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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

www.dailymail.co.uk said:

A couple are hoping to sell the house where the Titanicís captain was born - despite it being haunted by the doomed vesselís skipper.

Former residents of the 19th century Victorian property - the birthplace of Captain Edward John Smith - are convinced theyíve seen the ghost of the shipís master in the bedroom.

The previous owners of the house even reported a mysterious flood in the kitchen and an ICY chill in the dining room.

Captain Smith, who was among 1,500 people who died when the Titanic struck an iceberg a century ago, lived at the house until he began his naval career as a teenager.

Married couple Neil and Louise Bonner paid £35,000 for the two-bedroom property in the Hanley area of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, in 2002.

But after renting it out for the last decade, the couple say there have been a number of ghostly sightings and 'spooky goings-on'.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

Owwww ! I'd buy it !

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

He's returned for the centenary, which is nice. And to help them sell their home.  :ph34r:


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:53 PM

How convenient that this story pops up as we are approaching the 100th anniversary.

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 07:11 PM

View PostDrapier, on 05 April 2012 - 10:00 PM, said:

He's returned for the centenary, which is nice. And to help them sell their home.  :ph34r:

I agree. A pokey little semi in Stoke on Trent won't have much else going for it!

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:25 PM

Let me guess, they know it's him because he keeps running into stuff.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:47 PM

View PostRafterman, on 07 April 2012 - 01:25 PM, said:

Let me guess, they know it's him because he keeps running into stuff.
Lol who knows. But this is interesting.


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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

View PostRafterman, on 07 April 2012 - 01:25 PM, said:

Let me guess, they know it's him because he keeps running into stuff.



That was awesome :)


I am sure some gullible moron will purchase it at a raised price......If I ever own a home again, and go to sell it, " haunted " is going on the advertisement.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:48 AM

Wow fancy that !!!!!
Who would be gullible enough to buy  this house on the centenery of titanics sinking ????

Guess the good captain came home cos he cant risk hitting  anything

Edited by nyuk, 09 April 2012 - 03:54 AM.


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Posted 09 April 2012 - 03:48 AM

Redefining Success said:

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How convenient that this story pops up as we are approaching the 100th anniversary.

Very convenient!

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:51 PM

LOL, this is a little ridiculous, the timing is perfect with the anniversary and the movie being re-released. I say James Cameron has his greedy paws on this too. LOL


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Posted 11 April 2012 - 04:28 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 05 April 2012 - 09:40 PM, said:

Owwww ! I'd buy it !

All those people on that ghoulish Titanic memorial cruise on the MS Balmoral would snap the house up like a shot.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:57 AM

Hmmm wonder if the ship is aiming to hit an iceberg??
After all, it would be much more accurate for the ghouls who want to relive the whole titanic experience.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:28 PM

View PostRafterman, on 07 April 2012 - 01:25 PM, said:

Let me guess, they know it's him because he keeps running into stuff.

lol That's funny right there! As for the OP, I'm always curious as to how people jump to these conclusions of whose "haunting" their properties... There's a few parts here that confuse me. The article says:

"Freelance writer Mr Bonner, 64, said:  'Some years ago we had a single chap living in there and he rang up one  day convinced he had seen the ghost of the captain. 'He had been at sea himself and said he was in bed when he saw him drift across the room. 'The ghost wasnít in a naval uniform or anything but he was certain he had seen him."

So the "Chap" who was living in the home was at SEA and saw the Ghost? This apparition wasn't even seen in the house then? How would you correlate that then to the house? As it's been said here already, just another publicity stunt to try and conjure more money for their house. Simple fact.



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Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:01 AM

Great way to sell your house tho in the bad economy.  Props for that.





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