Haunted Poems

Things have been a little insane lately, and I haven’t been able to do as much reading as I’d hoped. As I’m still studying up on the stone tape theory, I thought maybe I’d share some poems about ghosts by my favorite poets!

Why have humans always been so convinced of the afterlife? Of ghostly encounters? Is it possibly the mind’s way of avoiding our natural fear of death and the unknown? I suppose it depends on who you talk to.  Far too often my mind wanders and I ponder these ideas.

Cultures from all over believe in an afterlife of some kind. There’s been shared similar beliefs all across the world for centuries before the means to communicate far distances was possible! I’m not here to tell you one way or the other, and I believe we all have our paths. My path just happens to include lots of ghosts and lots of poetry…..

There are some poets who use “ghost” as a metaphor for old love, dream states or other things, and some for more literal purposes. Poetry is such a beautiful thing because I think we find what our hearts need when we read the words. I find all uses of “ghost” to be quite enjoyable. Maybe a ghost is many things. Who are we to say?

Sylvia Plath is one of my favorite poets of all time. This seems to be less about a spooky spectre and more about being between the two worlds during a “dream state”.

Of course Edgar Allen Poe is classic ghastly, terrifying & macabre.

Sara Teasdale is another one of my favorites. Her poems sing softly to me while making me feel every emotion on the spectrum. “Love that is never spoken goes like a ghost through the winding years”. I enjoy this one and the comparison of love to ghost, and being haunted by said ghost.

I hadn’t heard this one before, but I do quite enjoy it and will be reading more of Christina Rossetti.

Stay spooky & share your favorite poets or haunted poems with me!!!

My very own ghost story… not seen on Netflix’s Haunted!

Hey y’all, while I’m working on a more in depth entry about T.C. Lethbridge and the stone tape theory, I figured maybe I’d share one of my own spooky tales! Hoping to do some horror movie reviews soon too :).

Aside from the story I shared in Haunted (check it out if you haven’t!) I’ve had many other experiences over the years.  Nothing quite as scary and enduring as what I shared on the show but here is one that stands out:

I’ve come to the conclusion that things are attracted to me (too bad it’s spirits and not Zak Bagans), especially when I’m with my mom. About a year and a half ago, I was laying in bed watching South Park and was finally getting sleepy. My eyes were heavy and I just started to close them when I felt a really light tickle trace down my bare shoulders. Almost like when a stray hair tickles you. My hair was up in a ponytail so it wasn’t that. For a few moments I was too scared to turn around, afraid I’d see a shadow figure or something else straight out of a nightmare.  Eventually, I got the courage and turned over. I didn’t see anything standing there lurking, but my closet door was open with the light turned on. I got up, shut it and tried to convince myself that my cat learned how to open the closet door and flip the switch…it’s amazing what our brains can rationalize when we’re scared. Not long after I slipped back under my faery comforter and began to drift, something whispered “EXCUSE ME” right in my ear. You know the feeling when someone talks really close to your ear and you get goosebumps all over your body? It was exactly that. I shot up and looked around to see nothing.  Needless to say my mom and I cleared the apartment the next day and that seemed to help. Whatever comes around usually doesn’t stay for long anymore, which is nice. But sometimes it’s a real shocker when these things happen. You never really get used it!

Life is a strange ride. I’d like to think that the afterlife is too!

Third Bridge — Colorado

Some of the most interesting stories I hear from people are urban legends…and I always wish so badly they were real.  Most of the time there isn’t anything to back up these crazy stories, though. I visit places and people share all the stories of the people that passed away or committed suicide in building and how they MUST be haunting the place. It makes for great spook factor, but post investigation research usually doesn’t turn up any record of these events.  I’m going to share one of my favorite Colorado urban legends and probably more in future posts 🙂

Third Bridge – I think this one is my favorite because I’ve heard this one for my whole life, and everyone seems to have different accounts of what happens at Third Bridge. It’s a VERY popular place for teenagers to hang out and try and scare themselves. I’ve investigated the area and I’ll share my experiences as well. Below are some of the claims that I’ve heard.

  1. The Native American Drums: Every person hears the drums. Rumor has it, there was a nasty battle with the Native Americans there many years ago and that you can still hear the battle drums, and sometimes even see a warrior spirit on his horse.  The drums? They’re oil drums. Needless to say, being out in the middle of nowhere in the pitch black the drums do sound extremely eerie…but they’re explainable.
  2. The other rumor I have heard is that there was a bus crash full of children and their spirits haunt the bridge. If you pull up in the middle of the bridge and turn off your car it will move by itself and there will be little hand prints all over.  I call BS on this one!! I’ve actually heard this exact story told about other haunted places. I think this is a pretty common legend among many creepy locations. I also have a friend and fellow investigator who was a cop in that county and there are no historical records of a bus crash.
  3. People claim to see lights and orbs in the area, which I completely believe. Regardless of the legends and rumors the place definitely has a very strange energy.
  4. Car crashes. Now this one is true and there are records of it happening in the area.  According to the cop I spoke with, most people go to the wrong bridge, as they aren’t labeled. Most of the actual activity (and one of the car crashes) is at “ghost bridge” which is the next bridge over.  In 1997, there was a crash where two girls died and then another five were killed in more recent years. Maybe they actually do haunt the area!! My heart goes out to all the people who died. The roads are very dangerous in this area so please be careful if you go to visit!

When my team went out to investigate, it was pretty quiet most of the night, minus the neighbor harassing us.  Not that I blame him, because it probably gets annoying having a bunch of teenagers hanging around your area all the time (though it isn’t illegal to be there if you are not breaking curfew, not blocking the road and not doing anything ACTUALLY illegal!) Towards the end of the night we started getting some activity on the REM Pod and K2 which is interesting because they didn’t light up the entire night and then all the sudden went crazy…and there is definitely no power source to cause that.  We also ran into a really respectful nice group of teenagers playing with a Ouija board (eek!) and the K2 went crazy while sitting on the board. We even made them all hand their phones to a friend to walk away to make sure it wasn’t picking up on that. Video below!

If anyone has been to Third Bridge please share your stories with me. Comment here or e-mail me at paranormalprincess7@gmail.com

Xoxo

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/other-teens-crashed-at-third-bridge-years-before-deadly-accident-that-killed-five