Demolition Men Find Ghost
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.”
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)