Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Staff at store fear ghost is haunting shop.

Frightened fashion shop staff called in a medium amid fears their store was haunted by a Victorian granny who disapproves of the skimpy outfits on sale.

Workers at the New Look branch in Sidmouth, Devon said they had heard mysterious bangs, footsteps and ghostly whisperings.

They were convinced the bizarre goings-on were linked to a former local named Gladys whose prudish taste clashes with the chain's fashionable clothes.

Staff were so scared they called in spiritual medium Linda Helliker who poured cleansing salt on the shop floor and attempted to communicate with the old-fashioned OAP.

And since the visit they claim the paranormal activity has quietened down - although they still say hello and make polite conversation with Gladys in case she gets grumpy.

The strange happenings started in April when staff entered a previously unused store room on the top floor.
They later learnt it used to be Gladys' bedroom long before the building on the site of a former hotel became a shop around three decades ago.

Manager Lisa Jordan said: "That room is normally out of bounds but we had to unlock it because a health and safety visitor came to check it out.

"Ever since then we've heard banging noises even though nobody is up there.

Read Full Story: Western Morning News UK

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