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Wednesday, March 16, 2005

'Highgate horrors' investigated

And it does not involve Lucy Westenra. Honestly. I'm not covering for her (this time). The Hampstead and Highgate Express has the story:

An amateur ghost hunter will be tracking down the haunts of ghouls in a Highgate street.Paranormal investigator Andrew Wright aims to test the truth of several spooky sightings in Swain's Lane.

In May, the 49-year-old security guard from Leicester will be accompanied by ghost experts from Greece and the USA to finally lay to rest claims of a "disturbance" at Highgate Cemetery in the 1970s.

He said: "There are three ghosts that seem to have been sighted on the road: a man on a bicycle riding up the road and another who is supposed to walk through walls. "But the most terrifying of all is one that is supposed to reach out and try to grab people."

Mr Wright, who became fascinated by ghosts after reading the novel Amityville Horror, said he wanted to hear from anyone who had experienced any strange sightings in Swain's Lane.

He believes that many of the urban myths date back more than 30 years ago.

He said: "About three decades ago, a dog walker returning, presumably from the Heath, had parked in the road.

"When he got back to his car there was a freshly dug up corpse in his car. Bizarrely, the doors were still locked.

"At the time there were all sorts of strange rituals going on around there and rumours of corpses being dug up from Highgate Cemetery.

The entire story is worth reading. If you read my manuscript the references to ghosts, mysterious figures, and investigations of the cemetery will bring back memories. It certainly did for me. "Swain's Lane, that is where Carnacki met Inspector Johnstone."


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