A TERRIFIED landlord is calling in a priest to exorcise his Yorkshire pub after he confronted a ghostly apparition causing mayhem to his premises. Roger Froggatt, of the Low Valley Arms, was left severely shocked after seeing the ghostly figure of a woman dressed all in white when he went to what he thought was a break-in at his Barnsley pub around at 1.30am yesterday.
But it was when he went to check the toilets that he got the shock of his life. In front of him stood the grotesquely disfigured apparition of an elderly woman dressed all in ghostly white.
When she turned to look at him he saw half her face was missing, from her cheekbone down to her jaw. He and his wife Kathryn were so terrified they called the police who also witnessed spooky goings-on. Three plasma television screens had switched themselves on. A heat-seeking alarm had also been activated and the manually-operated toilets were flushing themselves ? which police last night confirmed they too had seen ? yet there was nobody in the pub or any sign of a break-in. Regulars say the ghost may be that of a former barmaid who died some years ago at the Station Road pub in Darfield. The frightened couple are now planning to call in a priest to carry out an exorcism to rid the pub of the evil spirit.
… “When I went into the ladies I couldn’t believe what I saw. There was a figure of what I believe was a woman with no face and silvery grey hair, dressed in a white gown. “I stood there for about four or five seconds then fled in terror. I ran out of there, I was that shaken. I couldn’t speak. I couldn’t even speak to the police when they arrived soon afterwards after my wife called them. “She took two officers into the toilets and they saw them just flushing by themselves, all the time. They are not automatic and you have to pull the handle down. There was nobody there. “I can’t remember much about it after that. I was shaking. I have never seen anything like it before and don’t want to again. It was the ugliest thing I have ever seen.” … A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers attended and made a search of the property. On entering the toilet area the pedestal toilets in the cubicles began to flush themselves. We are still investigating.” – yorkshire
Send in a plummer. I don’t believe in ghosts so I’d like to see one. It would change my world view if I was certain it was not a trick.