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Museum 'haunted by ghost of Agatha Christie'

By T.K. Randall
March 6, 2020 · Comment icon 9 comments

Does Agatha Christie's ghost haunt the museum ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Paul Hutchinson
Staff members at a museum in Devon, England maintain that the building is haunted by a familiar specter.
Situated in a popular seaside town on the county's south coast, Torquay Museum is certainly no stranger to the unexplained having long held a reputation for being haunted.

Home to the UK's only collection dedicated to world-famous crime writer Agatha Christie, the museum houses a number of her books as well as unique relics from her childhood in Ashfield.

Paranormal activity in the building has often been linked to its association with her, especially given that it is not uncommon for books to fly of the shelves seemingly on their own accord.

"Every time books fly off the shelves, it's always Agatha Christie books," said Gift shop manager Francesca. "It has happened so many times. The most recent was last Tuesday."

"This poor woman was walking by and one of the Agatha Christie books came flying at her. Then she walked over to the other stand and another Agatha Christie book hit her."
Volunteer Stuart Scott also witnessed the strange event.

"We were both standing over on the opposite side of the room and saw it happen," he said. "The customer was walking by just here and the first book came flying off. Then she walked around to the other side and a different Agatha Christie book from another shelf flew off."

So is the building really haunted or could there be a more conventional explanation ?

"I've seen similar things happen twice now," said Scott.

"I believe in ghosts - there's got to be something out there."

You can check out CCTV footage of a similar incident at the museum below.

Source: Devon Live | Comments (9)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by jmccr8 4 years ago
Impossible, we were having tea at the Marriott. jmccr8
Comment icon #2 Posted by XenoFish 4 years ago
Time to hop into the mystery machine gang, looks like we have a mystery on our hands. I bet it's old man jenkins.
Comment icon #3 Posted by papageorge1 4 years ago
Haven't booted up the eponymous Papameter in a bit: Paranormal (not necessarily Agatha)  55%      All Normal 45% Factor: the people interviewed looked sincere and intelligent to judge what is normal
Comment icon #4 Posted by moonman 4 years ago
Of course they would baselessly claim it's someone famous, gotta attract that business any way they can.
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam 4 years ago
Maybe if they stood their books better, they will not fall off. Look at the ones on the right of her head, any of those books could fall any minute.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
SMH. Stuff falling =/= ghosts...Much less famous ghosts.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
That actually makes me wonder if they are setting a few books intentionally precariously to feed these stories... Say you know there's a loose floorboard under one shelf. Put a book or two up there barely balanced, and when someone walks by, there's a greater chance of it just 'falling' on it's own. Also, look at those leaflets next to her head. The simple air displacement of someone moving by or turning quickly would probably cause at least one them to fall.
Comment icon #8 Posted by 'Walt' E. Kurtz 4 years ago
Gravity tend to pull things towards grund. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by TashaMarie 4 years ago
So they are saying she is haunting the place as she is attached to the books?  Easy enough to verify if the haunting is real or fake, take the books to a controlled area  (away from the museum) ensure the room with video surveillance and see what happens.  

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