Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Ghost of Walt Whitman

Kevin from New Jersey sent me this hair-raising tale of his night in the cemetery where the great American poet Walt Whitman is buried. Whitman lived out his final years in New Jersey, and apparently still enjoys the place! Check it out:

Yo dude,

Boy do I ever have a story for you! Well first, I live in New Jersey, and I'm reading your book. I live near an old cemetery that has Walt Whitman buried in it. One Halloween Night I was thinking: I wonder what it would be like if I went to the cemetery at night. So, of course, I did!

I was scared walking toward Walt Whitman's grave but, well, like you, I love scary things! Now, I've been here during the day and I knew there was a huge lock on the Whitman mausoleum. Surprisingly, that night the lock was gone! And I was thinking "Ok Kevin, don't get scared. Don't get scared." Then I heard something like a loud thump coming from inside the mausoleum. But I was like, "OK, it's just a nearby car or something. It's not really coming from inside." Then I heard it again. Louder this time. And this time I saw the door handle on the mausoleum start moving! As I ran for my life, I heard the creak of the door, but didn't dare look back. So much for seeing a dead poet! Later I found out that his whole family is buried there, so it could have been any of them! That gave me the chills. I don't think I'll be going back again at night.

Your Fellow Lover of the Paranormal,


H. W. W. A. A. H. said...


Thats spooky! You guys are giving me the hebbie Jebbies!

Andy said...

holy cow!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMFG that is so scary kev good god i woulda bit scared stiff!

Andy from CT

Anonymous said...

Wow! That's creepy! I beleive you! I too have had encounters with ghosts. But mine were nowhere near as scary! You have any more encounters to share with us?

Anonymous said...

Wow! that was a nice story. I have had some ghost incounters to. But you acutlly heard the ghost moving. I just saw its shadow.

Anonymous said...

COOL,i wish I was there at the time. I loooooove ghost's

Arek said...

nice experiance dude. you shoulda brought a camra and taking a pic of the ghost

Anonymous said...

I wouldve stayed . I like poetry and ghosts