Casper, the Poltergeist (part 2)

Our apartment was small.  Because we didn't have enough room, we put the computer in the small dining room and ate in the living room.  The kitchen itself, was roughly about 7 by 4 feet.  There was a small pantry.  The fridge was at one end of the kitchen and faced the direction of stove.…

Casper, the Poltergeist

Here is another tale of the supernatural for Halloween: Mermaid and I got acquainted with "Casper" when we moved into an 850 sq ft, 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with his younger brothers.  I am not sure if my brothers-in-law ever experienced anything out of the ordinary, but my Mermaid and I sure did. I…

My New Friend

It's October!  And I finally have time to sit in front of my computer to blog.  Because it is October, I will be sharing stories of the supernatural.  These are stories that have happened to either myself or friends or family.  Most of them are not scary, although they may make you stop and wonder…

Hmong superstitions

Shamanism and animism play a big role in Hmong lives.  We rely on our shamans to mediate and travel between the spirit and human worlds.  We believe every living thing (animal, plants, earth, sky, water, air) have a spirit.  And from these beliefs, superstitions are born. Merriam-Webster defines a superstition as: A) a belief or…

Ghostly Encounter

Growing up in the Hmong culture, you are surrounded by legends and stories of the supernatural.  They say that you have more than one soul or spirit.  When you die, the first soul stays with you in the grave, the second wanders the earth forever, and the last makes the long journey to the underworld.…