New Appalachian Moments Blog Post by Scott Ballard
Just to be clear: A “haint” (sometimes referred to as a “haunt”) is an unsettled or angry dead spirit. A haint can range from a ghost to an undefinable something that scares the you-know-what out of you. In the same way a haint tale covers everything from a ghost story to a yarn about an odd event. A haint tale doesn’t even have to be scary; some are quite humorous. But there are two common ingredients shared by every haint tale. One is that it must involve frightening a character, the listener, or both. The other is that it must include the supernatural, or supernatural overtones. Sometimes it can be a normal event perceived as supernatural, but the paranormal must get mixed in there somehow or other.
Give a listen below and see what you think! And be sure to share your best ghost stories in the comments section, and, as always, thanks for liking, commenting and sharing this post! Boo!