We caught up with Cumbria’s ghost hunter, Joanne Ellwood who began the West Cumbria paranormal group S.P.I.R.I.T UK (Solway Paranormal), to see what she thought was essentially the most haunted locations within the area.
“I’ve at all times had an inclination into the paranormal ever since I used to be in major college. It perhaps makes me sound a bit loopy however it’s part of my life, I needed to have the ability to perceive why I am in a position to have the ability to do issues others cannot do,” she stated.
The group is open for the general public to come back and be a part of them on investigations, you do not have to be a believer, they solely ask that you just be open-minded.
In addition they supply house visits to assist households discover out whether or not their house is haunted, all of the ask in return is for a cuppa.
“Lots of people do not imagine it and that is truthful sufficient however my expertise is totally different. If you happen to do not that is completely advantageous, we do not do that for cash, fame or fortune, it is simply to offer individuals an expertise that we have felt,” she stated.
1. Carlisle Fort
The historic constructing courting again to 1093, is one through which Joanne stated her and staff stands proud as most likely essentially the most haunted, as she remembers her and the staff listening to what gave the impression of “100 horses coming into the fort”.
A spot Joanne recommends visiting the dungeons, as even throughout the daylight “there is a presence”.
2. Dacre Corridor, Lanercost Priory, Brampton
Reputed to be the oldest village corridor in England and varieties a part of the twelfth Century Lanercost Priory, located in a secluded spot close to Hadrian’s Wall, looks like the right place for issues to go bump within the evening.
3. Helena Thompson Museum, Workington
“One thing occurs right here each time we go – I would actually advocate it.
“A buddy of mine took a photograph of a girl within the window, who appeared like a maid, one positively value testing,” she stated.
4. Irton Corridor, Holmrook
A beautiful web site however visitors ought to be ready to share with The Gray Girl, who roams the grounds. Because the story has it, a woman was locked within the tower the place she starved to demise and her ghost now roams the grounds of Irton Corridor.
5. Lowther Fort, Penrith
One Joanne recommends as “attention-grabbing” however merely the skin as upon an investigation, they noticed a shimmery determine on a horse roaming the grounds.
With stories of an obvious haunting by James Lowther, 1st Earl of Lonsdale, born 1736, often called ‘the ghost of ‘Depraved Jimmy’.
6. RAF Silloth
The airfield was initially designed for use by RAF Upkeep Command however was handed over to Coastal Command in November 1934, stuffed with WW2 recollections.
One the group claims they’d various exercise at throughout the hangers, following the aftermath of an explosion. An ideal spot steeped with war-time historical past, it might simply be good for a sighting.
7. Railway Membership, Workington
“Sightings of a monk, that may be a part of the outdated St Michael’s church monastry. One of many staff took an image of a hatstand, and the monk had type of transfigured onto the hat stand. I stated that is a terrific photograph, ship me it however when he tried, it had disappeared.
“You truly discover you get a number of monk sightings in Cumbria- particularly round Workington,” she stated.
8. Wordsworth Home, Cockermouth
One of many William Wordsworth’s houses is one Jo stated is iconic and well-worth a go to.
“I have been there twice, and we had a housemaid telling us to get out at one level,” she stated.
Tell us within the feedback if there are some other spots that you just suppose could also be haunted.
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