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Ghost tales surround historic Nigerian house


Posted on Monday, 15 February, 2016 | Comment icon 13 comments

The house remains a popular tourist destination. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 Samuel Tobbytex007
The world famous first storey house in Badagry has seen its fair share of ghost stories in recent years.
The house's construction was initiated back in 1842 by early missionaries and was completed three years later in 1845. The building would go on to serve numerous functions over the next 150 years and was a place of settlement for returnee slaves as well as being a school and a vicarage.

These days the house, which is situated a short distance from the local museum, has become a popular tourist attraction and with so many people going in and out of the building it is no surprise that it has also become something of a hotspot for tales of a rather more paranormal nature.

Among the ghost stories reported by visitors to the house are accounts of otherworldly sounds heard within its rooms, especially at night when the sounds of slaves yanking at their chains have been heard as well as the haunting tones of the missionaries singing gloriously in the darkness.
Some visitors even claim to have seen apparitions - either of Rev. Henry Townsend, who laid the building's foundations, or Samuel Ajayi Crowther, the bishop who translated the Holy Bible from English to Yoruba while staying at the house.

Sightings of ghostly missionaries wandering the building's halls have also been reported.

Whether there really is anything supernatural going on there however remains a mystery.

Source: Daily Trust | Comments (13)


Tags: Nigeria, First Storey House, Ghost, Haunting


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by YA AMAR on 15 February, 2016, 15:31
For some reason I do not believe any information coming out of Nigeria. They got me one time, I had to send them 5000 dollars to help release some funds. I never heard back from them. They were supposed to send me back millions of dollars for helping them. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice, shame on me again! Fool me again, Super Shame on Me! Fool me again, Super Duper shame on me! so on and so forth. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :su :su :su :su :su you really send them money ?
Comment icon #5 Posted by Aftermath on 15 February, 2016, 18:25
This is probably a load of poop. The article states, it "was a place of settlement for returnee slaves"; meaning slaves who were freed and repatriated So why would there be "accounts of...the sounds of slaves yanking at their chains"? Just makes no sense - just a cornucopia of ridiculousness.
Comment icon #6 Posted by paperdyer on 15 February, 2016, 20:13
For some reason I do not believe any information coming out of Nigeria. They got me one time, I had to send them 5000 dollars to help release some funds. I never heard back from them. They were supposed to send me back millions of dollars for helping them. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice, shame on me again! Fool me again, Super Shame on Me! Fool me again, Super Duper shame on me! so on and so forth. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :su :su :su :su :su The old millions for 5 grand is right up there with the new phone scam using an automated message/voice synthesizer to claim you ... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by qxcontinuum on 15 February, 2016, 21:41
SCAM
Comment icon #8 Posted by Podo on 16 February, 2016, 18:31
Was the house lived in by a bunch of Nigerian princes?
Comment icon #9 Posted by evp on 16 February, 2016, 22:44
For some reason I do not believe any information coming out of Nigeria. They got me one time, I had to send them 5000 dollars to help release some funds. I never heard back from them. They were supposed to send me back millions of dollars for helping them. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice, shame on me again! Fool me again, Super Shame on Me! Fool me again, Super Duper shame on me! so on and so forth. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :su :su :su :su :su You really didn't fall for this did you?
Comment icon #10 Posted by jamesjr191 on 17 February, 2016, 0:31
You really didn't fall for this did you?
Comment icon #11 Posted by Hudds on 17 February, 2016, 0:41
An alleged haunted property, perhaps in conjunction with their local museum for more tourism popularity.
Comment icon #12 Posted by jarjarbinks on 17 February, 2016, 12:31
For some reason I do not believe any information coming out of Nigeria. They got me one time, I had to send them 5000 dollars to help release some funds. I never heard back from them. They were supposed to send me back millions of dollars for helping them. Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice, shame on me again! Fool me again, Super Shame on Me! Fool me again, Super Duper shame on me! so on and so forth. :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :whistle: :su :su :su :su :su LOL this guy probably believe in big foot and ufo too
Comment icon #13 Posted by freetoroam on 17 February, 2016, 12:54
This is probably a load of poop. The article states, it "was a place of settlement for returnee slaves"; meaning slaves who were freed and repatriated So why would there be "accounts of...the sounds of slaves yanking at their chains"? Just makes no sense - just a cornucopia of ridiculousness. Absolutely. Just another SCAM and they could not even think this one through right......what is scary, is people believe it.


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