Seven Ghost Stories to Tell Your Grandchildren on Halloween

Ghost stories never go out of fashion, and with Halloween just a few days away, it's time to find the perfect ghost stories for children.

The countdown is on for 2019 Halloween, and as people pick out the perfect costumes and carve out their pumpkins, they equally need a good selection of ghost stories to tell children. Here are some ghost stories perfect for this Halloween season.

Halloween pumpkin head jack lantern with burning candles | Shutterstock.com

Halloween pumpkin head jack lantern with burning candles | Shutterstock.com

THE CLOWN

On Halloween, a teenage girl got the job of a babysitter in a big and massive mansion. The house has several rooms, antiques, and artifacts. The owner of the house told the teenager not to go into any of the rooms except the basement once the children go to sleep.

The teenager did as instructed, but when she got to the basement, she noticed a clown statue and felt like it was looking right at her. The teenage girl called the owner of the house to report her fears, and the man told her,

"Get out of the basement immediately; take the children and call the cops. The children have been complaining about the clown, but we thought it was their imagination."

The girl hung up and noticed the clown was no longer where it was. As she turned to leave the basement, she saw the clown walking towards her, smiling eerily, and let out a scream.

Halloween background animation with the concept of Spooky Pumpkins, Moon and Bats and Haunted Castle | Photo: Shutterstock

Halloween background animation with the concept of Spooky Pumpkins, Moon and Bats and Haunted Castle | Photo: Shutterstock

THE GHOST IN A WHITE DRESS

A man was driving along a highway when he noticed a young girl in a pretty white dress and sweater standing by the side of the road. He offered her a lift, and during the ride, they exchanged stories. The man dropped the girl at her grandmother's and departed.

The next day, he noticed the sweater in his truck and returned it to the girl's grandmother's house. The older woman saw the sweater and told him he was mistaken, and when he asked why, she said,

"My granddaughter died a long time ago, wearing her favorite white dress."

Halloween pumpkin | Photo: Shutterstock.com

Halloween pumpkin | Photo: Shutterstock.com

THE WALKING DEAD

Mr. Sullivan walked around town on a cold winter night, looking for help, but everyone ran away upon sighting him. It kept happening until he located a phone booth and called his home. The voice on the other end told him his wife was away attending his funeral.

Dumfounded, he sauntered to a restroom close by, and looking into the mirror, he saw that his face mangled, bone twisted, and his flesh falling off. He realized he was dead, a ghost, and the walking dead.

A Halloween-themed photo | Source: Shutterstock

A Halloween-themed photo | Source: Shutterstock

THE ESCAPED LUNATIC

A couple driving along the highway stopped to pick up a bearded man. They dropped him at a crossroad, after which they heard on the radio that a man fitting his description ran away from a mental asylum. As they drove on, thankful that he didn't hurt them, they saw the man standing in the middle of the road.

They swerved to avoid hitting him and crashed into a tree. As the couple tried to get out of the car, the wife turned to see the bearded man, raising a machete to her husband's head. She screamed as his blood spilled over her.

Hanging bats used as Halloween decorations. | Source: Shutterstock.

Hanging bats used as Halloween decorations. | Source: Shutterstock.

THE COLD HAND

Two brothers were playing hide and seek; the older was seeking, the younger, after a while, the house became eerily quiet when he could not find his brother.

He walked to the wardrobe, their favorite hiding spot when suddenly, a cold hand grabbed him. The older brother tried to break free, when he heard his brother say,

"Why couldn't you find me."

Halloween-themed wreath made with mini pumpkins. | Source: Shutterstock.

Halloween-themed wreath made with mini pumpkins. | Source: Shutterstock.

He turned and didn't see his brother. The hand kept pulling the older boy, and he passed out. When he woke up, he saw his younger boy sitting beside him and petting his head. He was about to say something when he heard,

"Do you like my hand?"

THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

On the Cape of Good Hope, a Dutchman, VanderDecken, perished during a storm. Before he died, the Dutchman swore to round the cape during every storm till the end of time, and till this day, he shows his face to seamen, and those who see him do not live long after that, as he takes them along to the underworld, to join his zombie crew.

A mother and her children carving pumpkins for Halloween. | Source: Flickr.

A mother and her children carving pumpkins for Halloween. | Source: Flickr.

THE HOOK

A teenage boy and girl defied their town's warning and went out on a night a search was on for a lunatic with a hook for a hand. They stayed in a car in a deserted parking lot.

After a while, things got spooky, and the girl asked the boy to take her home. Before he could start the car, it shook violently, and the man with the hook jumped on the hood.

Cupcakes decorated for Halloween in yellow and orange. | Source: Shutterstock.

Cupcakes decorated for Halloween in yellow and orange. | Source: Shutterstock.

They both screamed and passed out, and the girl woke up to see the boy hanging through the windshield, with his eyes gouged out.

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