Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:38
There has been an excellent broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon about a village near our home. Pluckley is reputed to be the most haunted village in the Britain and have know of many folk that have seen things that are unusual!
Open Country reports:-
- Helen Mark visits Pluckley, a village with the reputation as the most haunted in Britain. While genuine ghosthunters, with an interest in all things paranormal, bring with them a welcome boost to local businesses, this reputation is not without problems. In recent years the village has seen an increased police presence due to the sheer number of visitors, particularly around the time of Halloween. There have been problems of anti-social behaviour which last year led to the parish council cancelling the Halloween festivities.
For this week's Open Country Helen meets some of the villagers, both believers and sceptics, about their experiences in Britain's most haunted village and the impact this has on village life. During the course of one evening, Helen chats with several residents and finds out about the 12 ghosts that are said to haunt Pluckley before heading back to her hotel room at the haunted Elvey Farm Hotel.
I, for one, have not seen anything strange or unusual in the seventeen years we have lived in the area. Although I did have a most peculiar experience whilst in Dering Woods, known locally as Screaming Woods, several years ago whilst searching for plants that are classified as AWI’s or Ancient Woodland Indicators, but this tale I will save for nights round the campfire!