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Landlord's ghost haunts pub

By T.K. Randall
March 13, 2012 · Comment icon 11 comments

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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. However, at the Trocadero in Birmingham, West Midlands, Henry Skinner, a former landlord of the well-known city-centre bar, is making his presence felt 116 years after he was murdered there.


Source: Daily Mail | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by and then 12 years ago
116 years...that is a lot of overdue rent. I'd be upset as well
Comment icon #3 Posted by Cassea 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
I associated 'Skinner' with the supermarket owner in Hot Fuzz =/ "Mr....Skinnnnnner"
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hilander 12 years ago
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 12 years ago
Most English pubs are haunted.
Comment icon #7 Posted by mesuma 12 years ago
always a good way of getting punters through the door
Comment icon #8 Posted by schizoidwoman 12 years ago
Makes me think of our very own Sarah Snow and her haunted pub!
Comment icon #9 Posted by Freshness 12 years ago
That would be the "X-Files"
Comment icon #10 Posted by Super-Fly 12 years ago
nice, could be..
Comment icon #11 Posted by sarah snow 11 years ago
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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