staff at the Fleece Inn in Bretforton are appealing for psychic
investigators to spend a night at the historic pub and restaurant
to uncover the secrets of its ghostly past.
a series of eerie events at the National Trust owned medieval farmhouse,
licensee Peter Clarke is determined to get to the bottom of why
apparitions, mysterious noises and a sinister presence has disturbed
staff and customers for years.
comments: "Since I arrived here only a few months ago I've
heard a succession of spine-chilling accounts of supernatural incidents.
It would be fascinating to discover what is causing them and why
it is determined to communicate through us. I understand there are
teams of paranormal researchers who can communicate with ghosts
via scientific equipment. It would be a huge relief just to get
proof that the experiences are real and that we're not just imagining
venues haunted reputation began a few years ago when the security
beam guarding the venue's priceless set of Stuart pewter activated
the alarm. On arrival at the scene, a wooden chair in the corner
was said to be rocking rapidly and the vague figure of an elderly
lady was said to be seated in it.
have also heard reports of sightings of a lady in the upstairs window,"
recalls Peter. "And I often hear strange noises coming from
the top rooms. I admit the building is 500 years old and it is bound
to creak but these noises are unearthly, somehow."
accounts have since been reported from lights inexplicably turning
off and indistinct figures being seen to glide unearthly across
continues: "We have a series of ancient witch circles on the
floor which are shrouded in mystery. Another strange phenomenon
is the strong smell of perfume around the fireplace which nobody
to unearth the truth, Peter concludes: "With its rich history
and ancient folklore it is entirely possible that the building has
more than one ghost. The question is, what do they want from us
and that's what I'm hoping to find out from the experts."
anyone could investigate the experiences at the Fleece Inn or know
of anyone who could they should contact Peter on 01386 831173.