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Ghost walk experience

A few years ago I was given the opportunity to go on a ghost walk in York while on a holiday. I had never really been on a ghost walk so I didn't know what to expect. I have to admit, I am a little sceptical and so I still feel unsure if I believe in ghosts or not, I have had a few ghostly encounters, but have never really been sure if they were just coincidence, so I was open to the idea.


The ghost tour I went on was one where you walk to different locations and hear the story behind the haunted buildings. I feel like the British summer, and the fact we did the tour at late afternoon so it was still light, and very warm, didn't create quite the same atmosphere as if we had gone on one in October when it would have been getting darker, feeling colder and just having the atmosphere that just naturally make it more spooky! 

I enjoyed the experience of walking from location to location, and doing it in an area I don't know very well I was less familiar with the places which meant I also learned a lot about the history and the area of York as I went along. I feel like the tour was really nice that we did move around and we got to know about the history of the previous buildings that had stood on some of the grounds and hear stories that people had shared of ghostly experiences. 

I feel like I am always intrigued by the idea of ghost walks and the other night ghost stays, however, there is honestly something that would make me so nervous and I might actually die if I encountered a ghost! So let me tell you about the scariest wee I have ever had. (Not a phrase I expected to grace this little blog!!)

So lets set the scene, a late summer afternoon, about 27 degrees, stood outside a hotel style building in York. We were being told about the ghost that haunts the halls and spooks you in your sleep, and all I could think about was how full my bladder was and how much I desperately needed to wee, immediately. IMMEDIATELY. I knew I would never make it through the rest of the tour, and a hotel is sure to have a toilet. I mean, I can't knock on a strangers door, just because they have a haunted house I am being told about, and ask to use their toilet, can I? So I popped inside and asked the reception if I could use the toilet, telling the rest of the group I would catch up as soon as I had used the toilet. Now I had to go up a huge staircase, to the right and find the doors on the left. Great, I could finally have a wee. I sat down, and then imagine the fear that dawned on me. THIS PLACE IS HAUNTED, I think? All I could envision was a spooky ghost bursting through the wall and giving me the fright of my life. And that my friends and readers is the story of my quickest and scariest wee I have ever had, waiting to be scared out of my skin by a ghost I'm not even sure was interested in seeing me wee. 

Well, lets forget my wee, its more than you ever wished to know about me, however I thought it was funny. I did really enjoy the ghost walk, and even if your a bit sceptical like I am, they are quite fun if you get the opportunity.  I can't say I had any ghostly encounters, but I would love to know if you have had any ghostly encounters of any kind. 

One thing I would love to do and have never got round to it, mainly because I always feel like London isn't even in the same country as me for the amount I get to go, is a Jack the Ripper tour. In London you can go on a tour of the areas where Jack The Ripper committed his crimes, and I have heard that is haunted too, however I am simply just fascinated by all things serial killer.... I guess that's a story for another blog post, we have heard enough about me in this one! 


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