Olde Trip to Jerusalem
hauntings have continued under new management...
Underwood, now manageress of the Trip to Jerusalem, has witnessed
many strange events in the past five years. She
is a confident person and expressly denies that previous tales
have coloured her views.
18 months into her stewardship Claire was moving boxes out
of her flat in the pub, as it doubles as the auditors
took the first box of three which she was moving to the attic
to make space for the accounts.
"I was aware that somebody was following some three stairs
behind me. I dismissed it as fanciful, but a chill came over
me that was hard to ignore."
first chill I could ignore, but the second time I climbed
the stairs I saw a shimmering black shape that had no place
in a badly lit corridor. In that light a natural substance
could not have shimmered. I did not believe what I saw, I
was tired, I imagined it."
"I picked up the third box in a determined mood, but
the presence retaliated by seeming to grow stronger. I ran
to my flat and locked the door."
herself not to be so ridiculous and sat down in the lounge
of her flat to relax. But she couldn't, something seemed to
hover across the courtyard in the other side of the pub that
would not let her or her cat rest.
Nothing happened for 18 months and she started to put the
incident down to tiredness. Everything was going smoothly
was in bed reading. Just as she fell asleep someone pressed
their hand on the side of the bedclothes. She doubted herself
until she tried to set them straight again
the 8th of October 2001, the landlady was reading in her flat,
dug into the castle walls. Some scratching alerted her. The
cat was obviously on the roof again.
back up to her flat, growing concerned. The scratching moved
to the wall next to her bed. She called the police. They responded
within minutes and searched the building but found nothing.
She was in bed so she threw her dressing gown on, cursing
the cat called Daisy. The hairs really stood out when she
discovered the cat sound asleep on a windowsill.