Friday, 8 August 2014

August 8th 2014

Taking advantage of the lovely, Summer weather, a few members of the West Mids Ghost Club decided to re-visit one of our favourite sites - Lilleshall Abbey in Shropshire - on July 25th.  The group has investigated this gorgeous, rurally-situated ruin numerous times over the past decade and a half...... the site being said to play host to numerous ghostly monks - witnessed 'singly' and 'in procession', seemingly - ghostly screams, chanting and inexplicable footfalls!! 

In the early half of the 20th Century, the doyen of British ghost hunters, the late Elliott O' Donnell visited and investigated the ruins with his friend and frequent companion W. Byford Jones..... when they are apparently said to have sat and played cards in the (erroneously titled) 'Murder Room' during the overnight stay!!  An archaeological dig at the Abbey in the 1930's was advertised in the press as an 'Officially Sanctioned Ghost Hunt'.........

As with most W.M.G.C. visits and inquiries, nothing of potential, paranormal import was experienced during the visit, but an enjoyable evening was had by all and - as always - the resident bat population kept group members amazed and amused for the duration of the stay with their incredible acrobatics!!  Laugh!!       

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