Deeside's Most Haunted: You wont find us at any of these places tonight (or any other night)
So, its Halloween, all Hallows’ Eve, the eve of All Saints’ Day and so on!
A day when kids dress up as ghosts and ghouls, trick or treaters bother the dog and retailers get a quick ‘kerching’ boost in the quiet bit before the Christmas mayhem kicks off.
The origins of Halloween are steeped in history and folklore its pagan roots deeply embedded into Welsh culture, where ‘household festivities included rituals and games intended to divine one’s future, especially regarding death and marriage’ according to our best friend Wikipedia [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halloween]
There are of course many interpretations of why we celebrate Halloween and since our American cousins got to grips with it we are now celebrating mythical monsters, pumpkins, pirates, blood curdling evil, chainsaws and a host of other typically over the top Americanisms that have found there way back to these shores.
Whichever way you look at it, there is no escaping the fact Halloween is associated with the supernatural and all things a little creepy, while that’s not exclusive to Halloween there are some very ‘interesting’ and ‘creepy’ places in Deeside which send a cold shiver up or down your spine.
We took this picture (above) on a cold winters night last year, overlooking Deeside looking down towards Shotton and Connah’s Quay, the object in the middle WE THINK is a steam cloud.
A walk up Shotton Lane on any given dark night can be quite challenging on ones senses and nerves!
Ok, so while the walkway under Shotton railway bridge may not be the scariest place on earth, hands up who walks just that little bit faster when they use it? Yep same here! its just got ‘bad’ written all over it (not literally, last time we looked somebody had written PIE on the wall)
Now here is one place you would perhaps not choose to wander around in the middle of the night, or maybe you would, the photo below was taken at 2:30am…
John Summers building on the river Dee, the iconic grade ll listed building next to Garden City was built in 1907 – it has subsequently been left empty and a regular target for vandals.
From the outside it looks like it could easily feature in a horror film, and while it is strictly forbidden to go inside, someone clearly has managed to sneak and and take some pictures:
Pictures are taken form 28dayslater.co.uk
The team from UK-haunted spent the night ‘ghost hunting’ at Ewloe Castle.
The castle which is a regular ‘haunt’ for ghost hunters was built around 1257 – it is a relic of a brief triumph that the Welsh prince Llywelyn ap Gruffudd had over the English Crown and the Anglo-Norman Marcher Lordsin the mid 13th century.
So, did the boys from UK haunted did find a ghost? did a ghost find them? take a look here: