have always been sceptical of the supernatural, however events last
night have made me change my opinions vastly.
work as a shift manager at Castle Cement, Clitheroe and last night
saw something that I cannot explain.
of my duties involve a drive into the surrounding countryside every
12 hours to monitor the plume from our chimney stacks.
this occasion, the drive took me to Waddow Hall at Waddington, where
I parked the van and got out to watch the plume. The time was somewhere
just after midnight, so obviously it was relatively dark and there
was a chill in the air.
was then I became aware of a presence, that started out as a shadow,
but as my eyes became accustomed to the gloom I could make out a
hooded figure that appeared to be making it's way towards me. As
it moved, it seemed to glide, and as it approached it became obvious
that it was much bigger than myself, and appeared rather sinister.
At this point I retreated to the van and drove off back to the works
- I am not ashamed to say that I was absolutely terrified.
raising this with my colleagues, a number of them told me that it
must have been Peg O'Nell, a ghost out of local folklore. Whatever
it was, it has changed my perception of how I view the supernatural
forever, and means that I will be very wary the next time I venture
into that area again at night.
Smith added this...
Iused to work at Waddow Hall and have felt something (not sure what)
on the top floor. Then I heard the tale of Peg O'Nell and was convinced
what I was feeling was her. There was always one room I would never
go into on my own and after seeing most haunted live at waddow hall
I found out that the room i didnt like was hers. I found it all
very spooky but would still love to go back to work there again.
I go to Waddow Hall every year and this year will be the seventh.
We always go down to the river but we miss out going on the seventh
year. Apparently she haunts one of the rooms in Waddow Hall. That
room is the one where she used to sleep and that is the one where
me and my parents stay - ahhhhh!
Cousins added this...
My school which was called Page Moss Primary, went to Waddow Hall
each year for a trip from school. I remember my head teacher Mr
Hunter telling us the tale of peg onell, we were all really scared
but loved the tales that were told. We didn't stay in the big house
but in the dormitory next door which made this even more fun. I
would love to go back and see everything again, I only wish in those
days we took more pictures. I must have been about 10, where do
all those years go? (I am now 39).
Wilson added this...
Searching the microfilms in Clitheroe library a few years ago, my
friend and I came across an incident involving some accident or
drowning on the River Ribble, near Brungerley bridge (this is the
bridge that is allegedly cursed). Knowing of the curse, we checked
other microfilms of the local news exactly 7 years before and 7
years after the edition of the Clitheroe Advertiser & Times
containing the incident. To our amazement, exactly 7 years before,
to the nearest edition of the newspaper (which comes out every Thursday)
there was a story of an old horse and cart crashing on Brungerley
Bridge!! Could this be the curse?? I cannot remember the year exactly
(it was late 1800's or early 1900's), but the evidence will still
be in Clitheroe Library.
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