This is a Lebanon Circle forum exclusive soI won't be discussing it anywhere else...
I'm currently designing my new effect 'Ghosts of Great Britain' which takes the 'A Book at Midnight ' method and mixes it with 'Oculus' to create a very spooky experience for your audience.
The new twist in Great British Ghosts is that not only do the two spectators think of the same card, an audience member also predicts the number of the card before it is even chosen. Three people drawn to one ghostly event!
The deck contains 24 cards each featuring a well documented Great British Ghost
Here's your chance to have some input into the project by making some suggestions for a card.
The only rule is that it must be a British Ghost and have some form of photographic reference either of the place or the ghost itself.
The current list is
1) Pendle Hill 2) Borley Rectory 3) The Girl in the Flames 4) The Greenwich Ghost 5) The Enfield Poltergeist 6) The Hellfire Caves 7) Lord Combermere 8) The Watcher of St Botolph 9) Arundel Altar 10) The Raynham Hall Spectre 11) The Ghostly Passenger 12) Hampton Court Palace 13) The Priest at Woodford Altar 14) The Hooded Monk Newby Church 15) White Lady of Worstead Church
So I need another 9 suggestions!
If I use one of your suggestions you will be placed into a prize draw to win the first copy off the production line! So you have a 1 in 9 chance of winning.
Fire away folks!
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Post by Paul Forster on Sept 12, 2017 21:10:02 GMT
I know of a ghost named angry Peter who haunts Hoghton Tower in Preston. A spirit who demands you say hello to him when you pass through the corridor he haunts. Fail to do so and he gets angry. He famously injured a CBBC member of staff who was on location filming there. She wouldn't say hello to him as it was silly. She changed her mind after he slammed a door on her hand breaking her fingers.
I'm sure he has a sad tale to his death but can't remember it. I know the family who live there and this is just one of many ghosts but Peter is my favourite.
Well you like dolls so how about The Dutch Doll of Finedon Church and former girls' school or Lady Deadlock at Rockingham Castle.Charles Dickens was a frequent visitor during the 19th. century. He wrote a large portion of Bleak House during his stays at the castle, and is reputed to have seen Lady Deadlock's ghost behind the 400-year-old yew hedge.
There is a place in my City, the oldest building in the City in fact. It has tales of ghostly Nuns, Horses and Children, it is reportedly the most haunted house in the UK although I understand others also aspire to this accolade. The place is called Wymering Manor.....
Lily Lumley who married Ralph Lumley. In reality, the said Ralph de Lumley, 1st Baron Lumley (c. 1360 – January 1400) was married to Eleanor Neville. But in a tale called The Lily of Lumley he has a previous wife. She was supposedly thrown down a well in the castle grounds by two priests for rejecting the Catholic faith, who then told Baron Lumley she left him to become a nun. Her ghost is said to float up from the well and haunts the castle.
I have a picture of the well and bed room she died in if you would like.
Derby Fish Market / Lock-up Yard In 1859, PC Joseph Moss became the first police officer to be shot dead in Derby. The culprit was Gerald Mannering. His ghost haunted the police station and, when it was demolished and replaced by the fish market, Moss remained in the area of Lock-Up Yard.
Old Bell Hotel, Derby The Old Bell Hotel at Derby is a 17th century grade II listed building built around 1680 and steeped in history. TV's most haunted team has visited the Old Bell Inn and found plenty of evidence of paranormal activity at the location. The Old Bell Hotel is listed as one of the most haunted Hotels in the UK, many of Derby famous Ghost walks either start or finish at the Inn. The Old Bell Hotel is believed to be haunted by a former employee, Mabel a linen maid at the time when the Old Bell was still a coaching Inn. Her job was to strip the beds then take the sheets away to be washed, replacing them with fresh ones. One day some passing solders on a recruitment drive were buying drinks for the young men in the bar, and Mabel's lover got drunk and took the Kings shilling. He was taken away to fight in some war and was killed soon after. Mabel found that she was pregnant with her lover's child when she heard of his death she committed suicide, hanging herself in room six.
One of the greatest, and in my opinion, scariest ghost story if Great Britain is that of the mystery that occurred at number 10 Berkley Square. Oft cited as a poltergeist infestation, it was meticulously investigated by one of the first recognised 'ghost hunters " In the UK, Elliot O'Donnell.
The house at 5 College Street is reportedly home to a ghost of a young girl who wanders around upstairs. When the Black Death spread across England in the 14th century, a six year old girl was locked in the boarded up house with the bodies of her parents who had died from the disease. She wasn’t infected however, and slowly starved to death.
A quick Google search brings up lots of photos (I can't seem to add one to my post).