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England's Most Haunted Village

Listed under Paranormal in Ashford, United Kingdom.

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England is positively rife with hauntings - more so than any other country, in fact - and nowhere more so than Pluckley, a small, idyllic Kentish village surrounded by rolling fields and shady, mature woodland. In common with many an English village, Pluckley has a rich history with records dating back to Saxon times, a number of evocative old buildings and its fair share of dreary, foggy autumnal weather and by Hallowe'en, a police presence is required to organise those who come to appreciate it. There are twelve 'official' ghosts, including a coach and horses, a screaming man and a spectral monk, and an ever-expanding collection of others, but any residents of the village who are said to have seen them are very reluctant to be interviewed on the subject. There is an official walk and accompanying publication, and a haunted overnight stay is even possible at the Dering Arms, an old hunting lodge, said to be home to the ghost of a polite, quiet old lady. Bear in mind, though, that Pluckley's 'most haunted' epithet, though listed in the Guinness Book of Records, is rumoured to have been applied by accident in the 1950s by a TV Times journalist, who wrote about the village based on exaggerated accounts given by a celebrity resident...

Written by  larapiegeler.

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