Saturday, 11 April 2009

Great Barr 'Ghost' Follow-up....

In response to last weeks Walsall Advertiser appeal for ghost stories related to Barr Beacon, a substantial letter from a Mr. Alan Petty appeared in this weeks edition. He had written in to say that, during a recent visit to the area, he'd spotted three men riding around dressed as 'cowboys', complete with hats, boots, chaps and ankle-length coats....

Somewhat shaken by his sighting, Mr. Petty wondered whether he had suffered some form of ghost sighting, or perhaps an hallucination.... that was, until he came across fresh mound of horse manure, which evidently pointed towards something more substantial!!

A further sighting of the three riders entering a stable in a nearby lane and watering their horses clinched the matter. He then ponders: "Do the trio of cowboys that I and other people have no doubt seen also have a higwayman costume each that they like to dress up in?"

A most valid question indeed! And we echo Mr. Petty's sentiments in his parting comment: "So, come on you three old boys, own up to this caper and put an end to the 'ghosts of Barr Beacon' mystery".......

Hopefully, more to follow......?

Regards,

The W.M.G.C.

1 comment:

emily said...

If i understand this correctly, you saw three men in western dress riding horses on barr beacon. If so. This is perfectly normal. There are a lot of people who ride their horses on barr beacon (including me) and plenty of wextern riders who dress in the way you described. i do completely believe in the supernatural but in this case, i think you just saw men riding horses :)