Friday the 13th – Time For Steampunk Ghost Hunting

It’s Friday the 13th in the year 2013, so this is a very fitting day for Steampunk Ghost Hunting.  When you think of ghost, do you think of the Victorian era and haunted mansions, lit by candlelight or flickering gas lights, secret passage ways draped with cobwebs, slits cut in the eyes of a potrait  where someone or something spies on the gents and ladies in the grand manor?

Above is a fun Steampunk Ghost Hunting video to get you in the mood and ready for your adventure – Steampunk Ghostly Tales. You can learn a thing or two from these folks. You’ll lean what not to do when you’re Steampunk Ghost Hunting. (that’s a little joke)

Now it’s time for your own Steampunk ghost hunt. The first thing you need to do is try some debunking, find logical causes for reports of paranormal activity.

DEBUNKING:

• Animals – Look for small, furry, scurrying creatures. Sneaky varmints like mice are good at hiding. They cause strange noises and knock things down without being seen. Victorian London had a lot of mice and rats and such. Also ghostly noises in walls, attics, and basements are often caused by varmints of some type.

• Houses – Victorian homes had hardwood floors which cause house popping noises that sound like phantom footsteps. Also air trapped in water pipes cause loud banging at random times. Doors opening or closing by themselves can be attributed to a house which has a good seal. Opening or closing an exterior door can create suction, so an interior door will move when the exterior door moves. Having two or more windows open can have the same effect on interior doors. Also if a gush of wind enters through one window and exits through another, the reduced air pressure may cause doors to open or close.

Food, Drink…Sunspot – Cynical or logical Victorians often cited sunspot and strong drink as causes of ghost sightings.  In Dickens’ The Christmas Carol, Scrooge questioned if the ghostly vissage of Jacob Marley was caused by what he’d eaten earlier that day. “You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of an underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are.”

Now that you’ve finished debunking and it looks like you have some real paranormal activity to invistigate, it’s time to get your gear together.

EQUIPMNET:

Victorian Ghost – Comicpalooza

Modern:

• Compass – The simplest piece of ghost busting equipment, it’s both modern and Victorian, and it fits in perfectly with Steampunk. During any type of paranormal activity your compass will spin wildly.

KII Meters – read electromagnetic fields. If the meter spikes on these small, handheld devices, it reflects a change in the magnetic field, which along with other evidence can give proof to paranormal activity.

Mel Meters – measure both EMF and temperature. They allow paranormal investigators to record the temperature right where it’s at. After Gary Galka lost his oldest daughter Melisa, in a car accident, he created the Mel meter, named after her, to communicate with her after death, it helped his healing process. The model numbers in the Mel-8704 are the year of her birth and the year of her passing.

Recording Devices – to pick up EVP, electronic voice phenomena (White Noise). EVP began in the 1950’s when Fredrich Jurgenson, a bird watcher and retired opera singer, recorded bird calls near his home in  Switzerland on a reel to reel. When he listened to the tapes he heard voices on them, though no one else had been there. An ancient Viking burial ground happened to exist in the area he recorded at. After discovering this he continued EVP research and wrote the book, Voices From the Universe.

Victorian & Steampunk Alternatives:

Grab your compass and some of these items to go Steampunk Ghost Hunting.

• Recording Devicesto pick up EVP prior to 1950:

Edouard-Leon Scott de Martinville – invented the phonautograph in 1860 –Records Sound, but Doesn’t Reproduce It  – you’d have to fix that in your story.

Thomas Edison – invented the Phonograph, 1877 when he made his first sound recordings on sheets of tinfoil. In 1888, he developed a solid wax cylinder record.

• Victorian Ghost Hunting Gear

Ectoplasm Kit – In the Victorian era, ectoplasm was defined as a substance a medium exuded while in a trance. Ectoplasm formulated into the shape of the spirit the medium was in touch with at the time. As a ghost hunter you should carry a collecting set and chemistry equipment to gather and test any ectoplasm you find.

Electroscope –  Electroscopes, which pick up static electricity have been around for centuries and can be used in placce of an  EMF meter, which along with other evidence could prove paranormal activity.

  More Steampunk Ghost Hunting Gear

Em Pump

Auido Voice Recorder

Em Pump with Flashlight

Raven Mad The Craft Project

I forgot an important piece of equipment, shown in the Steampunk Ghostly Tales video: the all important Steampunk Flask. (another little joke)

• Victorian alternatives to communicating with the dead:

Here are some ways you can talk to dead people.

Seances – Engrossed in spiritualism and Gothic novels, many Victorians, haunted by ghost, held table rapping séances.

Ouija Board – a popular Victorian board game, patened in 1890

If you don’t see any spirits while you’re Steampunk Ghost Hunting this Friday the 13th,  you can always enjoy an old Victorian past time – reading ghost stories.

GHOSTLY STEAMPUNK READS:

The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber

There is no unusual machinery in the story so I would not call it steampunk but still if you like steampunk you will like it. It’s set in Victoria England in London and involves ghost and gods. The characters are strong and haunting. It is a strangley beautiful paranormal/romance that I loved and I highly recommend it.

Ghost by Gaslight – edited by Jack Dann & Nick Gevers

This collection of seventeen Steampunk ghost stories, one has a mummies, is outstanding. The authors are representative of some of the best speculative fiction writers of modern time. It offers a variety of superb steampunk ghost stores. There is something for everyone in this anthology and youare sure to claim a few as your favorite steampunk short stories.

To Love A London Ghost by Maeve Alpin

When Queen Victoria orders Sexton Dukenfield, premiere phantom hunter, to track down England’s missing ghost he stumbles into Ceridwen, a phantom warrior woman of an ancient Celtic tribe. Not only does he find her intriguing as a piece of the puzzle of the missing spirits, but he’s also haunted by her sensuality. Though they both burn with desire, it’s difficult to quench their fiery passion since Ceridwen is so translucent. Every time Sexton touches her, his hands pass through her misty body. On a mission through the bustling narrow streets of London, to a dreary match factory, and even to the Otherworld and back, to stop a genius scientist and his phantasm debilitater machine, the ghost and the ghost hunter also seek the secret to freeing the boundaries of life and death.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX6014-jel0

Happy Steampunk Ghost Hunting.

I’m Having A Contest: Comment below with a link to a photo of you or a photo you took of someone dressed as a Steampunk ghost or as a Steampunk ghost hunter, or comment with your favortite victorian or Steampunk Ghost story or author, or comment about your belief or disbelif in ghosts, or any encounter you’ve had with a ghost. Everyone who comments will win a PDF eBook of To Love A London Ghost so include your email addy so I can send the eBook to you.

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Maeve Alpin, who also writes as Cornelia Amiri, is the author of 18 published books, including four Steampunk Romances. She lives in Houston Texas with her son, granddaughter, and her cat, Severus.

  1. Kimberly Mayberry September 13, 2013

    I believe in ghosts seeing that I am an empath and an independent paranormal investigator. I know what I have personally experienced and I know there is something out there just beyond the normal human’s range of perception. kbinmichATyahooDOTcom

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Thank you so much for your comment, Kimberly. I appreciate an empath and paranormal investigator dropping by for my Steampunk Ghost Hunting post. Thank you so much for sharing your personal experince that there is something out there just beyond the perception of most humans.


  2. KB September 13, 2013

    Sounds like an interesting book with some humor. I would love to read this for September 13! I once felt someone breathing on my neck when I was alone. The AC wasn’t on, so I still wonder about this. :)

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear KB,

      Thank you so much for you comment and your kind words about my book. Off I hand I can’t think of anyway to debunk your experince of feeliing someone’s breath on your neck when you were alone. How intersting. Thanks for sharing.


  3. miki September 13, 2013

    I do hope ghost are there to help us i guess i started to believe that because a lot younger when i was at school in a small village near teh forest i encountered a woman, a old one who was looking for plants. Since i loved nature i offered to help and she teached me some healing plants that was there. She insisted on plants with healing abilities for lung and respiratory troubles telling me i shouldn’t forgot those. iremember she was quite insistant. i spent some times with her and then later the week i decided to collect the plants too just in case. I saw the Frere ( it was a catholic school, with religious community linked to the school and living on the ground) he was the one taking care of the garden so i spoke often to him, when he asked me what i was doing i told him i was collecting herbs like i leraned earlier. he was really surprised and asked who teached me, when i described the woman he became white and told me it was impossible. Later i learned that the woman was in fact deceased years before but had always been excellent with herbs and such and was often seek for advice and such.

    I forgot about that encounter until years later i got a pneumonia with complivcation and nearly died…when i remember how specific she was about the plants she taught me i do believe she knew what was coming.

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Miki,

      Thank you so much for sharing that incredible and beautiful experince with us. I also hope there are ghosts who are there to help us. Rather than the spooky ghost we often hear about on TV and movies, there are so many stories of encounters people have had with helpful ghosts. In fact those are the type of ghosts that are in To Love A London Ghost. That is why Sexton (the hero) is hired by Queen Victoria to find the ghost who disapear.


  4. Phyllis September 13, 2013

    My first Gail Carriger book sparked my interest in Steampunk – now I read everything in the genre I can get. Thanks so much – you’ve made Friday 13th lucky!

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear Phyllis,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Soulless by Gail Carriger was the first Steampunk/Romance I read as well. She was recenlty on two panels at World Con in San Antonio that I was able to attend two weeks ago. I’m so glad you love Steampunk and I’m so glad I made your Friday 13th lucky.


    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Phyllis,I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  5. Heather W September 13, 2013

    I definitely believe in ghosts. I work straight midnights in a hospital. I have encountered several spirits, old and young. I have such empathy for souls trapped in a place so sterile. I could not imagine spending an eternity in a hospital…forgotten. As unsettling as seeing a ghost unexpectedly is, I wish only that they would find some peace and love in their eternity. No one should be alone like that.

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear Heather,

      Thank you so much for your tender comment and for sharing your experinces of encountering ghosts in the hospital you work in. I know that many groups who investigate paranormal activity include people on their teams who work with helping spirits go into the light to gain the peace they deserve so much.


    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Heather, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  6. Raven September 13, 2013

    I believe in ghost because I grew up in a haunted house. She said her name was Elizabeth and I believe she saved my life more than once.

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear Raven,

      Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience with a helpful ghost, Elizabeth, who saved your life, more than once. Another wonderful story of a helpful ghost. Also I cannot tell you how many people I’ve met who said they grew up in a haunted house. That experince is apparently a lot more comman than many people would think.


    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Raven, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  7. Elaine Breault September 13, 2013

    Ghost or spirit around us is real. My mom is passed now but not forgotten, she won’t be she let’s us know she is around. Our family is gifted, we know it but don’t say we are psychic. You can feel it. It can get cold. Anyway I can tell when someone is around. Laineslite at gmail dot com, Lainey

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear Elaine,

      Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate it so much. Thak you for sharing your experince and your family’s ability wtih us. I know having your mother’s presence with you and your family is a huge comfort to you.


  8. Toni Whitmire September 13, 2013

    I believe there are ghost because one time I almost got hit by a car but I heard wheel’s screeching and stop to turn around and saw the car coming so I could move out of the way.But when I asked the driver of the other car that almost got did she stop and hit her brake she said no. bibbiesparks@yahoo.com

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear Toni,

      Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your experience. It’s incredible I had a similar experience. Over twenty years ago, I got off a bus and was walking on the sidewalk across the drive into a school parking lot when a car ran into it me. I was flat on the ground, air knocked out of me, in pain and I saw the car tires rolling toward me. I heard a voice that said, “Get Up.” I reacted to it like a command because I didn’t think I could get up but I was able to. Since I got up and moved away from the car before the wheels ran over me, which may have killed me, I was barely hurt at all. I had a limp, a bad bruise, and my left side, from my shoulder on down didn’t move well for a while but I fully recovered. The voice didn’t’ come from anybody that was visibly present at all.


  9. Cai September 13, 2013

    I do believe in ghosts and have had several experiences with them. I also believe that some places retain memory of those who have lived, loved, and died there.

    I think To Love A London Ghost sounds like a great read!

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear Cai,

      Thank you for sharing your belief in ghosts and that you have had experiences with them. Thank you also for your kind words for To Love A London Ghost, I appreciate it so much.


    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Cai, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  10. Liz S September 13, 2013

    To Love A London Ghost looks like a fun read. I have sensed the presence of family members who have died. I think spirits are around us much more than we are ever aware of them. Thanks for the contest.

    lizsemkiu at gmail dot com

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    • Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

      Dear Liz,

      Thank you for your comment and thank you so much for the kind words you had to say about To Love A London Ghost. I appreciate you sharing your experinces of sensing the presence of family members who have died. I fully agree with you that spirits are around us much more than we are ever aware of them.


  11. Sarah September 13, 2013

    I’m not sure what I feel about ghosts – I change my mind on the topic a lot! I do know I’ve been in places that have made me very uncomfortable though. My Mum is supposed to be quite sensitive to ghosts and the like, and there are buildings she just won’t enter because they are so disturbing to her. Our house is supposed to be ‘hanuted’ by my Great Grandma too, but not in a negative way or anything. A few really weird things have happened, so I suppose it’s possible :) I never met her, so it’s a nice thought that she’s around!
    sarah.marr90@gmail.com

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    • Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Sarah,

      Thank you so much for sharing your beliefs on ghost. We have all experienced a lot of doubt when it comes to the paranormal but as you said sometimes weird things happen and it’s hard to ignore.I believe we all have changed our minds a lot about paranormal activity, I know I have. It’s wonderful that your mother is sensitive enough to pick up on negative vibes coming from certain places and is able stay away from those buildings.


  12. Regina September 13, 2013

    What a great combination!! Steampunk and ghosts! I love the premise for To Love a London Ghost. :-)

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    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Regina, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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      • maeve alpin September 14, 2013

        Regina thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad you like the premise for To Love A London Ghost and the combination of ghosts and steampunk.

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  13. Sarah September 13, 2013

    I’ve always been fascinated with ghosts. So much so that I’ve gone on ghost tours. I have a really spooky picture of Hull House, which creeps me out every time I look at it!

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    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Sarah, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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    • maeve alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Sarah,

      Many share your fascination with ghosts and ghost tours are very popular and fun. A ghost tour would be a great outing for a local steampunk group.

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  14. UteH September 13, 2013

    I believe in ghosts – I just don’t believe that they will show themselves to me.

    I remember vacancies in France at the age of 8 (I’m from Germany, so it’s not so far away 😉 ) we stayed in an old mansion and I couldn’t sleep for fear of ghost. After two sleepless nights I couldn’t stay awake. If any ghost showed up they would have had a hard time to wake me up.
    But I slept very good through the rest of the vacancie.

    ute@ctr.heikaemper.de

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    • maeve alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Uteh,

      Thank you so much for your comment. If I had slept in an old mansion when I was a child, I would have stayed up all night afraid of ghosts also. Thank you for sharing your experiences, many people believe in ghosts or even sense ghosts but don’t see them. Very few people actually see them. I’ve never seen one either.

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  15. Laura H. September 13, 2013

    Hello, I’d have to say my favorite ghost story is A Christmas Carol by Dickens. That’s also a time travel, a genre I love. I only wish I had ever seen a ghost.

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    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Laura, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you

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    • maeve alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Laura,

      Thank you so much for your comment. I think The Christmas Carol may be the most popular ghost story of all time. I love it also and I also love time travel. I’ve never seen a ghost either.

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  16. kate t September 13, 2013

    I’ve been seeing ghosts since I was 5, maybe earlier. I’m an empath and very sensitive (also a Reiki master), so I’ve grown up w/ them and seen lots. Thankfully I’ve never experienced any serious malevolent ones!

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    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Kate, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you

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    • maeve alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Kate,

      Thank you so much for sharing your experiences as an empath. You must have had so many encounters to talk about, having seen ghosts since age five or earlier. And you are a Reiki master also, do ghost have auras?

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  17. Laura C. September 13, 2013

    Yes, I believe in ghosts, out old house was haunted. One night I was pouring milk for my daughter about 1am and as I was pouring the milk in her bottle I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I looked up and saw a male ghost/apparition coming out of the wall. He looked at me and kept moving. The dog went crazy, I walked around the counter and nothing was there. There were many things that got moved at the house. My family and I have also been to several ghost tours in Charleston, SC and the spookiest place to go there is the old jail house. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the US. Also your book looks awesome. :)
    My email is weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

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    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Laura,

      Thank you so much for the kind words about To Love A London Ghost. I appreciate you sharing your experience with the ghost who passed through the wall as your poured milk in your daughter’s bottle, I would have probably dropped the bottle if I saw something like that. Also thanks for telling us about the ghost tours in Charleston, I bet they are fun.

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  18. Barbara E. September 13, 2013

    I haven’t read any straight up steampunk ghost stories, but my favorite steampunk series that has a ghost character is Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, the ghost is a recurring character. I’d like to believe in ghosts, but I’ve never seen any kind of evidence of them and I’m the kind of person who needs to see something with my own eyes (or other senses) before I’ll believe it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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    • maevealpin September 14, 2013

      Thank you so much for your comment Barbara. I love Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series also. I can certainly understand that when it comes to the paranormal that you’d need to see or sense something yourself before you can believe it. That’s reasonable and understandable.

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  19. Jo Gill September 13, 2013

    My sister recently bought an old house that we are pretty sure is haunted. Not in a creepy or scary way, though. The ghosts seem fairly happy (they sing).

    Here’s a link to a picture of a steampunk paranormal investigator answering a call regarding a pesky ghost.

    http://www.spottedhound.blogspot.com/2012/04/ghosts-no-no-no.html

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    • Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Jo Gilll,

      Thank you so much for your comment. Your haunted house sounds quaint and charming, equiped with singing ghosts. Thank’s for sharing. I love your Dark Charity and Clever Jeanette blog and thank you so much for the link to the photo of the ghost.

      I don’t have your email so email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send your eBook of To Love A London Ghost to you.


  20. Caffey September 13, 2013

    I’ve read a couple of Steampunk romances and loved them! It was BLUEBEARD’S MACHINE by Mari Fee. I learned about the fairy tale and the like that I had no idea about! And I love historical romances, so the Victorian setting and or theme of those I read were fastinating. I had read all of Victoria Holt’s Gothic romances as a teen and loved that genre and that ‘feel’ from when I read those, is the feel I have reading gothic! So when I think of gothics I think of ghosts too, so it like flows all the enjoying the few Steampunk romances I read so far!

    A quick ghost story! When I was young, like about 10 or 11, I was scared sleeping in my bed near the window telling my parents that a ghost man was sitting on the low roof. One evening my dad was visiting (not long after they divorced) and my dad took to tucking me in and I told him see, the ghost man. And my dad told me oh he’s not scary, he’s just someone for you to talk to when I (dad) can’t be there. And that’s exactly what I did. Talk with the ghost. He then just disappeared and my dad said it was because I was doing better now. I never forgot the story and always believed it to be true!

    cathiecaffey @ gmail.com

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    • Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Cathie,

      I love Gothic romances also, I haven’t read BLUEBEARD’S MACHINE by Mari Fee, but it sounds wonderful, I have to check it out. What a marvelous ghost story you have from your childhood of you and your dad and the ghost man. Thank you so much for sharing.


  21. Kai W. September 13, 2013

    That is a difficult relationship to keep. With Steampunk, I wonder if there is there a technology to make a ghost corporeal. This would be a story worth reading.

    Thanks for the blurb.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    • Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

      Hi Kai,

      In my book, To Love A London Ghost, a ghost becomes corporeal, it’s fiction though. A ghost debilitator machine is used along with a witch’s spell and a Druid spell.


  22. ELLEN RUTSKY September 13, 2013

    I have thought a lot about the possible existence of ghosts, aliens and other paranormal entities. It seems to me that we would be extremely arrogant to assume that we alone exist. Why, at this very moment, I could be sitting in the same space as someone/thing from a parallel universe. If they were to exist, it would be real awesome to meet some of these other entities, albeit only the peaceful, positive ones.

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    • Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Ellen,

      Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your beliefs. I’m so glad you brought up the parallel universe theory, it’s very popular and would account for both sightings of ghost and aliens. I also believe it’s highly possible. Since I don’t have your email – email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send your free eBook of To Love A London Ghost to you.


  23. Kate September 13, 2013

    After reading your post, I’m very interested in reading more of the steampunk ghost story variety of books. The last ghost story book I remember reading was A Christmas Carol, but I must admit to watching quite a bit of the old reruns of Paranormal State or any History Chanel ghost story documentaries. Also enjoy the Supernatural show, but that’s a whole other kettle of fish. :)

    winchester_1967 [at] Hotmail [dot] com – Thanks!

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    • Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Kate,

      Thank you so much for your comment, I’m so glad you mentioned The Christmas Carol as it’s probably the most popular ghost story of all time. Dickens wrote many ghost stories and you can probably get anthologies with some of his other ghost stories at your local library. I’m also so glad you’re interested in reading some Steampunk ghost stories. I just emailed To Love A London Ghost to you.


  24. Tricia Schneider September 13, 2013

    Your book looks so good! I love ghost stories! I’ve had ghostly encounters since I was a little girl living in my grandmother’s house. Lots of strange noises and seeing things from the corner of my vision. I also have a vivid memory of talking with my grandfather after he died. It could be a dream, maybe? More recently, since I moved into my house, my husband and I have had experiences hearing footsteps. Sometimes it sounds like an adult (I swear one night it sounded like someone wearing boots) and other times it’s the quick, little footsteps of a child. We’ve tried several times to debunk these noises. Lately, they seem confined to the attic, so we keep checking to make sure no animals have got in, but it’s all clear. Also, about a year ago, after my daughter turned 2, she started asking who the man was in our house. But the only man in our house is her daddy. She insisted it wasn’t him. Twice she pointed to an empty space and said, “That man.” I even watched her eyes as she followed whatever she saw in my bedroom move from my window to my closet. She’s turning 3 now and doesn’t see the man anymore. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s getting older or maybe he just doesn’t visit anymore!

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    • Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

      Dear Tricia,

      Thank you so much for sharing the experiences you had as a child in your grandmother’s house, and also the experiences your daughter had in the house you’re living in now as well as the foot step noises which you haven’t been able to debunk. I don’t have your email so email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send To Love A London Ghost to you.


  25. Denise Z September 13, 2013

    I have not read a steampunk novel with ghosts as of yet. I do think there is more out there than my puny mind can fathom and haunting is possible. When I was young I spent the night with a friend and witnessed curtains in the kitchen closing on their own and on asking was told it was the ghost of the prior owner of the home who apparently killed herself. Was that really the case? I don’t know. I do know the curtains closed all by themselves. Thank you for sharing with us :)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  26. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Denise,

    Since you haven’t read a Steampunk book with ghosts yet, To Love A London Ghost will probably be your first so I hope you like it.I just emailed it to you. Thank you so much for sharing the experience you had of seeing the curtains close by themselves when you went to the sleep over at your friend’s house when you were young.


  27. bn100 September 14, 2013

    Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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    • bn100 September 14, 2013

      No ghost experiences to share

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    • maeve alpin September 14, 2013

      Thank you so much for your comment BN, I appreciate your interest. Not everyone, has ghostly encounters to share. Most people probably don’t.

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  28. Sandra Marlow September 14, 2013

    I have a friend who does a lot of what you mention in the post and she loves it. She shares a lot of it with me, from pictures to recordings. One recording, which she played over and over again for me to hear the word “Sorry” being spoken, is still in contention between us. She hears it plain as day, I’m still not sure that’s what it is. I have other friends who have experienced unexplainable things, but I never have. I believe I’m open to it, but so far as I can tell, I’ve never experienced anything out of the ordinary. Guess that’s why I love reading paranormal so much.

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  29. Pamela K. Truesdale September 14, 2013

    I actually go on paranormal investigations. Been doing it since 2007. Latest was end of August, at the Poe Museum in Richmond. Caught a figure in one and a shadow person in another photo. Even got a male voice to answer a question of mine through my ghost box. He shouted it that all of us in the room heard it.

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    • maevealpin September 15, 2013

      Dear Pamela,

      Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your incredible experiences with us.How interesting, there seems to be a lot of activity at the Poe museum. You didn’t include your email, please email me at CelticRomanceQueen.com so I can send To Love A London Ghost to you.

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  30. maevealpin September 15, 2013

    Dear Sandra,

    Thank you so much for your comment. If you don’t hear what she hears then you don’t hear it On the ghost shows when they play back the white noise sounds, a lot of times I don’t hear it say what they say it says either. Also sometimes white noise can be debunked. I like paranormal also, it’s great to experience it in fiction. Please email me at CelticRomanceQueen.com so I can send it to you.

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  31. Karen Michelle Nutt September 15, 2013

    I love to go on ghost tours. My husband and friends have been on quite a few. Never spotted a ghost on any of the tours, but we had fun learning about the history of the places. kmnbooks at yahoo dot com

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  32. Marney September 16, 2013

    Sounds like sn aeesome

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  33. Marney September 16, 2013

    Sounds like a spooky fun read. I can’t wait to read more!

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  1. maevealpin September 15, 2013

    You didn’t include your email, please email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com so I can send To Love A London Ghost to you.

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  2. Marney September 16, 2013

    Sounds like sn aeesome

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  3. Marney September 16, 2013

    Sounds like a spooky fun read. I can’t wait to read more!

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  4. Denise Z September 13, 2013

    I have not read a steampunk novel with ghosts as of yet. I do think there is more out there than my puny mind can fathom and haunting is possible. When I was young I spent the night with a friend and witnessed curtains in the kitchen closing on their own and on asking was told it was the ghost of the prior owner of the home who apparently killed herself. Was that really the case? I don’t know. I do know the curtains closed all by themselves. Thank you for sharing with us :)
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  5. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    KB, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  6. maevealpin September 15, 2013

    Sorry, I meant – please email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com so I can send To Love A London Ghost to you.

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  7. Karen Michelle Nutt September 15, 2013

    I love to go on ghost tours. My husband and friends have been on quite a few. Never spotted a ghost on any of the tours, but we had fun learning about the history of the places. kmnbooks at yahoo dot com

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  8. miki September 13, 2013

    I do hope ghost are there to help us i guess i started to believe that because a lot younger when i was at school in a small village near teh forest i encountered a woman, a old one who was looking for plants. Since i loved nature i offered to help and she teached me some healing plants that was there. She insisted on plants with healing abilities for lung and respiratory troubles telling me i shouldn’t forgot those. iremember she was quite insistant. i spent some times with her and then later the week i decided to collect the plants too just in case. I saw the Frere ( it was a catholic school, with religious community linked to the school and living on the ground) he was the one taking care of the garden so i spoke often to him, when he asked me what i was doing i told him i was collecting herbs like i leraned earlier. he was really surprised and asked who teached me, when i described the woman he became white and told me it was impossible. Later i learned that the woman was in fact deceased years before but had always been excellent with herbs and such and was often seek for advice and such.

    I forgot about that encounter until years later i got a pneumonia with complivcation and nearly died…when i remember how specific she was about the plants she taught me i do believe she knew what was coming.

    isabelle(dot)frisch(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. KB September 13, 2013

    Sounds like an interesting book with some humor. I would love to read this for September 13! I once felt someone breathing on my neck when I was alone. The AC wasn’t on, so I still wonder about this. :)

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  10. Kimberly Mayberry September 13, 2013

    I believe in ghosts seeing that I am an empath and an independent paranormal investigator. I know what I have personally experienced and I know there is something out there just beyond the normal human’s range of perception. kbinmichATyahooDOTcom

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  11. maevealpin September 15, 2013

    Dear Pamela,

    Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your incredible experiences with us.How interesting, there seems to be a lot of activity at the Poe museum. You didn’t include your email, please email me at CelticRomanceQueen.com so I can send To Love A London Ghost to you.

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  12. maevealpin September 15, 2013

    Dear Sandra,

    Thank you so much for your comment. If you don’t hear what she hears then you don’t hear it On the ghost shows when they play back the white noise sounds, a lot of times I don’t hear it say what they say it says either. Also sometimes white noise can be debunked. I like paranormal also, it’s great to experience it in fiction. Please email me at CelticRomanceQueen.com so I can send it to you.

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  13. Phyllis September 13, 2013

    My first Gail Carriger book sparked my interest in Steampunk – now I read everything in the genre I can get. Thanks so much – you’ve made Friday 13th lucky!

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  14. Heather W September 13, 2013

    I definitely believe in ghosts. I work straight midnights in a hospital. I have encountered several spirits, old and young. I have such empathy for souls trapped in a place so sterile. I could not imagine spending an eternity in a hospital…forgotten. As unsettling as seeing a ghost unexpectedly is, I wish only that they would find some peace and love in their eternity. No one should be alone like that.

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  15. Raven September 13, 2013

    I believe in ghost because I grew up in a haunted house. She said her name was Elizabeth and I believe she saved my life more than once.

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  16. Elaine Breault September 13, 2013

    Ghost or spirit around us is real. My mom is passed now but not forgotten, she won’t be she let’s us know she is around. Our family is gifted, we know it but don’t say we are psychic. You can feel it. It can get cold. Anyway I can tell when someone is around. Laineslite at gmail dot com, Lainey

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  17. Toni Whitmire September 13, 2013

    I believe there are ghost because one time I almost got hit by a car but I heard wheel’s screeching and stop to turn around and saw the car coming so I could move out of the way.But when I asked the driver of the other car that almost got did she stop and hit her brake she said no. bibbiesparks@yahoo.com

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  18. Cai September 13, 2013

    I do believe in ghosts and have had several experiences with them. I also believe that some places retain memory of those who have lived, loved, and died there.

    I think To Love A London Ghost sounds like a great read!

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  19. Liz S September 13, 2013

    To Love A London Ghost looks like a fun read. I have sensed the presence of family members who have died. I think spirits are around us much more than we are ever aware of them. Thanks for the contest.

    lizsemkiu at gmail dot com

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  20. Sarah September 13, 2013

    I’m not sure what I feel about ghosts – I change my mind on the topic a lot! I do know I’ve been in places that have made me very uncomfortable though. My Mum is supposed to be quite sensitive to ghosts and the like, and there are buildings she just won’t enter because they are so disturbing to her. Our house is supposed to be ‘hanuted’ by my Great Grandma too, but not in a negative way or anything. A few really weird things have happened, so I suppose it’s possible :) I never met her, so it’s a nice thought that she’s around!
    sarah.marr90@gmail.com

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  21. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Thank you so much for your comment, Kimberly. I appreciate an empath and paranormal investigator dropping by for my Steampunk Ghost Hunting post. Thank you so much for sharing your personal experince that there is something out there just beyond the perception of most humans.

  22. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear KB,

    Thank you so much for you comment and your kind words about my book. Off I hand I can’t think of anyway to debunk your experince of feeliing someone’s breath on your neck when you were alone. How intersting. Thanks for sharing.

  23. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Miki,

    Thank you so much for sharing that incredible and beautiful experince with us. I also hope there are ghosts who are there to help us. Rather than the spooky ghost we often hear about on TV and movies, there are so many stories of encounters people have had with helpful ghosts. In fact those are the type of ghosts that are in To Love A London Ghost. That is why Sexton (the hero) is hired by Queen Victoria to find the ghost who disapear.

  24. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear Phyllis,

    Thank you so much for your comment. Soulless by Gail Carriger was the first Steampunk/Romance I read as well. She was recenlty on two panels at World Con in San Antonio that I was able to attend two weeks ago. I’m so glad you love Steampunk and I’m so glad I made your Friday 13th lucky.

  25. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear Heather,

    Thank you so much for your tender comment and for sharing your experinces of encountering ghosts in the hospital you work in. I know that many groups who investigate paranormal activity include people on their teams who work with helping spirits go into the light to gain the peace they deserve so much.

  26. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear Raven,

    Thank you for your comment and for sharing your experience with a helpful ghost, Elizabeth, who saved your life, more than once. Another wonderful story of a helpful ghost. Also I cannot tell you how many people I’ve met who said they grew up in a haunted house. That experince is apparently a lot more comman than many people would think.

  27. Regina September 13, 2013

    What a great combination!! Steampunk and ghosts! I love the premise for To Love a London Ghost. :-)

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  28. Sarah September 13, 2013

    I’ve always been fascinated with ghosts. So much so that I’ve gone on ghost tours. I have a really spooky picture of Hull House, which creeps me out every time I look at it!

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  29. UteH September 13, 2013

    I believe in ghosts – I just don’t believe that they will show themselves to me.

    I remember vacancies in France at the age of 8 (I’m from Germany, so it’s not so far away 😉 ) we stayed in an old mansion and I couldn’t sleep for fear of ghost. After two sleepless nights I couldn’t stay awake. If any ghost showed up they would have had a hard time to wake me up.
    But I slept very good through the rest of the vacancie.

    ute@ctr.heikaemper.de

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  30. Laura H. September 13, 2013

    Hello, I’d have to say my favorite ghost story is A Christmas Carol by Dickens. That’s also a time travel, a genre I love. I only wish I had ever seen a ghost.

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  31. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear Elaine,

    Thank you so much for your comment, I appreciate it so much. Thak you for sharing your experince and your family’s ability wtih us. I know having your mother’s presence with you and your family is a huge comfort to you.

  32. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear Toni,

    Thank you so much for commenting and sharing your experience. It’s incredible I had a similar experience. Over twenty years ago, I got off a bus and was walking on the sidewalk across the drive into a school parking lot when a car ran into it me. I was flat on the ground, air knocked out of me, in pain and I saw the car tires rolling toward me. I heard a voice that said, “Get Up.” I reacted to it like a command because I didn’t think I could get up but I was able to. Since I got up and moved away from the car before the wheels ran over me, which may have killed me, I was barely hurt at all. I had a limp, a bad bruise, and my left side, from my shoulder on down didn’t move well for a while but I fully recovered. The voice didn’t’ come from anybody that was visibly present at all.

  33. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear Cai,

    Thank you for sharing your belief in ghosts and that you have had experiences with them. Thank you also for your kind words for To Love A London Ghost, I appreciate it so much.

  34. Maeve Alpin September 13, 2013

    Dear Liz,

    Thank you for your comment and thank you so much for the kind words you had to say about To Love A London Ghost. I appreciate you sharing your experinces of sensing the presence of family members who have died. I fully agree with you that spirits are around us much more than we are ever aware of them.

  35. kate t September 13, 2013

    I’ve been seeing ghosts since I was 5, maybe earlier. I’m an empath and very sensitive (also a Reiki master), so I’ve grown up w/ them and seen lots. Thankfully I’ve never experienced any serious malevolent ones!

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  36. Laura C. September 13, 2013

    Yes, I believe in ghosts, out old house was haunted. One night I was pouring milk for my daughter about 1am and as I was pouring the milk in her bottle I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I looked up and saw a male ghost/apparition coming out of the wall. He looked at me and kept moving. The dog went crazy, I walked around the counter and nothing was there. There were many things that got moved at the house. My family and I have also been to several ghost tours in Charleston, SC and the spookiest place to go there is the old jail house. Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the US. Also your book looks awesome. :)
    My email is weluvdopey@sc.rr.com

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  37. Barbara E. September 13, 2013

    I haven’t read any straight up steampunk ghost stories, but my favorite steampunk series that has a ghost character is Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series, the ghost is a recurring character. I’d like to believe in ghosts, but I’ve never seen any kind of evidence of them and I’m the kind of person who needs to see something with my own eyes (or other senses) before I’ll believe it.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

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  38. Jo Gill September 13, 2013

    My sister recently bought an old house that we are pretty sure is haunted. Not in a creepy or scary way, though. The ghosts seem fairly happy (they sing).

    Here’s a link to a picture of a steampunk paranormal investigator answering a call regarding a pesky ghost.

    http://www.spottedhound.blogspot.com/2012/04/ghosts-no-no-no.html

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  39. Caffey September 13, 2013

    I’ve read a couple of Steampunk romances and loved them! It was BLUEBEARD’S MACHINE by Mari Fee. I learned about the fairy tale and the like that I had no idea about! And I love historical romances, so the Victorian setting and or theme of those I read were fastinating. I had read all of Victoria Holt’s Gothic romances as a teen and loved that genre and that ‘feel’ from when I read those, is the feel I have reading gothic! So when I think of gothics I think of ghosts too, so it like flows all the enjoying the few Steampunk romances I read so far!

    A quick ghost story! When I was young, like about 10 or 11, I was scared sleeping in my bed near the window telling my parents that a ghost man was sitting on the low roof. One evening my dad was visiting (not long after they divorced) and my dad took to tucking me in and I told him see, the ghost man. And my dad told me oh he’s not scary, he’s just someone for you to talk to when I (dad) can’t be there. And that’s exactly what I did. Talk with the ghost. He then just disappeared and my dad said it was because I was doing better now. I never forgot the story and always believed it to be true!

    cathiecaffey @ gmail.com

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  40. Kai W. September 13, 2013

    That is a difficult relationship to keep. With Steampunk, I wonder if there is there a technology to make a ghost corporeal. This would be a story worth reading.

    Thanks for the blurb.

    kmccandle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  41. ELLEN RUTSKY September 13, 2013

    I have thought a lot about the possible existence of ghosts, aliens and other paranormal entities. It seems to me that we would be extremely arrogant to assume that we alone exist. Why, at this very moment, I could be sitting in the same space as someone/thing from a parallel universe. If they were to exist, it would be real awesome to meet some of these other entities, albeit only the peaceful, positive ones.

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  42. Kate September 13, 2013

    After reading your post, I’m very interested in reading more of the steampunk ghost story variety of books. The last ghost story book I remember reading was A Christmas Carol, but I must admit to watching quite a bit of the old reruns of Paranormal State or any History Chanel ghost story documentaries. Also enjoy the Supernatural show, but that’s a whole other kettle of fish. :)

    winchester_1967 [at] Hotmail [dot] com – Thanks!

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  43. Tricia Schneider September 13, 2013

    Your book looks so good! I love ghost stories! I’ve had ghostly encounters since I was a little girl living in my grandmother’s house. Lots of strange noises and seeing things from the corner of my vision. I also have a vivid memory of talking with my grandfather after he died. It could be a dream, maybe? More recently, since I moved into my house, my husband and I have had experiences hearing footsteps. Sometimes it sounds like an adult (I swear one night it sounded like someone wearing boots) and other times it’s the quick, little footsteps of a child. We’ve tried several times to debunk these noises. Lately, they seem confined to the attic, so we keep checking to make sure no animals have got in, but it’s all clear. Also, about a year ago, after my daughter turned 2, she started asking who the man was in our house. But the only man in our house is her daddy. She insisted it wasn’t him. Twice she pointed to an empty space and said, “That man.” I even watched her eyes as she followed whatever she saw in my bedroom move from my window to my closet. She’s turning 3 now and doesn’t see the man anymore. I’m not sure if it’s because she’s getting older or maybe he just doesn’t visit anymore!

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  44. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Phyllis,I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  45. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Heather, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  46. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Raven, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  47. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Cai, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  48. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Regina, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  49. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Sarah, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

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  50. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Laura, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you

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  51. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Kate, I don’t have your email to send you, To Love A London Ghost. Email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you

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  52. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Jo Gilll,

    Thank you so much for your comment. Your haunted house sounds quaint and charming, equiped with singing ghosts. Thank’s for sharing. I love your Dark Charity and Clever Jeanette blog and thank you so much for the link to the photo of the ghost.

    I don’t have your email so email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send your eBook of To Love A London Ghost to you.

  53. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Cathie,

    I love Gothic romances also, I haven’t read BLUEBEARD’S MACHINE by Mari Fee, but it sounds wonderful, I have to check it out. What a marvelous ghost story you have from your childhood of you and your dad and the ghost man. Thank you so much for sharing.

  54. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Hi Kai,

    In my book, To Love A London Ghost, a ghost becomes corporeal, it’s fiction though. A ghost debilitator machine is used along with a witch’s spell and a Druid spell.

  55. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Ellen,

    Thank you so much for your comment and for sharing your beliefs. I’m so glad you brought up the parallel universe theory, it’s very popular and would account for both sightings of ghost and aliens. I also believe it’s highly possible. Since I don’t have your email – email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send your free eBook of To Love A London Ghost to you.

  56. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Kate,

    Thank you so much for your comment, I’m so glad you mentioned The Christmas Carol as it’s probably the most popular ghost story of all time. Dickens wrote many ghost stories and you can probably get anthologies with some of his other ghost stories at your local library. I’m also so glad you’re interested in reading some Steampunk ghost stories. I just emailed To Love A London Ghost to you.

  57. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Tricia,

    Thank you so much for sharing the experiences you had as a child in your grandmother’s house, and also the experiences your daughter had in the house you’re living in now as well as the foot step noises which you haven’t been able to debunk. I don’t have your email so email me at CelticRomanceQueen@gmail.com and I’ll send To Love A London Ghost to you.

  58. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Denise,

    Since you haven’t read a Steampunk book with ghosts yet, To Love A London Ghost will probably be your first so I hope you like it.I just emailed it to you. Thank you so much for sharing the experience you had of seeing the curtains close by themselves when you went to the sleep over at your friend’s house when you were young.

  59. Maeve Alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Sarah,

    Thank you so much for sharing your beliefs on ghost. We have all experienced a lot of doubt when it comes to the paranormal but as you said sometimes weird things happen and it’s hard to ignore.I believe we all have changed our minds a lot about paranormal activity, I know I have. It’s wonderful that your mother is sensitive enough to pick up on negative vibes coming from certain places and is able stay away from those buildings.

  60. bn100 September 14, 2013

    Sounds interesting

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  61. bn100 September 14, 2013

    No ghost experiences to share

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  62. maeve alpin September 14, 2013

    Regina thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad you like the premise for To Love A London Ghost and the combination of ghosts and steampunk.

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  63. maeve alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Sarah,

    Many share your fascination with ghosts and ghost tours are very popular and fun. A ghost tour would be a great outing for a local steampunk group.

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  64. maeve alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Uteh,

    Thank you so much for your comment. If I had slept in an old mansion when I was a child, I would have stayed up all night afraid of ghosts also. Thank you for sharing your experiences, many people believe in ghosts or even sense ghosts but don’t see them. Very few people actually see them. I’ve never seen one either.

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  65. maeve alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Laura,

    Thank you so much for your comment. I think The Christmas Carol may be the most popular ghost story of all time. I love it also and I also love time travel. I’ve never seen a ghost either.

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  66. maeve alpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Kate,

    Thank you so much for sharing your experiences as an empath. You must have had so many encounters to talk about, having seen ghosts since age five or earlier. And you are a Reiki master also, do ghost have auras?

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  67. maeve alpin September 14, 2013

    Thank you so much for your comment BN, I appreciate your interest. Not everyone, has ghostly encounters to share. Most people probably don’t.

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  68. Sandra Marlow September 14, 2013

    I have a friend who does a lot of what you mention in the post and she loves it. She shares a lot of it with me, from pictures to recordings. One recording, which she played over and over again for me to hear the word “Sorry” being spoken, is still in contention between us. She hears it plain as day, I’m still not sure that’s what it is. I have other friends who have experienced unexplainable things, but I never have. I believe I’m open to it, but so far as I can tell, I’ve never experienced anything out of the ordinary. Guess that’s why I love reading paranormal so much.

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  69. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Dear Laura,

    Thank you so much for the kind words about To Love A London Ghost. I appreciate you sharing your experience with the ghost who passed through the wall as your poured milk in your daughter’s bottle, I would have probably dropped the bottle if I saw something like that. Also thanks for telling us about the ghost tours in Charleston, I bet they are fun.

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  70. maevealpin September 14, 2013

    Thank you so much for your comment Barbara. I love Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate series also. I can certainly understand that when it comes to the paranormal that you’d need to see or sense something yourself before you can believe it. That’s reasonable and understandable.

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  71. Pamela K. Truesdale September 14, 2013

    I actually go on paranormal investigations. Been doing it since 2007. Latest was end of August, at the Poe Museum in Richmond. Caught a figure in one and a shadow person in another photo. Even got a male voice to answer a question of mine through my ghost box. He shouted it that all of us in the room heard it.

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