Ghosts stories and scares from North Somerset
PUBLISHED: 12:30 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 13:44 31 October 2017
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If you're looking for some extra thrills this Halloween, then you're in a treat - and hopefully not a trick.
Weston-super-Mare’s buildings and streets are rumoured to be home to many a ghost and ghoul and as the town prepares to for some fiendish fun, we have compiled a list of some of the best haunts for ghost-hunters.
The ghost of a policeman is said to haunt the footbridge in Shrubbery Road. The gruesome tale dates back to 1861 when PC Alfred Pavey was killed while arresting two burglars at the Villa Rosa.
The burglars put up a fight and PC Pavey was badly injured. He died on October 7, 1861, but he is still said to wander the Shrubbery keeping an eye on his beat.
A cat is believed to haunt King John’s Hunting Lodge in Axbridge. The ghostly tabby was first seen roaming around the museum in the 1970s and has been spotted by numerous people in different rooms of the building.
Wedmore is reported to be home to the ghost of a village doctor. Dr John Westover died in 1706 and is said to have pioneered humane treatments in mental healthcare during his life. He is said to appear in the doorway of his home in West End, even though he has been dead for more than 300 years.
A team of ghost hunters also believed they found a ghost haunting the Weston Mercury building. The paranormal investigators claim they made contact with a former clergyman who killed himself after he was caught in an illicit relationship. The priest is now said to haunt the Mercury Towers.