FOR SALE: Haunted Pub Near Black-Eyed Child Site Sept 30, 2014 21:49:33 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Sept 30, 2014 21:49:33 GMT -5
'Haunted' Pub Near Site of 'Black Eyed Girl Ghost' for Sale
CANNOCK, Staffordshire, U.K. – A spooky derelict pub near where a mysterious black eyed child was reportedly sighted is up for sale. Spirits said to roam the ancient rooms of the Four Crosses include a Roundhead soldier and a brokenhearted damsel called Emily – who is often spotted crying in the ladies’ toilet.
But the inn, which is classed as one of the most haunted places in Britain, has now been put on the market for £325,000 ($527,088). It dates back to 1636 and is located less than three miles away from Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
It is not known if the Black Eyed Child, who was recently said to have appeared in the area, has visited, but ghost children are said to frequent the downstairs bar. And a spirit-like young girl, dressed in tatty clothes, has been seen disappearing through a wall.
Other paranormal incidents recently reported include glasses flying off the shelves and spooky footsteps. A phantom-like figure of a man dressed all in black has also been spotted standing on the car park looking forlornly at the pub. And drunk ghost called Charlie is believed to cause mischief at the inn, which was featured on the Great British Ghosts program hosted by Michaela Strachan on the Yesterday channel in 2012.
The vacant freehold three-story brick and timber property boasts a bar and restaurant, kitchen, stores cellar and 10 bedrooms on the first and second floors, provided guests are brave enough to stay. There is a car park with space for 80 cars, as well as a beer garden.
Chris Arnold, who runs the ghost-themed events company Eerie Evenings said: "I have hosted ghost events at haunted buildings throughout the country and I have to say the Four Crosses Inn is probably the most haunted. "We have experienced so much there but a piano playing by itself on command was the most dramatic.” The building has an incredible history dating back hundreds of years and is full of tales of ghosts. "One former member of staff was left spooked after opening up the next day and seeing two neatly placed roses on a seat in the ladies’ toilets. When she turned round a large candelabra had moved and was blocking her path. There was no-one else in the building at the time. She fled. It is such a great shame that the Four Crosses closed. We are hoping someone will come in and breathe new life into it so we can go back in and seek out the dead."
Source: Ben Russell, The Mirror, September 30, 2014.