Footprints in the Snow: True Stories of Haunted Russia
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by J. L. Choron
Category: Dark Fantasy/General Nonfiction
Description: Welcome to Russia ... the most haunted nation on earth. They are the damned, the forgotten--those who cry out to let us know they lived. They are all ages and sexes. They remain earthbound for many reasons--duty, devotion, a sense of responsibility, but most of all for the simplest and most compelling reason of all: love. Come explore the vast land that is Russia, from the metropolitan streets of Moscow to the windswept steppes and farflung plains of Siberia. Discover the strange tales of those whose lives have continued long after their bodies perished, and whose restless spirits yet leave footprints in the Russian snows. Footprints in the Snow: True Stories of Haunted Russia is a reporter's view of documentable paranormal incidents. The stories are told though the eyes of a professional skeptic, one who does not "see ghosts behind every tree." Statistically, more than 96% of all such stories turn out to be quite natural in origin. There are exceptions.
eBook Publisher: Zumaya Publications, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: March 2007
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [283 KB]
Reading time: 172-240 min.
My apartment building is located just across the street from an elementary school and kindergarten that have served our community for more than seventy years. Here in Russia, this isn't unusual. The school was part of Lenin's first Five-Year Plan, and was one of the more successful parts.
Late at night, long after the school is closed and completely empty, we can hear children laughing and playing in the playground. It lasts for about five minutes--a relatively long time; but when you look out the window you see nothing. There are no children there.
Everyone in the building is used to this. It happens several times a year, and it's gone on for decades--at least fifty years. So has what follows.
After about five minutes, there is a high-pitched, screeching sound, followed by an explosion. The sound of children playing turns to screams, and then stops.