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Old 25-03-2013, 07:18
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Here is a true story I have told before........

You all know Hampton Loade on the River Severn and I suspect most of you are aware of the Unicorn Inn that stands about 150 yards away from the bank there.

Well, the Inn supplies chalets for anglers...I think they have around 7 or 8 maybe and me and my pals stayed there for 4 days one year not too long ago. We had just had our evening meal in the pub after a pretty good days fishing and we intended being up early the next morning so we retired to bed.

At about 3.00 am I was awakened by a rustling sound....the same noise that scrunching a carrier bag would make. I thought I must have left some groundbait or something outside and an animal was sniffing around it. I got out of bed to investigate, I opend the front door and there was no sign of anything there. I went back in the room and noticed that there was a carrier bag by the front door, there was also an almost empty plastic 1 litre Coke bottle there as well.

After deciding there was nothing there I went back to bed...I was in bed about 5 minutes when I heard a... dum..dum...dum..dum.dumdumdumdum. The same sound that an almost empty plastic bottle makes when it's knocked over on a hard floor. I turned the lights on, got back out of bed and sure enough the bottle was laying on the floor......How the **ck did that happen ...I thought to myself and I was just about to get back into bed...... when a very strong breeze blew straight into the front of my body and face...it seemed to go straight through me......the door was closed shut and there was no windows open.

When the strong breeze passed there was a very sweet smell left behind in the room....like perfume. After that I just fell asleep.

The next morning when we was all in the breakfast room....I told my pals about it and they all laughed and said I must have been dreaming etc etc etc One of the waiter ladies came over to our table and I asked her if there had been any "problems" in any of the chalets....She didn't know what I meant until I told her and she replied..."Oh, so you have had a visit from our resident lady ghost have you"....then I remembered the sweet smell of perfume... I mentioned it to the waiter lady and she said "Yes, that's right...that always happens"...

My mates was cra*ping themselves after hearing this and the next night was complete chaos.....none of them wanted to sleep on their own ...it was so funny.

After the conversation with the waiter lady....another woman who was sat close by in the breakfast room had overheard the conversation and came over to tell us that she too has had strange experiences with a lady figure she has seen several times..

The story goes that the lady ghost was thrown from a train carriage by her lover that was travelling on the Severn Valley line that runs just behind the inn.... when she was alive of course. According to the staff there ....there is more than one ghost as well, but I experienced just the one.

I am not a man that is easily convinced about these sort of things...but I swear that everything I have told you in this story is absolutely true....

Luckily though, the fishing was fantastic on the stretch just above the natural weir there....The Gravel Stretch...as we called it.

...so what do you think about that and has anybody else had similar experiences?

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One slightly strange thing did happen to me on the River Severn at Ironbridge a good few years ago now. After packing up in the half light of a late Summer's evening, I saw an unlit boat approaching which I thought was a bit unsafe. After it passed me, it dawned on me that I didn't see anybody on it and it looked quite an old boat. A while after, my mind wandered back to that day and I realised I could not see how the boat was powered.

Whilst undertaking research for a degree a few years back, I read that this stretch of the river was frequently used for moving the bodies of plague victims.

As a Northener by birth, I'm supposed to be far too pragmatic to believe in such stuff but I do wonder.....

Thanks for your story, interesting reading.
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One slightly strange thing did happen to me on the River Severn at Ironbridge a good few years ago now. After packing up in the half light of a late Summer's evening, I saw an unlit boat approaching which I thought was a bit unsafe. After it passed me, it dawned on me that I didn't see anybody on it and it looked quite an old boat. A while after, my mind wandered back to that day and I realised I could not see how the boat was powered.

Whilst undertaking research for a degree a few years back, I read that this stretch of the river was frequently used for moving the bodies of plague victims.

As a Northener by birth, I'm supposed to be far too pragmatic to believe in such stuff but I do wonder.....

Thanks for your story, interesting reading.
Your story was fascinating too dorset......like you I am a northerner and we tend to say around here that...it's not the ones that are dead you have to be afraid of...it's the ones that are still living you have to watch.

The sight of that boat must have been quite a sight...it always seems to be after the event when you really realise that something wasn't quite right.

We was coming home from a session and we was all in the van with me driving and we saw what looked like a small lad dressed in top hat and tails. On seeing him we all thought he must have been at some sort of party...but as we drew nearer...we saw that he was in fact a midget that had a very old face...and not a young boy.....As we drove past him , he doffed his top hat and made a bowing gesture.

When we got back to our caravan....it struck us that we were in the middle of nowhere and there was one house behind him that looked deserted and certainly no sign of a party going on there. I don't know what was going on there ...but I think something was not quite right.

Thanks for your response Dorset....

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Maverick,


I've honestly never seen anything that really got my hackles up, spooky-wise.

My Dad's seen a ghost but me? Nope, never been so lucky.

Like you say, it's the living that give you the problems.

There must be loads and loads of fishing ghost stories. They'd make a great book, wouldn't they?? I'd read it at Christmas, definitely.
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I've honestly never seen anything that really got my hackles up, spooky-wise.

My Dad's seen a ghost but me? Nope, never been so lucky.

Like you say, it's the living that give you the problems.

There must be loads and loads of fishing ghost stories. They'd make a great book, wouldn't they?? I'd read it at Christmas, definitely.
Me too mate....I do find that kind of stuff intriguing although I never believed in things like that until the Severn incident.

I have told the same story on my last forum and it attracted quite a bit of interest, it escalated to believing in God and all sorts of things....turned out to be quite an interesting thread ..... but here on FM Dorset.....it looks like me and you are the only ones interested in that sort of thing mate...........never mind

Talk to you later mate....

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I keep an open mind on such things

I've never experienced anything ghostly but have spoken with several level headed people whi have
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I think that is a sensible thing to do your lordship......I too know a few level headed people who have been in a bit of a state over this kind of stuff.

One of my neighbours, who I have known since I was a young lad......was stood on his lawn one day looking pretty miserable.....I asked him what was wrong and he told me that they had a poltergeist in the house... WHAT!! ...I could see that his wife had lost a lot of weight....and apparently the worry about this was the cause.

He continued to tell me that one evening just before Christmas... it had ripped off the lights that they had around the window...and threw them across the room. It has also threw them both out of bed too....these incidents went on for a few weeks until they got a priest in to exorcise the house. I saw the priest go into the house and he didn't come out until the next morning.....they have never had any problems since.

The estate we both lived on was built on a dog racing track and the priest suggested that the poltergeist was the spirit of a murdered man who was knifed because of unpaid debt with one of the bookies.......who knows?

These are really nice... and quite intelligent people I'm talking about here and I KNOW he wouldn't say that if it wasn't true....Like I said, I've known him donkey's years.

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The scientist in me wants to dismiss the paranormal as complete rubbish but the poet in me wants to believe - so my mind (and my notebook) remain open....
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The scientist in me wants to dismiss the paranormal as complete rubbish but the poet in me wants to believe - so my mind (and my notebook) remain open....
It's very difficult Dorset.....you don't want to appear a wuss when talking about this subject ......but you simply cannot ignore the hard evidence.

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Someone I knew had a Priest in to 'exorcise' an entity from his home.........

Unfortunately he did'nt pay the Priest, so the Priest had his house re-possessed
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