This summer, I revisited the summer home of my youth. We owned a home on a quiet inlet of Mobjack Bay on the Chesapeake. I had many encounters with very unusual haunting and unexplained features and adventures there in the 1960s and 1970s. This book is perhaps my favorite work, along with "Growing Up With Ghosts" about the primary home I grew up in. This one, however, is told purely from my childhood viewpoint as a psychic and a kid with a lot of energy and bravado chasing after mysteries in the Tidewaters of Virginia. The book also includes, at the end, a whole section of Chesapeake recipes my family enjoyed.
My hands trembled to fight the moisture that kept the window so tight in its place. It finally relented with a loud screech and thankfully the screen had no holes for the mosquitos to invade. The crickets sang loudly and the tree frogs in the periphery chimed in with a natural rhythm, producing the pulsating song of summer dusk. In the far distance, a fog horn mourned and wafts of moist foggy air began to congeal along the sandy roadway. Twilight was truly upon our little inlet of the Chesapeake and all manner of ghostly mischief had free run of the marshes until dawn.
From the author of the award-winning, Growing Up With Ghosts, Vacationing With Ghosts is an account of Sharon Day’s childhood summer home and the haunted local area, told from the point of view of the author as a psychic child in the 1960s and 1970s. This nostalgic look at Mobjack Bay and the quiet inlet where the family’s summer home was located is both a beautiful accounting of a magical time and place, and also an insightful view into how a psychically sensitive child deals with an ever-changing landscape of spectral comings and goings. From stories of pirate ghosts and blue orbs of floating lights in the graveyard to the lonely female ghost screaming on The Bay, Sharon Day transports the reader with her to dark and misty inlets, unsolved mysteries, quirks of nature and other realms using the very insights she utilizes today on her popular blog site, Ghost Hunting Theories.