified us, yet we were all spellbound by it and looked forward to it each week!

He was a brilliant storyteller.

Alfred Hitchcock Ghost Stories For Young People

Alfred Hitchcock Wonderful Stories

The famous Alfred Hitchcock.

A great choice if you have watched the films and want to get into the books.


Equally you may love reading the incredible Ghost stories and this is a great read for young people- or for a family to sit around one evening and read the stories to each other!

What Do The Children Think Of Ghost Stories?

Do the children you know like Ghost Stories, whether they are your own children, nieces, nephews, cousins or children at your school etc.

Let me know what they think of ghost stories!

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Friendly Ghost Costume - Small

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Child Friendly Ghost Costume

Morris Costumes Child Friendly Ghost Small
Morris Costumes Child Friendly Ghost Small

This "scary" ghost costume is in one piece and clearly designed to look like a ghost.

This Ghost costume is available in size small (size 4-6) It is an easy fun costume for Halloween or dressing up or fancy dress parties.

 

My Personal Childhood Ghosts

When I was a young child I became afraid that there might be ghosts and monsters hiding in my room at night.

I had a very active imagination and could describe them all to my parents. It became a bit of an issue as I got so that all the wardrobes had to be examined each night for ghosts and monsters! In the end my mum came up with a plan.

She took me to the local Police station and having previously discussed this with the Constable in charge took me in to see where they kept all the bad ghosts and monsters.

They took me to the cells and showed me how they could lock them up etc and i was vey satisfied with that and never had another ghost or Monster in my bedroom !!

Cool Ghoul Costume, Small

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Cool Ghoul Costume - Small ghoulish mask and robe!

Cool Ghoul Costume, Small
Cool Ghoul Costume, Small

Set off your children's imagination! This ghost costume includes a ghoul mask and hooded robe in ghostly white!

It includes a chain as well, maybe suitable for imitation rattling.

This ghostly costume will fit waist size 25 inches and a child 44" tall.

All ready for Spooky, Hallloween Ghostly Fun!!

 

Ghost stories really scare me. I have such a big imagination that after I watch a horror movie like 'The Grudge', I look in the corners of my room for the next two days.

Vanessa Hudgens

Ghost Gets Dressed -For Children - Funny ghostly book

Humourous book for children which seems ot be quite cute for a ghost story ! .

Apart from the usual ghostly attire this ghost wants something more snazzy!


Another adventure for Ghost and monster that many children will enjoy !

There are some ghost stories in Japan where - when you are sitting in the bathroom in the traditional style of the Japanese toilet - a hand is actually starting to grab you from beneath. It's a very scary story.

Shigeru Miyamoto

Roald Dahl's Book Of Ghost Stories

Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories
Roald Dahl's Book of Ghost Stories

Authors include E. F. Benson, J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Rosemary Timperley, and Edith Wharton.

 

Roald Dahl Book Of Ghost Stories - Anthology of Ghost Stories.


Roald Dahl was fascinated by ghost stories. In this anthology he includes fourteen of the ones he selected from the 749 he read.

A very spooky sometimes disquieting selection. Perhaps adults should be using their discretion when reading to children and read these stories first to see what they think. Certainly for much older children if at all or maybe better for young adults.

More suited to adults who like ghost stories.

My hubby would enjoy these I know but I think I would find these a little too scary myself!!!


Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters!!

Happy memories of this film from 1984. Wow cant believe it was that far back!!

Still great film, lots of fun about Ghosts!!!!

Create A Monster!

Monster High Create-a-Monster Ghost Girl Add-On Accessory Parts
Monster High Create-a-Monster Ghost Girl Add-On Accessory Parts

Complete with all the accessory parts to make up you r very own monster! Kids could certainly have some fun with this.

 

Make Your own ghost


Kids can make their own monster/ghost with this set.


Children can make up their own ghost with all these parts for a ghost/monster!!


Spookily it Includes a head and a wig.


Various monster parts with legs and arms and even a pair of shoes!

Ghost Costumes To Wear While Telling Your Ghost Stories

When you are reading ghost stories or watching a ghost story on TV here are some ideas of costumes your children may like to dress up in while you are reading the ghost stories together or even act out their own ghost story !!!

Child Bobble Head Ghost Face

BOBBLE HEAD GHOST FACE LRG
BOBBLE HEAD GHOST FACE LRG

Indeed a great Ghostly outfit for Halloween fancy dress!

 

Bobble head ghost Costume for children

Oh my goodness!

With this costume you get a scary robe with a hood, gloves and a belt.

Also comes with a head!!!

You will surely be looking very scary in this outfit- perfect for Halloween fancy dress.I think this is an especially scary one that many children will enjoy.

Imagine several kids running around the house with these sort of outfits on!

Crazy, scary and brilliant fun! Get them sitting around you reading a wonderful Halloween ghost story.

The lawn Is pressed by unseen feet, and ghosts return

Gently at twilight, gently go at dawn,

The sad intangible who grieve and yearn....

T.S. ELIOT, To Walter de la Mare

Howling Ghost Costume

Howling Ghost Children's Costume with Mask, Robe and Gloves, Large
Howling Ghost Children's Costume with Mask, Robe and Gloves, Large

Certainly spooky and scary, get ready for Halloween!!

 

Howling Ghost Children's Costume



Larger size costume for children. Ghostly Mask, Robe and Gloves.


This one has has a very atmospheric black hooded robe with sinister black gloves and to really complete the scary look a moulded ghoulish mask.


Oh my goodness seriously Get Ghostly !!

Creepy Haunted Halloween Graveyard !

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Chillingham Castle Real Ghosts

I have personally visited Chillingham Castle in Northumberland in UK. It is supposed to be the most haunted house in Britain..... There is certainly an air of the ghostly about it.

A feeling that there is darkness and mystery and "creepiness" about it.

Not a place I would want to be alone in or to be there at night. I would certainly not want to be there at Halloween No way!!

What Do You Think Of Halloween?

Love to hear from you whether you like Halloween and the whole ghostly thing or not or just like a bit of fun reading stories!

Enjoy your Halloween time and I hope you have fun reading the ghost stories.

I do read all comments and appreciate you taking the time.

Thank you

© 2012 RaintreeAnnie

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    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 2 years ago from Canada

      LOVE children's Halloween books even though I no longer have any children to share them with!

    • LisaAuch1 profile image

      Lisa Auch 4 years ago from Scotland

      I love Halloween! and we love watchign the silly halloween ghost stories....Who ya gonna call! ghostBusters, Love it!

    • nightbear lm profile image

      nightbear lm 4 years ago

      I enjoy a bit of fun for sure, Not into Halloween, but I am enjoying a well made lens. great job Jasmine Ann.