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Originally posted by Ayana
reply to post by Algebra
Okay, that actually sounds really interesting!
I'll make sure to try that, possibly on the 2nd of Jan and let you know what happens!
We're there all night so it'll give us a bit more to do
Originally posted by kennyb72
A few years back, while visiting relatives in England, my sister and my nieces where telling me about some spooky experiences they had when visiting Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon. It left them all a bit traumatized but they where also excited by the experience.
That particular story is quite long and it was not my experience so I will leave that for now.
Anyway I convinced my sister and nieces to return to the castle during the day and egged them on assuring them that it wouldn't be too scary. We headed of to the castle and arrived at a car park that is some distance from the castle down a long country lane.
I think there is a way to get down to the castle by car but the castle was closed, as it was late January so cars weren't allowed past the top car park area.
There where no other vehicles in the car park so we all felt a little uneasy when we headed to the castle. It was very quiet yet sunny day but there was certainly tension in the air.
When we arrived at the castle after about a 15 min walk, we where all relieved to see that there where dozens of people around sightseeing and picnicking. Kids on bikes and hikers galore. My sister was feeling much easier knowing that all this merriment was going on, and everyone seemed to be having a nice time.
We looked all around the castle. We couldn't go in because it was off season so we took pictures of everything, even kids running around in the background and old couples out strolling. We joked about ghosts and particularly stories relating to Berry Pomeroy Castle where people are lured into dangerous places by seeing things that are not there, and people having fallen, thinking there was a path.
We never felt completely at ease the whole time we where there, but our visit was uneventful and we didn't see any apparitions, hear voices (unlike her last visit) or anything particularly strange.
We arrived home and decided to look through the picture we took (about 40 in all) by connecting the camera to the TV.
To our horror, as we went from picture to picture we couldn't find another soul on any of the pictures we took, even though we believed the place was milling with people. Looking through the pictures, apparently our little group where the only people there. I still get chills thinking about it.
It never occurred to us at the time where all these people had come from. There where no cars in the car park and the only way to the castle was a walk down a quiet country lane.
Originally posted by Ayana
kennyb72: Wow, that is an amazing story. I'll definetely put Berry Pomeroy down as a place for us to visit!
Alegebra: I'm NE too!
Theres loads of old castles and places round here to check out... The Keep in Newcastle itself and Chillingham Castle are the big guys, the rest are pubs and old houses and stuff. I have a book by Tony Liddell and it is amazing how many places have stories.
I'd read about that Alnwick story somewhere actually but might be getting it mixed up with another one, coz I didn't realise that was Alnwick lol! I've read quite a few and they sometimes merge together in my head...
I know theres somewhere where the torture guy was having sex with his girlfriend on one of the racks and ended up killing her, and getting put to death himself
I don't remember it enough to give it justice I'm afraid, but I'll look it up!