People never get tired of the supernatural. No matter how often the story is told, there are always eager ears to hear the tale. Perhaps it has something to do with the fact that such kinds of phenomenon are unexplainable. It seems almost impossible to resist the mystery. In this edition of Froodee Travel, I’ve decided to pay tribute to some of the haunted places all over the world. This should make for a very interesting read. If you are the adventurous type, you just might find your next travel itinerary here.
In the small village of Wigglesworth (United Kingdom) lies the sweet-looking Plough Inn. At first glance, you will be charmed with its country setting. The lush greens and flowers will have you clasping your hands in delight. There are nine en-suite country-style bedrooms and a cozy bar and lounge at your disposal. The log fire and large oak beams will leave no doubt in your mind that you are staying in an English country inn.
The inn also has its own restaurants. There is the Harlequin Conservatory Bar where you can amuse yourself with the collection of clown figurines and the Oak Pannelled Dining Room where you can admire the inn’s memorabilia on the walls.
The Pickles Bar, named after the inn’s former landlord, has even more history to share. You can hang about here and have a chat with some of the locals who never get tired of interested travelers. The Settle Down room is perfect for families and large groups of friends while the Still Room is appropriate for more intimate conversations.
The Plough Inn was actually built in the 1700’s and has undergone many changes in architecture since then. Naturally, along with these changes came stories and not all of them are good memories.
In 1945. the inn suffered from a fire that killed two people– landlady Gladys Saxton and domestic servant Mary Harrison. In 1879, Pickles Wolfenden (the one whom Pickles Bar was named after) also suffered a tragedy at the inn. He was accidentally thrown off from his dog cart and then died from the injuries.
Over the years, guests have reported seeing apparitions who were said to be the ghosts of Gladys Saxton and Mary Harrison. While the identities of these spirits are not confirmed, guests have experienced having their pillows plumped up for them by invisible hands. A woman in a long, black dress has also been sighted frequenting the upstairs hallway. Orbs, of course, have been consistently captured on digital cameras and a “presence” is almost always reported by guests.
If you’re interested in a little bit of supernatural fun, then you might want to join in a little ghost hunting activity. The Plough Inn invites all interested individuals to join them and investigators of the Gateshead Paranormal Group on the 2nd and 3rd of November 2007 for a little evening fun.
For more information on one of the most haunted inns North of England, you can visit www.ploughinn.info/haunted