Chapter one One thing was strange for Jarrod. He was nice, kind, and lots of fun. But for some reason he barely had any friends. It could be because something was terribly wrong at his house. He felt strange at night. Bizarre noises came from all over the place. Slamming and creaking came from downstairs and yelling in his brother’s room. Jarrod had the guts to tell his brother Ryan about it. “Are you sure? “Positive?” whispered his brother. Jarrod was 10 going on 11 and he thought, “ Is this house haunted” ? His only friend, Jack, (or he thinks) heard the story and the sounds as he ran past the house at night. Especially at midnight and during Halloween, they were louder than ever. They were even more bloodcurdling!
One day he had been scared out of his wits. He tried to tell his mom and dad, but they didn’t believe him. Jarrod’s parents had enough on their minds. What’s worse, Jack wouldn’t come to his house any more! Finally Jarrod’s parents gave in and called a company to check the house after they had been woken by a crashing noise and a shadow that went down the stairs. “Yep, all right, tomorrow, bye,” said the business on the phone. Jarrod was finally satisfied. The team called Ghost Hunters arrived at 4:30 p.m., laughing, talking, and getting out tools . One of the ghost busters, who was very nice, asked Jarrod a few questions. “The house? Ummmmmmm… as big as a haunted mansion,” said Jarrod shivering like crazy. Then “Crash!!!” Jarrod screamed like mad. Even though everybody was in a different room next to the kitchen, there were no sign of anything there. 2
“ O.K! That is one sign of a ghost!” said Mike. “Let us introduce ourselves. I’m Mike also known as Blue 4.” “My name is Brandon, known as Blue 1, the leader of the team.” Jarrod wanted to know were everyone else besides Blue 1 and 4 were. Ding-Dong!!! Mrs. Laner rushed to the entrance and Jarrod then realized where everyone else was. They were getting ghost equipment. “Jarrod, this is Tony and Peter. Known as Blue 2 and 3.” 3
Chapter Two “ Mom, I want to help!” Jarrod protested. “Fine.” She said. “Me too! Me TOOOOOOO OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO,” said Ryan. “ALL RIGHT THEN!!!” said an aggravated mom. “Both of you can. So can you both stop asking me questions?” They agreed. Jarrod and Ryan played videogames to pass the time away. Ding-Dong!! BAM!! “There goes that stupid door again,” said a familiar voice. It was Jack and Cody, back up friends who were o.k. They became helpers too. “ALL RIGHT!!” they excitedly yelled 4
Chapter Three “ Be good, stay safe, and follow the directions,” said the parents. They had to leave so they weren’t interfering with the fun. Jarrod, Jack, Cody, Ryan, and the gang took a quick break before getting started. They bought a pizza with all different kinds of toppings, and then they went and got ice cream. It was the best. When they returned, Brandon and the gang saw all kinds of equipment and things that Jarrod thought belonged on TV shows. Like Pok’e balls, sonic, and more. It was amazing! “ Your house isn’t the only one that we checked,” said Brandon sternly as his expression changed. “But on the plus side, we have you, your friends, and your brother. You guys are part of the company once you start working for us,” he said. 5
Chapter 4 Before we could even start, we got a command, ordering us to get back to base right away. We jumped in the van, but then suddenly, “Bang, crash, wheeeeeee!!!” Sirens went off and glass broke as someone yelled, “Were going lose a tire!!!” And we did! The van’s back tire on the left side came off. 6
Chapter 5 “ What are we going to do about this?” asked Ryan “I don’t know,” said Jarrod. But 19 was smiling, and so was the rest of the gang. “Hey! Why are you guys smiling? We have no way to fix it,” said Cody “Yes there is. There’s a spare tire in the back.” After the tire was fixed they were back on the road to the base. “I hate a long drive,” grumbled Jack.” “Keep talking and it will be longer!” Cody said sarcastically. “I am RIGHT! RIGHTTTT!?” “O.K. That’s enough! We’re here,” said Peter “ WOW!! It’s huge!!!” Jack said drowsily. “How big is it?” asked Jarrod. “I never thought a base could be so gigantic.” 7
Chapter 6 After the team came back from the base, everything was set up and ready to go. They started to hunt for ghost. Then suddenly... “Boom!” “Stay calm people, it’s just the pok’e ball ok,” said Blue 52. Jarrod, Ryan, and the two friends came rushing down the stairs. “We just got 100 of the ghosts in this weird ghost cage of yours!!!” They announced proudly. But then Jarrod whispered. “That leaves one more.” They looked all over the place until Jarrod yelled, “Pok’e ball, Sonic, and friends, GO!” After 5 pok’emon fainted and Sonic tricked the ghost, Brandon zapped the ghost in a ball. 8
The house was finally empty and Jarrod was pleased with the work. It was worth it. Jarrod worked hard every time it came to ghost hunting. Actually, he worked the hardest! The end for now!!!!
Coming soon: Ghost Hunter and the One and Only… Not Beaten By a Ghost !!!
Meet the author!!! Brandon is 10 years old. He loves to play with his cat Patches. At first he didn’t like reading, but now he reads whenever he gets a chance. Brandon lives with his mom and dad, 2 brothers and 1 sister. This cat looks a lot like Patches. 11