I'm thrilled to be here today at Long and Short Reviews to talk a little about my favorite holiday, Halloween. I've always been a fan of the fall. There's nothing like crisp leaves, homemade apple cider and that almost tangible smell of the creeping cold air. I love boots and sweaters. This can sometimes be a problem since I live in the northern part of Florida. Yeah, that's right. I'm north all right- north of Cuba, that is. Anyway, I do try to make the most of the few cool days we have here. I grew up in Virginia and since I have a great imagination, I can pretend it's cold anyway.
I adore going on haunted tours and living in a historical town, there are plenty of chances to do so. We have ghosts all over the place here, it seems. I've been to our local lighthouse many times and have always had some paranormal experience. The first time, I smelled really strong tobacco in the basement and then, under the staircase, I smelled liquor. There was no one drinking or smoking in the building. When I mentioned these things to the guide, she indicated that the light keeper who lived there in the 1800s was a pipe smoker and there was also an American Indian who stayed there for a while who drank a lot. I found this very intriguing.
One other visit, this one in July when it was like 100 degrees, we were upstairs in the keeper's area about halfway up the tower where the keeper would store the fuel for the lights. It was super hot because all the windows were closed and the air was thick and muggy. Suddenly, a breeze blew past my legs as if someone had brushed past me. In a couple of seconds, a man who said he was a psychic said that there was a little girl in the room playing and darting about between people's legs. I guess that was what I felt? All I know is that the air was noticeably cooler when that breeze went past.
About the Author:
Jillian’s stories usually have an element of glamour and foreign places. An avid traveler herself, she loves to insert her memories of favorite places in her writing.
Jillian is a lawyer working in the panhandle of Florida in a 1940s renovated house near the historical district of her city. She loves to write for relaxation from the stresses of the day job and loves to hear from readers that enjoy her stories. When she isn’t writing, she loves to scrapbook, read, visit with friends, and of course, travel for fun as well as for research for the next romantic adventure.
Visit her on the web at www.Jillianchantal.com
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