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Demolition Men Find Ghost

Is This The Ghost Of Frances Grimshaw?

By Thomas Spychalski

It is said that ghosts and spirits will cling to the places they once lived, be it because they are trapped there or these are the only ‘homes’ that they feel they can go to and feel safe.

It is not surprising then, to hear that a demolition crew in Kendal, Cumbria had a run in with the ghost of a woman who used to run the boarding house they were there to knock down, even getting the spooky ghost photo at the top of this article which appears to show the blurred form of a woman peering out from the half destroyed structure.

The crew had started to notice that things here were a bit out of the ordinary when they noticed that a chandelier had started to move of its own accord in one of the guest house’s rooms, according to worker Stuart Shan:

“We were stripping the building inside and I noticed the chandelier swinging on its own.

[Later], when I saw the lady in the photograph, the hairs on the back of my neck stood on end.”

Robert Johnson

Certainly the picture, taken by demolition supervisor Robert Johnson, is creepy and amazing to say the least, but Johnson says he did not even know the shape was there at the time:

“It wasn’t until I got home and showed my wife that we spotted the woman. You can see the jewellery on her and everything – the image is so clear.

“I’ve always been a skeptic but I’ll have to believe in ghosts now.”

As for who the woman in the photo might be, the former owner of the condemned guest house, Frances Grimshaw, died the year before at the age of eighty-seven. Her son, David Grimshaw is convinced it is the spirit of his passed mother in the pic:

“That is my mother. I’m totally convinced – no one else looks like that. She had glasses and big earrings and she used to wear a dress with a bow at the front.

Mum used to stand in that room for hours on the phone – it was the guest house reception and she took bookings from there.

She would have been horrified if she had known the house was being demolished because it was beautiful. Maybe that is why she’s turned up.”

The site of the former guest house is now a commercial property but no further paranormal activity has been reported on the land.

(Via The Mirror)


5 responses

  1. Amazing, and totally believable x it is to coincidental to not be the spirit of David’s mother. I am a total believer because of my own experiences.

    March 4, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    • I agree the photo is quite creepy, but I always keep an open mind on both sides of the fence.

      However, I am interested in hearing about your experiences…

      At any rate, glad you liked the post and feel free to stop by again!

      March 4, 2012 at 7:50 PM

      • Will do. We used to keep an open mind on both sides of the fence but too much has happened to us for it not to be real. A couple of my true experiences are on my new blog and I will update again soon. Let me know what you think .

        March 4, 2012 at 8:05 PM

    • Just read your blog and if you are looking for little exposure (each article here has gotten decent page views so far), I would be glad to post your story here if you can come up with about 500 or more words on it, and then I can promote your blog in the article with links and the like.

      This is something I plan on posting for any person dealing with a haunting or strange paranormal event to do, I just have not posted it publicly yet.

      If you are interested contact me at this email:

      Same goes for anyone else reading this! 🙂

      March 4, 2012 at 8:12 PM

  2. Juliet

    i did not believe in the spirits until i saw this, Francis Grimshaw was my Great Aunt an as a child I visited Meadow Bank a few times. As a child it always seemed a bit of a creepy bit old house . I saw the picture for the first time in the Metro on my way to work when this story first broke and i had no doubt that it was my great aunt – she loved that house but it became too much for her to manage once my great uncle passed away so she had to sell. My Grandmother was also brought up in that house so I am surprised that she wasn’t there as well.

    January 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM

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