(PRWEB) April 26, 2005
The seemingly peaceful hamlet of Rookingham has a dark secret lurking behind the respectable net curtains. Residents of the village, which has a population of just two hundred, have come to the end of their tether with what can only be described as intense paranormal activity.
Over the last few years local inhabitants have been frequently disturbed by ghostly happenings which seem to be on the increase. Unexplainable noises, shadowy figures and objects as large as cars that apparently disappear and reappear at will are just some of the strange phenomena that are haunting the frightened villagers.
One resident who wishes to remain anonymous told of an incident that happened last month: ÂI came home on a Friday and parked my car in the garage like I always do. In the morning my wife and I went to get the car but it was gone. We were just about to call the police when the phone rang and it was the local vicar saying that our car was in his garage. We thought it might be a prank but there are only one set of keys and they were in my pocketÂ.
Other villagers tell further tales of spooky happenings. Local midwife, Pamela Janson, recalls the night she was waiting for her son in the youth centre car park: Âit was just getting dark and I was listening to the radio. All of a sudden I sensed something behind me and looked in the rear-view mirror. There was this small child kneeling up on the back seat, she was talking to me Â I could see her lips moving but couldnÂt hear any sound. Just then the kids came piling out of the youth club and the next moment I looked she was goneÂ.
Speaking with other inhabitants of the village unearths a wealth of sinister stories including a phantom dog that jauntily appears at family mealtimes before seemingly ÂmeltingÂ into the floor, an old lady who wafts into bedrooms and recites the poetry of Keats as well as a WW1 soldier who regularly paces the platform of the small local train station.
Bob Trotta seems unfazed by this unprecedented wealth of supernatural activity and had this to say from his organisationÂs headquarters in Swindon: Âwe are very keen to start investigations but are not yet convinced that we are on the cusp of a major paranormal discovery. Although this kind of group experience is rare there is often a rational explanation for it especially in tight knot communities where people tend to think along the same lines and are open to suggestion. However, my team is very excited about the prospect of engaging with what might possibly be one of the major hauntings of our generation."