Britannia House, Luton
On 8 June 2005 the following story relating to a haunt like experience at Britannia House appeared in the Luton News. It was entitled ‘Have you seen the ghost of Britannia Estates?’.
Rumours that Luton’s Britannia House is haunted have caused a stir among those who work there, with one even refusing to work after dark.
The Luton News understands that one employee based in the Leagrave Road building, who does not wish to be named, came face-to-face with a ghost when she was working late in her office in the lower part of the building.
She allegedly saw what has been described as a tall, white-haired, old man with very long fingernails, wearing a shirt and trousers.
The phantom reportedly told her that he used to work in Britannia House, but his wife and children “abandoned” him because he worked late. The conversation scared the woman so much that she now refuses to work after 5.30pm.
Since this sighting about two weeks ago, others in the 13-acre site have claimed to have seen someone of the same description.
Luton Paranormal Society (LPS) – a group that investigates the paranormal, including ghosts, aliens and crop circles – has offered to do an all-night investigation.
President of LPS Andy Fazekas said: “We would have to go up there to know what we are dealing with. But generally, if you treat a spirit with respect then they will treat you with respect.
“It could be a visitation, which is someone who’s just visiting the building periodically. It is very rare for someone to be able to see the form of a ghost.
“We would be willing to go there and our psychic artist will draw the spirit. We have to stress that we are not ghostbusters. We can’t catch a spirit and put it in a can.”