our haunted house
Those of a nervous disposition should not enter!
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Ludlow Castle is said to be haunted by the
ghost of sad Marion de la Bruyere, who has been re-enacting her dive to death
from the Pendover Tower since the latter part of the 12th century.
Shrewsbury's wealth of historic buildings means we have
no shortage of ghosts in the county town... from the milkmaid who wonders Raven
meadows to the husband murdering Mrs Foxall who can still be seen walking through
The birthplace of the industrial revolution harbours many ghostly tales, including
spirits at the power station, victorian apparitions at Benthall Edge, monks at
Madeley Court, Devilry at the Boat Inn and the ghosts of drowned children at Ferry
Weirdness in Wem
The small north Shropshire Town isn't short of a ghostly tale or two, including
the famously haunted town hall - see our photos.
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ancient town of Much Wenlock unsurprisingly has a story or two, including
a recently uncovered cemetery and the wandering ghosts of local saxons and romans.
you're planning on visiting the manor, beware of the ghost of the Cavalier.
The RAF museum at Cosford
hosts a spirit or two - Look out for the haunted bomber.
A Puritan and a curse - need we say more?
The Devil's ChairLegends:
Devil's Chair is the highest of these outcrops, and today a trig point is mounted
on its summit. According to legend, the rocks of the Devil's Chair were brought
there by the Devil himself.
The Wrekin giant
How Shropshire's best-known landmark was made by
a giant who hated Shrewsbury.
The story of a stone circle and a cow with supernatural
there are no special effects on this picture.
was taken with a 200mm lens from across the road.
the time O'Rahilly and other onlookers were stopped by police and firefighters
from approaching the burning town hall.
It was only after the image
was developed that O'Rahilly saw the little girl.
immediately sent it to the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena.
in turn, sent the photo and the negative to Dr. Vernon Harrison, former president
of the Royal Photographic Society.
Dr. Harrison analysed both the photo
and negative and reported that he was satisfied that the picture had not been
"The negative is a straight forward piece of black-&-white
work and shows no sign of having been tampered with," said Harrison.
However, Dr. Harrison, still considers himself something of a sceptic and suggested
that the image of the girl may just be a convenient trick of the light - with
smoke, flame and shadow creating an optical illusion at the moment the photographer
took his picture.
is the Ghost of Wem Town Hall?
Fire ravaged the town hall once before, in 1677. The historical record shows
that the 1677 fire was caused by a young girl called Jane Churm, who started the
fire accidentally when she dropped a candle.
Since that date, it has
always been maintained that the Town Hall is haunted by the ghost of Jane Churm.
Despite the international publicity and visits from teams of 'ghostbusters'
the image of a woman's face on the pictures has never been properly explained.
Question is - which is the most unbelievable? An extraordinarily coincidental
trick of timing and light - or the vague possibility that spirits roam the earth
- and one just happened to be caught on film?
this photograph prove the existence of ghosts?