Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Oo-Er How Brave Are You?

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Oo-Er How Brave Are You?

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Byline: Alan Plews

Ghostbusters now have a chance to prove, or disprove, a theory - and then scoot quickly away!

Bruce Wallace believes his paintball site at Scotch Corner has a ghost, and until now nobody has dared to attempt the night ghost course.

But now that his company, Paintball Games, has bought five quad bikes he is hoping someone will pluck up the courage.

"In addition to our paintball area we now have a cross-country track, a safari course and a trials course for the quad bikes," he said.

"But the night ghost run goes through a lot of trees, and we believe there might just be something there we don't want to know about - there are some strange noises."

The paintball site covers 48 acres behind Scotch Corner Hotel and is close to a tumulus - or burial mound.

"In AD 71 the Romans took control of the North when they beat the Brigantes, a great Northern Celtic tribe at the Battle of Scotch Corner," said Mr Wallace. …

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