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Fashion shop staff haunted by prudish ghost


Posted on Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 | Comment icon 9 comments

Does the ghost of Gladys haunt the building ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Ed Schipul
The ghost of a disapproving Victorian woman is said to haunt the New Look branch in Sidmouth, Devon.
Staff at the shop started to experience paranormal phenomena in April when a previously unused storeroom was disturbed on the upstairs floor.

It turned out that the room had once been the bedroom of a woman called Gladys who had lived there several decades before the building became a shop.

"That room is normally out of bounds but we had to unlock it because a health and safety visitor came to check it out," said manager Lisa Jordan. "Ever since then we've heard banging noises even though nobody is up there."

Other strange occurrences encountered by the staff include the sound of disembodied footsteps coming down the stairs, the sound of a woman sighing and strange whispering voices that terrified one woman so badly that she ran in to a table.

Staff members believe that the building may be haunted by the ghost of Gladys because she disapproves of the modern clothing styles that the shop sells.

"I think she disapproved that it was a shop and in particular the type of shop, the fact that there were too many inches and bare bellies on display," said Jordan. "But she was from a different time, perhaps the Queen Victoria era, so that's understandable."

Source: Western Morning News | Comments (9)

Tags: Ghost, Haunting

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Rose-Red Howler on 30 June, 2014, 16:14
I always feel someone's been watching me in a changing room The ghost dog might've been the one who smashed the cup of flowers.
Comment icon #2 Posted by bubblykiss on 1 July, 2014, 15:39
Haunted by the ghost of good taste. I am starting to like the world again.
Comment icon #3 Posted by TheHaunted on 1 July, 2014, 18:47
The fashion ghost is back
Comment icon #4 Posted by IBelieveWhatIWant on 1 July, 2014, 19:00
You would think in a retail store there would be cameras. So where is the proof
Comment icon #5 Posted by paperdyer on 2 July, 2014, 16:16
You would think in a retail store there would be cameras. So where is the proof It's more fun to discuss without proof unless the proof is totally ridiculous.
Comment icon #6 Posted by IBelieveWhatIWant on 2 July, 2014, 19:09
It's more fun to discuss without proof unless the proof is totally ridiculous. I can get on board with that but I was speaking in realistic terms.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Stubbly_Dooright on 2 July, 2014, 23:02
You would think in a retail store there would be cameras. So where is the proof Not all retail stores have them. Some sometimes just have that big old warped circular mirrors in various corners and the sales clerks would have to be diligent in their customer service. But I hear you, it would have been interesting if security cameras would catch something.
Comment icon #8 Posted by EzyEllis on 3 July, 2014, 1:15
That is certainly one way to bring the customers in.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Silent Trinity on 9 July, 2014, 6:51
Fashion Police from the afterlife! And in New Look i'm not surprised! Good on her I say lol! Clearly a publicity stunt beyond that though, or hysterical shop girls with so much make-up on that their brain cannot function properly under the strain.....(cynical old b****** right here lol)


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