In 2004 the Sunderland Echo posted the following story concerning haunt like events taking place at a Greggs bakery in Fulwell. The article published on 29 June was entitled ‘The Greggs-orcist’. ‘SPOOKED staff have...
When Andy first got in touch regarding his new book I was intrigued by the concept of a paranormal book which contained a collection of stories from what I consider to be one of the most reliable forms of evidence – Police Statements.
The following account appeared in ‘County Folk-Lore Volume VI – Examples of Printed Folk-Lore Concerning The East Riding Of Yorkshire (1911)’ edited by Eliza Glutch.
The following article entitled ‘Lively Christmas “Ghost”’ was published in the Dundee Courier on Monday 24 December 1923. ‘Occupants Driven From Their New Home. Owner Struck On The Neck With Orange.
The Crabmill used to be known as The Oldswinford and at one time many years ago it was a Doctor’s surgery. Temporary managers are particularly wary here as they are likely to be treated to loud noises coming from the empty rooms in the early hours of the morning.
The Old Priory is haunted by a lady who walks the pub mainly at night. She has been heard by staff staying at the pub walking up and down the corridor outside their bedroom doors. Who she is or why she haunts the pub is unknown.
Despite the name the New Talbot is nearly a hundred years old and underwent refurbishment in 2012. After the pub manager lost his phone whilst cleaning up after hours he decided to check security camera footage to see where it had gone. Part of the footage shows the phone flying off a chair and landing on the floor.
At least three ghosts are said to haunt the Old Bulls Head Inn. Whether any of them is responsible for the poltergeist type activity here no one knows. Objects disappear and reappear again in strange places. On one occasion a book from the bookcase was left open on the table even though nobody had touched it.
The Miners Arms has played host to a few strange experiences. A figure has been seen a few times in the pub who simply disappears when he is spotted. He has been known to approach the bar as if to order a drink and then simply vanish.