On a hot July evening members of the Dinedor / Holme Lacy WI shivered when they heard tales of ghosts, spooks and poltergeists in the Forest of Dean. Things that go bump in the night is one of the most popular talks delivered by Forest of Dean & Wye Valley Tour Guides. The talk is often requested for the autumn, to mark Halloween. However, it works well any time of year.
There are so many spooky tales that the guide could pick and choose the most haunted pubs, the most haunted streets, the most romantic ghosts, the most helpful ghosts, the funniest ghosts, the goriest tales, etc. This was not difficult, given the wide choice. For example, Dean Hall in Littledean is known as one of the most haunted houses in the entire country. St. Briavel’s Castle is regularly visited by organisations who monitor the para-normal. Pubs like the Fountain Inn in Parkend and the Angel in Coleford vie for the title of the most haunted pub.
The participants were so enthralled by the talk that they did not even check their smartphones to find out whether France or Belgium won the World Cup semi-final football game!