Ghost Stories

The midnight mass

The midnight mass

November 8, 2011 | Comments: 36

Just two months ago old man Charles, created quite a stir when he forced Ma Tessie to swallow the Holy Communion in Church one Sunday. “Tessie Vallaeyi !”  He ...

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Ti John and the loogawoo at the court house

Ti John and the loogawoo at the court house

September 13, 2011 | Comments: 21

Ti John shrieked with delight, as he jumped up and down and whooped like a child at Christmas.  His Grandmother Ma Rose who was busy frying titiwi accra rushed out ...

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Jumbies in the jungle

Jumbies in the jungle

June 28, 2011 | Comments: 19

It was the last day of class before school closed for Christmas. Excited to be out school, I ran right out the school gates as soon as the bell rang to signal the ...

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The sacrifice

The sacrifice

May 17, 2011 | Comments: 39

As the old man lay dying, in his heart was an old secret that he longed to reveal to his middle aged daughter and her ex best friend. Would that revelation create ...

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The spirit inside Cynthia

The spirit inside Cynthia

May 3, 2011 | Comments: 28

Cynthia spied the glass jar on the top of the short concrete step to her small modest home and thought nothing of it. It looked like just an ordinary glass jar that ...

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Mercury’s fight with the jumbie

Mercury’s fight with the jumbie

April 12, 2011 | Comments: 31

It was the third time this week that Mercury had that same bad dream. It started after his brother John got that night job as a watchman at the Grapefruit Packing ...

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The jumbie in the house

The jumbie in the house

April 5, 2011 | Comments: 28

As a teenager I had long since heard my mum talking about the jumbie that inhabited the house two doors down from us. Our house, along with the next three along were ...

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Josianne the tormented spirit

Josianne the tormented spirit

March 29, 2011 | Comments: 29

It was your typical last-day-of-school Friday afternoon.   We kids could hardly wait for the beautiful sound of the school bell to signal the end of the school ...

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My encounter with Bruno

My encounter with Bruno

February 15, 2011 | Comments: 39

Living in the lush green rain forest of Dominica can be breathtaking and refreshing; however, it can also be frightening.  A river ran along the yard at the back of ...

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GHOST STORIES: The eyes and the smell of a Jumbie

GHOST STORIES: The eyes and the smell of a Jumbie

February 1, 2011 | Comments: 60

I can remember this like it was just last night. The day I found out something was following me while walking home from night classes. I used to live upper Kings ...

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GHOST STORIES: The Story of Lougarous and Soukouyants

GHOST STORIES: The Story of Lougarous and Soukouyants

January 18, 2011 | Comments: 33

In the 1950s, 1960s and into the late 1970s tales of Lougarous and Soukouyants were everywhere. For those of us growing up in the far flung villages of Dominica such ...

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GHOST STORIES: Roaul

GHOST STORIES: Roaul

January 11, 2011 | Comments: 19

Mama said that she had decided to pass the time cleaning fish. All five children, including my mom were already in bed. Besides, the bouzai (local lamp) was still ...

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GHOST STORIES: The spirit under the bed

GHOST STORIES: The spirit under the bed

January 4, 2011 | Comments: 58

My first visit to Dominica occurred sometime in 2005. I fell in love with the beauty of the island while waiting in the LIAT plane during a 15-minute transit stop at ...

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