Still Worried about Her House -a Century on; despite His Dislike of Ghost Stories Holy Ghost Buster Rev Aelwyn Roberts Highlights an Interesting Tale of Haunting in This Week's Paranormal Problem Page

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Still Worried about Her House -a Century on; despite His Dislike of Ghost Stories Holy Ghost Buster Rev Aelwyn Roberts Highlights an Interesting Tale of Haunting in This Week's Paranormal Problem Page


Byline: Rev Aelwyn Roberts

THANK you for all your letters. I do hope I will eventually be able to get round to them all. Of the pack I got this week there's one I thought particularly interesting.

GR of Holyhead writes with a ghost story.

Now then, as you were! Let me say at once, and before you all rush to pen your favourite ghost story, that I hate all ghost stories. I have never read one, nor will I. The only ghost stories I like are the ones I have personally experienced and been able to check their veracity afterwards. Believe it or not ghost stories are my pet aversion. My interest is not in ghosts and what they do but in the reasons they have for doing what they do. I just couldn't care less that a headless horseman is known to ride down Newborough's High Street every New Year's Eve. My interest would be where he came from, where he is going to, and what happened to his head.

But the story of ghost Jane Pritchard is most interesting. It was GR's mother who saw the ghost, although it was his father who was able to offer the interpretation. Here is his story: ``My mother and my father were both brought up in Holyhead. My mother would tell us stories about the war years and how she and a friend would go late at night to meet my mother's youngest sister who was doing late shift work at the port and the railway station. ``One night when the three were returning home they all saw a ghost. They had just emerged from a long narrow lane which climbs steeply up a hill. It is called Gwynfa Hill today, but at that time was known as Lon Grigia leading into a T-junction between Mill Bank and Pump Street.

``It was at this road junction the three of them saw this spirit thing floating across the road in front of them from Mill Bank down the hill to the other end of Pump Street. My mother said the spirit was that of a woman who seemed to be carrying or dragging chains that were wrapped round her shoulder. The ghost didn't say anything, nor according to my mother did they -they just streaked away in terror.

``My parents were not married at this time. My father was living with his parents at a farm called Cae Alltwen and he had been told the ghost was the spirit of Jane Pritchard. …

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