Saturday, May 30, 2020
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Museum 'haunted by ghost of Agatha Christie'


Posted on Friday, 6 March, 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)


Tags: Agatha Christie, Devon


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by jmccr8 on 6 March, 2020, 0:53
Impossible, we were having tea at the Marriott. jmccr8
Comment icon #2 Posted by XenoFish on 6 March, 2020, 1:00
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 on 6 March, 2020, 1:02
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 on 6 March, 2020, 14:16
Of course they would baselessly claim it's someone famous, gotta attract that business any way they can.
Comment icon #5 Posted by freetoroam on 6 March, 2020, 14:57
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 on 6 March, 2020, 16:04
SMH. Stuff falling =/= ghosts...Much less famous ghosts.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Seti42 on 6 March, 2020, 16:10
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 on 6 March, 2020, 22:44
Gravity tend to pull things towards grund. 
Comment icon #9 Posted by TashaMarie on 10 March, 2020, 20:36
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.  


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Proxima b is more Earth-like than we thought
5-30-2020
The closest known extrasolar planet may also be one of the most Earth-like worlds ever discovered.
Monkey steals coronavirus blood samples
5-29-2020
Blood samples from three coronavirus patients were stolen by a monkey in the city of Meerut earlier today.
Pakistani 'spy' pigeon is captured by police
5-29-2020
A pigeon carrying a 'coded message' was recently captured by authorities in India on suspicion of spying.
Stunning Roman mosaic floor unearthed in Italy
5-29-2020
Surveyors working on a vineyard in northern Italy have discovered a remarkably well-preserved Roman mosaic.
Stories & Experiences
Orb of light in room
5-9-2020 | USA/Texas/Waco
 
Not sleeping alone
5-9-2020 | Los Angeles
 
Glowing red eyes
5-9-2020 | Fields, Louisiana
 
Two creature sightings
5-1-2020 | Augusta and Louisana
 
 
My haunted home
5-1-2020 | Rainham, Essex, UK
 
In over my head
3-3-2020 | CA
 
Stranger at night
3-3-2020 | Merritt Island, FL, U.S.
 
The babysitter
2-8-2020 | ON
 
Mystery brain surgery and JFK
2-7-2020 | Toronto Ontario Canada
 

         More stories | Send us your story
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
NASA studies underwater 'white smoker' vents
Posted 4-17-2020 | 0 comments
Hydrothermal vents on the ocean floor can teach us about possible habitats on other worlds.
 
10 strange things about our solar system
Posted 3-17-2020 | 0 comments
A look at some of the most mysterious things about our solar system.
 
Lizzie - Scotland's other loch monster
Posted 3-8-2020 | 0 comments
Amelia Dimoldenberg investigates the Loch Ness Monster's neighbor.
 
 View: More videos
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2020
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ