Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Garage 'haunted by coin-throwing ghost'

A mechanic has claimed his garage is haunted by a ghost who likes to throw stones and coins at staff. Nick White said the spectre has materialised several times in the building, which was originally a chapel and served as a makeshift mortuary during World War II.

He claimed it has moved around piles of tyres during the night while the garage, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was locked. Two pre-war coins have also mysteriously turned up on the garage floor, and Mr White believes they were left by the ghost, which has been seen wearing 1940s dress.

Mr White found the first of the old penny pieces, dated 1936 and bearing the image of George VI, when he arrived for work one day in February. The second copper coin, dated 1938, was lying in almost the same spot when Mr White, 35, and one of his mechanics turned up at the depot in Doncaster last week.

Mr White said: 'I took all the strange stories with a big pinch of salt when I bought the place. But I wouldn't like to say it's not true any more. There's no logical explanation for the two old pennies turning up like they did. I wish there was. It's a little bit scary knowing that there's something happening while the place is locked up at night.'

Previous owner Nigel Lee once called in a clergyman to perform an exorcism.

Mr White added: 'Nigel told me all about the tyres being moved around when the place was locked up at night and customers witnessing small change and stones coming out of nowhere and flying here and there. It's all right being sceptical about these things, but I'm the owner of two very old pennies now, and I'd love to know where they came from.'


arbroath said...

I lived in a house in Michigan once where nails would be thrown across the garage.  Not fun.

arbroath said...

Something for "Ghost Whisperer"...!

Anonymous said...

A coin to pay Charon for passage,was sometimes placed in or on the mouth of a dead person.Some authors say that those who could not pay the fee, or those whose bodies were left unburied, had to wander for one hundred years.... taken from wikipedia...