The bosses of Thorpe Park have suspended six members of staff and called in an exorcist. They believe that an Ouija board session the six members of staff conducted in the ride may have left the rollercoaster haunted.
The SAW ride at the amusement park is based on the horror movie franchise. It can be pretty scary. Allegedly, the staff at the centre decided to use the Ouija board after the opening night of a Halloween themed “Fright Nights”.
Shortly afterwards guests are believed to have started to report paranormal happenings on the ride. Bosses believe the two events are related… but it can’t be ignored that this would also be a wonderful PR story for the park. If it is a PR stunt then suspending the six members of staff is, perhaps, extreme.
It is said that guests have reported sudden drops in temperature, lights that flick on and off as well as banging doors.
The park’s bosses have asked Rev Lionel Fanthrope to investigate the ride and determine whether it is haunted. Fanthrope told the press that if would carry out an exorcism if he discovers entities had crossed from the other die.
He added, “Many people believe that the Ouija board is just a game but its power should never be underestimated as it may be a very dangerous tool if not used properly.
“It opens a gateway to another dimension and when people who are not experienced spiritualists play with Ouija boards, mischievous entities can get through as may have happened here.
“If there is something causing fear and bewilderment at Thorpe Park then I will take care of it and if deemed necessary I will carry out an exorcism to remove any mischievous spirits”.
The SAW ride cost Thorpe Park a large fortune – nearly £14 million. It opened in March, can reach speeds of nearly 55mph and produce up to 5g of force.
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What do you think? Is this a stunt that’s resulted in staff being expelled? Are the staff in on it? Or could the ride actually now be haunted after the Ouija session?
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