Skip to comments.Former shipyard has become a ghost town
Posted on 12/21/2004 6:36:48 PM PST by CurlyBill
Dec 20 2004
By Kirsti Adair, Daily Post Staff
A FEW too many things have been going bump in the night at a Merseyside shipyard.
Staff at the former Cammell Laird's site called in ghostbusters after suspicions they were not alone.
For the past six months, parascientists have been spending nights in the site buildings looking for evidence of the paranormal.
Mike Ryder, of Reddington Finance, which now owns the site, said: "I have had a number of strange experiences usually later on in the afternoon. The air in my office gets very cold and you can hear doors opening and closing. It isn't frightening but you can feel a presence.
"A number of staff have seen workers walking past their windows, they have gone outside and there has been nobody there. There have also been sightings over the years of shadowy people in boiler suits who just seem to disappear."
Mr Ryder says his daughter, Amy, 27, who runs the canteen, has also had some strange experiences.
He said: "She has come in on several occasions in the morning to find a salt cellar and a glass of water in the same place on the floor. There is no real explanation for it.
"The parascientists have been coming in to take readings and there has been evidence of activity that is out of the ordinary."
Receptionist Nicola Kenoe, 36, who has worked at the site for 10 months, spent the night with the parascientists.
She said: "It was a real experience. I have noticed all sorts of things mainly around the boardroom area in the main on-site office. I am here on my own a lot and you see doors opening and closing by themselves.
"I know that workers in the past had reported seeing things. There were definitely sightings of a little old lady. We wanted to find out if there was any real evidence of the paranormal." Parascientist
Steven Parsons, 43, has been carrying out the investigations in conjunction with parapsychologists at Liverpool Hope University. He said: "Staff had reported hearing strange bumps and sounds and feeling very cold in the building and we decided to go in and have a look.
"There were lights going on and off by themselves and some very low temperature readings.
"We haven't proved anything conclusively yet but we will carry on investigating."
The ghostly goings on at the former Cammell Laird site will feature in a BBC1 TV documentary Inside Out next year.
Whoopie Goldberg ??????
Maybe your wife has been spiking your crumpets with marijuana.
Note to CurlyBil: Please don't add me to your ghost ping list.
Lighten up man!
Dead union members who killed their jobs with their own greed.
Could be! The unions have screwed their own for generations.... yet the high paid union bosses always manage to take care of themselves.
If he doesn't like ghost stories, why is he here?
thanks for the ping
Thanks for the PING!!
I don't know.... but it does look like a good movie.
In case you were wondering....
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