What's Your Ghost Story I.Q.?

Some ghost stories have been told so often that you know the endings without having to hear them. Below are my own variations of some very familiar stories. Can you guess the endings?


Story One

John was driving home late one night when he saw a young lady waiting by a bus stop. He stopped his car and told her that he didn't think the buses were running that late at night and offered to give her a ride. The fall night air was getting chilly, so he took off his jacket and gave it to her. John found out that the girl's name was Mary and she was going to her home. After an hour's drive, they arrived at her home and he let her off by the front door. John said good night and then went home himself. The next day John remembered that Mary still had his jacket. He drove to her house and knocked on the door. An old woman answered. John told her about the ride he had given her daughter, Mary, and told her that he had come to get back the jacket he had lent her. The old woman looked very confused. John then noticed a picture of Mary on the fireplace mantel. He pointed to it and told the old woman that it was a picture of the girl to which he had given a ride.With her voice shaking, what did the old woman tell John?



Story Two

Long ago, a young man met and fell in love with a beautiful young woman. She was always dressed exquisitely and she always wore a black ribbon around her neck. Soon the man and the woman were married and moved into a little cottage by the sea. They started out very happily, but soon the young man became more and more curious as to why his wife wore a ribbon around her neck all the time. One day he decided to ask her. The only answer he received was that he would be sorry if she took it off, so she would not take it off. The young man was not happy with his wife's answer.Time passed and eventually all he could think about was that black ribbon. One day, he awoke before his wife, went into her sewing box and got a pair of scissors, and cut off the ribbon that was around her neck. What happened next?



Story Three

Suzy and her mother were on summer vacation. They had enjoyed a wonderful day at the beach and had stayed longer than they had expected. They were driving home, very late at night, when a fierce thunderstorm broke out. Suzy's mother could hardly see to drive. Then suddenly, in the glare of some lightening, they saw a house with a sign in front that said Welcome Inn. Suzy mother thought it would be a good idea to stop for the night and go home in the morning. They parked in front of the door, hurried up the stairs which lead to the front door, and knocked. An elderly woman in rather outdated clothes answered the door with a smile. She welcomed them into the house as if she had been expecting them. After enjoying a warm meal, the woman took them to a cozy room to stay the night. Suzy and her mother slept soundly. When they awoke in the morning, the elderly woman could not be found. They decided to leave some money and a thank you note on the front hall table and be on their way. A few miles down the road, they stopped for gas. While paying for the gas, Suzy's mother told the station attendant about the wonderful night they had spent at the Welcome Inn. What did the station attendant tell Suzy's mother?



Story Four

Herman was spending the night with some friends who lived in the country. He went to bed late and did not sleep well. Off in the distance he thought he heard the sound of a horse drawn carriage. He got up, went to the window, and looked out. There, in the full moon, he saw the carriage he had heard right outside of the house. The carriage looked like it was carrying a coffin. The driver of the carriage looked up at the window where Herman stood. The driver's face was ghostly pale and very thin. "All aboard", the driver said to Herman. Herman stepped back from the window and laid back down on the bed. He eventually fell back into a fitful sleep. The next morning, he told his friends about the carriage and driver and they all decided that he just must have had a very bad dream. Later that day, Herman went back home to his apartment in the city. Just as he started to board the elevator , he looked at the elevator operator. What did Herman see?


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