The Lower Buck Inn is a very old English inn. It’s been the village of Waddington, right at its heart, since 1760. Nearby is the church of St Helen which was has parts – still in use – that date back to 1501.
Local legend has it that inn was haunted and so a group of staff decided to raise money for the charity North West Ambulance Service by staging a sleep over.
Jenny Barnsley, who works behind the bar, explains what happened;
“We decided to have a sleepover and seance to find out for ourselves if the pub really is haunted as everyone says. First, we lit candles and asked if anyone was present and we immediately heard scratching and banging noises coming from upstairs.”
Barnsley goes on to explain the first sighting of a ghost;
“Chloé then saw a man in the doorway of the front bar and shortly afterwards, we took a picture as the room had gone cold. We were amazed to see what looked like separate images of a man and a girl in two different pictures.”
The photograph taken by the group has been released to press. Here it is.
If you’re curious about the inn itself, here’s a creative commons picture of the outside. You can also check out the Inn’s website.
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Do you think the charity sleep over actually encountered a ghost? Did they get spooked, encounter a common camera defect and now think it was a ghost? Or is this all part of a PR stunt?