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Landlord's ghost haunts pub

Posted on Tuesday, 13 March, 2012 | Comment icon 11 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Staff at the Trocadero bar in Birmingham have been spooked by the ghost of a murdered landlord.

Henry Skinner, who was killed 116 years ago, is thought to make his presence known by knocking over glasses and throwing beer mats. There have also been reported sightings of two girls who fell to their deaths down one of the staircases and a mysterious smell of burning wood that some believe to be a reminder of the building's past as a fire station.

"Most pubs are used to seeing scuffles and disturbances on their premises, but they are usually not of the supernatural kind."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by and then on 12 March, 2012, 22:37
116 years...that is a lot of overdue rent. I'd be upset as well
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cassea on 12 March, 2012, 23:19
For some reason I like the name Mr Skinner. Not sure where I've heard it before? Skinner is the principal on the Simpsons. Also the behaviorist. B.F. Skinner For some reason I like the name Mr Skinner. Not sure where I've heard it before? Skinner is the principal on the Simpsons. Also the behaviorist. B.F. Skinner
Comment icon #4 Posted by TheSpoonyOne on 13 March, 2012, 21:52
I associated 'Skinner' with the supermarket owner in Hot Fuzz =/ "Mr....Skinnnnnner"
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hilander on 14 March, 2012, 0:26
He would be very annoying to have around. At least its not their house, would be hard to sleep with him around.
Comment icon #6 Posted by 27vet on 14 March, 2012, 5:36
Most English pubs are haunted.
Comment icon #7 Posted by mesuma on 15 March, 2012, 2:14
always a good way of getting punters through the door
Comment icon #8 Posted by schizoidwoman on 15 March, 2012, 8:24
Makes me think of our very own Sarah Snow and her haunted pub!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Freshness on 16 March, 2012, 8:52
That would be the "X-Files"
Comment icon #10 Posted by Super-Fly on 16 July, 2012, 16:46
nice, could be..
Comment icon #11 Posted by sarah snow on 3 March, 2013, 20:50
Makes me think of our very own Sarah Snow and her haunted pub! Funnily enough, I've had a strange experience in my workplace this week!! Trust me to move on to a place that's even older than the pub was


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