Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Britian's most haunted village 'cancels Halloween' - Telegraph

I wish to point out that the typo in the heading comes direct from the Daily Telegraph whose copy office is probably haunted by the ghost of Samuel Johnson, a man who was never that punctilious about what he put in his famous dictionary. When he was asked by a lady why he defined ‘pastern’ as the ‘knee’ of a horse, he replied, ‘Ignorance, madam, pure ignorance.’

“The village is said to have at least 12 spectres, including a highwayman, a phantom monk, the hanging body of a schoolmaster and a poltergeist in the local pub.”

It seems that things that go bump in the night are not the fun-packed entertainment they are popularly thought to be. If only more would grasp this truth.

Britian's most haunted village 'cancels Halloween' - Telegraph

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