Tonight the moon will be full, its soft light illuminating the live oaks, the picket fences, and the moss-covered tombstones along Howard Street and in back yards throughout the village. Lou Ann and I will walk down to the David Williams house (the Ocracoke Preservation Society Museum) to look for the ghost that peers out from the upper story window after dark.
We may wander down to Springer's Point, hoping to catch a glimpse of Blackbeard walking along the shoreline, searching in vain for his head. We may go even though Roy Parsons strongly advises against it. He's seen too many weird things down there, he says.
On our way back we'll be sure to stop alongside the harbor near Fannie Pearl McWilliams' home and cemetery. We'll recall her "Dream of Death" and sit quietly waiting to hear Martha Ann's chilling gasp.
Don't wait up for us. Who knows what specters we'll encounter!
[AOL users : please see our earlier post for today, directly below this one.]