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Friday, 31 July 2015

New edition of the Ghosts and Spirits Show - Amanda Hart


New edition of the Ghosts and Spirits Show this Sunday morning. I'll be interviewing Amanda Hart - healing practitioner and author. Tune in at 11 am to hear her on www.radiocastle.com

Monday, 20 July 2015

Epping Forest ghosts



The ancient woodland of Epping Forest is said to be home to several ghosts. 

Queen Boudica and her daughters haunt Ambresbury Banks - an Iron Age fort near Loughton. Tradition states that it was the site of her last battle against the Romans in AD 61. On certain nights, drumming and groans have also been heard. 

The Wake Arms roundabout is a notorious accident black spot and has a selection of ghosts ranging from phantom horsemen to headless bikers. One is said to run out in front of cars and then vanish!

Dick Turpin, the notorious highwayman, used Epping Forest as a hideout and has been seen riding through the trees. Traps Hill is said be a good place to spot his ghost - if you are so inclined!

A certain pool in the forest was the scene of a murder over 300 years ago. Two young lovers used to meet there in secret. The father of the girl was against the relationship and murdered his daughter by the pool in a fit of anger. Her grief stricken lover couldn't face life without her and took his life at the very spot where she was murdered. Following this, the waters turned black and wildlife shunned the area. It was said the pool had the power to make people commit suicide following the tragedy. 

Rumours of witch covens gathering in the woods for pagan rites also persist.




Saturday, 18 July 2015

The Stately Ghosts of England



This charming documentary dates from 1965 and features the actress Margaret Rutherford, her husband Stringer Davis and Tom Corbett, a famous psychic of the time. They visit Longleat, Salisbury Hall and Beaulieu in search of England's ghostly past.


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Strange folk beliefs!



Never sweep a chimney with holly. It will bring bad luck to your home.

A bride feeding a cat on her wedding day was always considered lucky. It would bring happiness to her marriage. And the cat, no doubt, would be content too!

It's considered unlucky to see a dead pigeon.

It's regarded as lucky to keep your hat on in church - but only if you are female!

To dream of coal is a sign that one day you'll be rich.

Thursday, 9 July 2015

On Mustard TV



I was back on the Mustard Show this week. I was chatting to Helen and Darren about the Beatles and their first and only concert in Norwich. Click here to watch it http://www.mustardtv.co.uk/episode/the-mustard-show-314/

I'm in part 1. 

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Back in Psychic News



Two articles this month! The concluding parts of the Croglin Horror and the Gladwish Terror. I've now been doing my PN series on famous hauntings for a year. How time flies!

You can get the magazine from all good newsagents or order it online http://www.psychicnews.org.uk/