short ghost story for kids
Once upon a time, a man and a boy who had lost their wife and mother moved into a new house. They were told by the locals in the village that the house was haunted, but neither the man nor the boy believed in ghosts, and they moved into the house quite happily. The child went downstairs and asked the maid of the home for a glass of water and some fruit, and she happily obliged. She also told the boy that there could be ghosts.
Finally, Mr. Sullivan found his way to a public bathroom. He looked in the mirror and found his face bloodied and bruised, his skin a mess, and his bones broken. His skin was pale and his eyes bloodied. He realised why everyone was so reluctant to stop for him. He was dead. He was a ghost.
Bear Hunting includes some grisly details, but the funny ending ensures your kids won’t be too scared.
In the morning, the travelers left on their journey, and left a fifty-cent piece on the kitchen table as a thank you. When they got to the next town to eat lunch, they discover something very spooky.
“Why is mommy’s face so pale?”
To keep themselves occupied the boys decided to play a game of hide and seek. The older boy turned his head to the wall and began to count. He could hear his little brother’s feet as he scampered about looking for a place to hide.
“I don’t know. That’s the ball my dad gave me when I was little. It’s my favorite baseball,” Henry responded with tears welling in his eyes. He struggled to maintain his composure, but the thought of losing one of his most prized possessions was almost more than he could bear.
“I’m warning you boys, stay out of the ravine. There is no Indian brave buried down there. That’s just an old myth kids have been passing on to each other since I was a kid. The only thing you’re going to find down there is trouble!”
Ghost stories can add fun and a bit of spookiness to your Halloween party, slumber party, and camping adventures. Ranging from slightly scary to absolutely bone chilling, there is a ghost story to fit any audience. Below is a collection of ghost story resources to read and share, these stories are sure to send chills down your spine.
- Ghost Stories & Pictures – A collection of ghost stories and images from around the world.
- Modern Ghosts – Several detailed ghost stories.
- Halloween Ghost Stories – Tons of terrifying tales to share at your next Halloween party or sleepover.
- Campfire Stories – Creepy campfire stories about ghosts, ghouls, and other things that go bump in the night.
- Family Ghost Stories – An assortment of ghost stories and Halloween tales to spook your family this Halloween.
- Creepy Carolina Stories – Three different ghost stories set in South Carolina.
- Knox County Ghosts – A collection of ghost stories to share around the campfire.
- Romanian Ghost Stories – Ghostly stories written by other students.
- Russian Ghost Stories – Six scary ghost stories sure to make your hair stand up.
- The Moonlit Road – Spooky ghost stories with audio.
- Scary Ghost Stories – A collection of ghost stories for kids.
- Horror Stories & Short Ghost Stories – A great collection of ghost stories for sleepovers, Halloween, and campfires.
- Ghost Stories & Campfire Tales – A list of ghost legends to spook your friends.
- Camping Stories – Ghost stories perfect to spook your friends, including the classic Bloody Mary.
- Short Halloween Stories – A collection of printable Halloween and scary stories for kids.
This fireside chant isn’t exactly a spooky tale, but you can get adrenaline pumping if you ham it up a little bit. Besides, when you’ve got younger kids with you, it’s probably best if the scariest thing they can imagine on their camping trip is a bear and not, say, a psycho-killer that licks people’s hands.
Nope, not the awful Stephen King sci-fi story. The tale of the Tommy Knockers features the ghosts of California miners, so there’s definitely some spirits in this chilling story. You can heighten the suspense as the story goes on to make the twist ending that much more silly.
It is probable that everybody who is at all a constant dreamer has had at least one experience of an event or a sequence of circumstances which have come to his mind in sleep being subsequently realized in the .
The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could ; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat .
The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could ; but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge. You, who so well know the nature of my soul, will not suppose, however, that I gave utterance to a threat. At length I would be avenged .
Adventures come to the adventurous, and mysterious things fall in the way of those who, with wonder and imagination, are on the watch for them; but the majority of people go past the doors that are half ajar, thinking them closed, and fail to notice.
Do scarecrows keep evil spirits away or can they be possessed by them? This first-person narrative has many elements of a perfect scary story and is great for the elementary school crowd.
Is your little one crazy for pirates? This is the tale of Captain Kidd and his band of pirates, who bury treasure on the New Jersey shore and then come back to haunt the area on reality TV (just kidding about the last part). Retold by S.E. Schlosser as part of his Spooky New Jersey book ($6.93 at Amazon), this tale will remind you of ghost stories from days gone by.
The Talkative Man tells the story of an Indian forest officer who goes abroad and comes back as a rational and cynical man, who only believes in things he could touch, see or hear. At everything else, he scoffs, especially to the idea of God.
Author: Ruskin Bond