MYTH: A traditional story, especially one concerning the early history of a people or explaining some natural or social phenomenon, and typically involving supernatural beings or events. A widely held false belief or idea. A misrepresentation of the truth. Traditional stories or legends. A fictitious or imaginary person or thing. An exaggerated or idealized conception of a person or thing.

These are some of the definitions.

Greek Mythology is a set of stories about gods, goddess, heroes, and rituals of ancient Greeks. Greek Mythology was part of the religion in Ancient Greece. The most popular Greek Mythology figures include Greek Gods like Zeus.

Greece is one of the following countries in Mythology; and one of the first to venture into myth. This spark a major war with Christianity because of the so-called religious leaders. This went back in the days of when Jesus walked the earth; and even Apostle Paul as well.

The Loch Ness monster inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland. It’s known as a Scottish folklore, which abounds with mythical water creatures. It’s compared to a dragon or prehistoric monster. It had been spotted in Scotland and Scandinavia in the water.

In Washington State, Big Foot also known as Sasquatch has been spotted. Is Big Foot real? You’ve heard about him being glamorized by Hollywood. Many locals claimed that they had seen him. Big Foot is said to be an ape-like creature who roams around the forests of North America, especially Washington State. It resembles cross between a gorilla and a human. There have been movies and TV shows depicting Big Foot sightings.

Some may say that UFO’s is a myth. Roswell, New Mexico is the official site of UFO being spotted. It was the summer of 1947, a rancher discovered unidentified debris in his sheep pasture outside Roswell, New Mexico. Yet the government officials would only say that it was a crashed weather balloon. Many people believed it was the remains of extraterrestrial flying saucer.

I remembered hearing from my dad while we were driving past Devil’s Lake, North Dakota in the summer of ’75. We were returning home from our vacation from Seattle, Washington visiting relatives in Washington and Oregon. He told us the origins of Devil’s Lake was that a mysterious creature, some say the devil himself was seen walking across the lake in the night.

Devil’s Lake got it’s name when European-American settlers mistranslated the name to mean “Bad Spirit Lake” or Devil’s Lake. The “bad ” referred to the high salinity of the lake, making it unfit to drink and the “spirit” meant the mirages often seen across the water.

Some believe that the devil is just a mythological figure made up by Christian leaders as a scare tactic. The Native Americans would tell stories on how this devilish mythological creature was seen walking across the lake up in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota.

Then again some non-believers would say that Jesus was just a prophet, a mere mortal roaming the earth.

Some may even say that angels are a myth as well. Some may even say that Ghost or Spirit is not true. Angels are all around us watching over us as we sleep or go about our day. Even Ghosts are out there. Some may have seen them and some have not. I believe there are Spirits out there. I have seen glimpses of them out of the corner of my eye. I have seen the Spirit of my cats, Snowball and Tabitha in my old apartment and in my new apartment as well. In the vision, I have seen Snowball chasing Tabitha like he did when they were alive and played together. Before Tabitha died, I’ve seen her sense Snowball’s spirit chasing her.

I believed that when I was in a car accident coming down from Mount Rainier, my mother’s Spirit was watching over me. The reason I wasn’t hurt as bad as I could had been was not only the seatbelt and airbags; but my mother’s spirit saved me as well.

Some people don’t even believe in vampires as well. To them, they are mythological creatures as well.

Tomorrow is Halloween. A time for trick or treating. A time for Ghouls and Goblins and all mythological creatures to come out and play. Even though the Spirits are out there already.

I don’t know about you, but I’m a believer. I may not seen the Loch Ness Monster or Big Foot. I may not seen UFO’s. I still believe it’s possible. I believe there are Spirits out there watching over us. Some are good and some are bad. Some may think that I’m crazy for believing that. Some so-called religious leaders would probable condemned me for believing in ghosts. If you believe in Jesus and the devil, why not believe in ghosts as well?

Happy Halloween to everyone!! Keep your eyes open for the Spirit of the other world. They are all around us. I even believe in UFO’s, because I believe that there are life on other planets as well as on earth.