Ghosts and Spirits #Giveaway #SnarkologyHalloweenHop @MelissaSnark

Snarkology Halloween Blog Hop 2015

Since man first drew breath, there has been the inevitability of death. Stories about what happens to the spirit after death have been with mankind since the very beginning. A discussion on the history and different types of ghost is interesting to say the least. Whether you enjoy a terrifying story about ghosts or really get into paranormal research, you should find the following on different types of hauntings to be intriguing.

Intelligent Ghosts

Wolf howling at the moon in the midnigt
Wolf howling at the moon in the midnigt

Contrary to popular belief this is considered a rare type of haunting. Intelligent ghosts are spirits of people who have departed this world and for whatever reason their spirit remained behind. There has been a lot of speculation about whether these spirits are dangerous or evil, and though there is that possibility they are not inherently so. Whatever character or personality the person had in life will translate to the type of spirit they leave behind.

Residual Essence

This could best be described as a psychic impression or like a video loop. You might see what look like specters or ghosts going about their business or even experiencing a traumatic event, however rather than interacting with the living or making unpredictable movements, they will simply repeat the same scene over and over again.


A haunting of this nature is what most people think of when it comes to ghosts. Flying dishes, banging doors and levitating furniture mark the spot of a poltergeist haunting. It is important to note that many experts in the field are beginning to believe poltergeist activity is less about spirits or ghosts and more of a psychic phenomenon where a living person in the residence is moving objects around via telekinesis. If this is truly the case, it might be time to think up a new name for the “hauntings” as poltergeist is German in origin and literally means noisy ghost.

Demon Haunting

Whether you can group demonic activity and ghosts in the same category may be debatable in some circles, but when you look at their characteristics it is not a big leap. Even defining a demon becomes a matter for discussion as you have many myths, legends, folklore and religious references to them. For lack of a better explanation, demons are spirits that can affect the living. In the modern world, they are generally considered completely evil in nature and only have one goal in mind, which is the physical and or spiritual destruction of humankind.


Victoria Storm, the heroine of my urban fantasy Loki’s Wolves series, has the ability to speak with the spirits of the dead who often come to her for assistance.

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  • In Valkyrie’s Vengeance, the spirit of a murdered mother asks Victoria to rescue her kidnapped son from a Christmas monster.
  • In Hunger Moon, the ghost of a woman haunts the place where she died and cannot know peace until she is avenged. Victoria investigates and uncovers a complex conspiracy dating back decades
  • In Battle Cry, the spirit of Victoria’s dead lover is captured and must be saved from a nefarious enemy.


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14 thoughts on “Ghosts and Spirits #Giveaway #SnarkologyHalloweenHop @MelissaSnark

  1. Informational and interesting, Ms. Snark! Thanks for this cool spook hop!

  2. Fee Roberts

    I tried to sign up for Melissa Snark’s newsletter, but I never received a confirmation email. I even checked my spam folder. So, I’m not sure if it went through or not. Thank you.


      Congratulations! You’re the winner of my giveaway for a wolf’s head necklace. I’ll contact you via FB and try to help resolve the email issue also.

  3. Diann Pustay

    I love to take my kids trick or treating and drinking lots of pumpkin spice lattes. My favorite thing to do this time of year is to go on hayrides, especially spooky ones. My brother-in-law gives a great spooky hayride every year for family and friends. We all look forward to it.
    Thanks for the giveaway, the necklace is beautiful. Happy Halloween.
    diannp (at)neo (dot)rr (dot)com

  4. karen chappell

    My favorite thing to do is spend time with my grandsons crunching leaves on Halloween nite. And passing out candy dressed as a witch to give the kids a small thrill!

  5. bn100

    picking pumpkins
    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  6. Brittany Wendtland

    I ♡ everything fall! Pumpkin patches, apple orchards, corn, haunted houses, bonfires, all the pretty colors! Thanks for the chance! Happy Halloween! 🙂

    • Brittany Wendtland

      Corn mazes!

  7. Great post! We have a ghost in our home who turns on the TV once in a while. Not scary, just annoying sometimes.

  8. I love dressing up in a fun costume with my children and taking them trick-or-treating. Last year, it kind of backfired. I ran out of time and didn’t get to dress up myself; I dressed my 10-year-old daughter up as an 70s-80s dancing queen complete with big hair, leggings, big clunky shoes, and the bright eyeshadow, etc. She looked great! However, she’s very tall (and was beginning to develop) for her age, so with the heels, she was substantially taller than I was and looked 17 or 18. Reactions were hilarious.

  9. Valerie Miller

    Thank you for participating in the Hop. My favorite thing in the fall is fresh apple cider. I don’t like it warm but I love to have it in the house.

  10. Natasha

    I love the Halloween decorations and the beautiful weather.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Krysta B.

    I love the chilly weather, the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet 🙂


  12. Katherine Riley

    I love taking the grandkids to the pumpkin patch.

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