Seattle Pup: Ghost Dogs of the Northwest
A prickly sensation overcomes me, and my skin pops with goosebumps. Seriously now . . . what was that? A distant howl floats over the mist; I see a man and his dog walking along the West Seattle Bridge near the beach. "That is nice," I think and then look back and the old man and the dog are gone. Whoa, they couldn't have moved that fast could they? Squinting, I try to make them out in the fog . . . . hold on, my goodness, did I just see a pair of ghosts?
Well I'll be . . . I am not alone.
canine spirits have been spotted racing along cars, walking along beaches with their ghostly owners, and leaving their muddy footprints in the entryway of a Washington hotel.
For more about Northwest ghosts check out Ghost Stories from the Pacific Northwest (American Folklore Series) by Margaret Read MacDonald from your local library!