Ghosts & Hauntings
Paranormal investigators guard remains of haunted 'crooked' pub
By T.K. Randall
August 25, 2023 · 15 comments
The pub back during its heyday. Image Credit: CC-BY-SA 4.0 MIDI
The famous Crooked House pub in South Staffordshire, England was recently destroyed under mysterious circumstances.
Dating back as far as the 18th-Century, the building - which was converted into a pub in the 1830s - was famous for its rather unique structural peculiarities, most notably the fact that one side was 4ft lower down than the other due to mining subsidence, thus earning its 'Crooked House' moniker.
Unsurprisingly for such an old building, the pub was said to be haunted, with visitors reporting sightings of Polly - a ghostly barmaid who was thought to have once worked there.
Events surrounding the building ended up making headline news, however, when it went up for sale back in March, before being burgled a few months later.
The sale of the pub was completed on July 25th, but less than two weeks later the entire building was gutted in a devastating fire which destroyed much of the interior and the roof.
Two days later, while investigations were still being carried out, the building was inexplicably demolished with heavy machinery, leaving nothing but a pile of rubble.
Unsurprisingly, many have raised concerns about the who, what and why of these events.
Now a team of paranormal investigators has taken to guarding the rubble to prevent further sabotage and to ensure that nobody makes off with the debris.
"You can't blame people for being suspicious after what has happened," said Dan Parkes.
"We did some paranormal investigating, and we did capture some stuff. But my main purpose here right now is to make sure there is no further destruction because if we're trying to get this rebuilt, we don't want these bricks here being turned to dust."
Source: The Guardian
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