Friday, October 26, 2007

The haunted lavatory at Gravesend Library

The Bexley Times reports:
Gravesend library is home to an unsociable ghoul who flushes the toilet when he thinks everyone's gone home. Gordon Jenns, 61, who has worked at the library for 14 years, has experienced the phantom flusher several times.
Not only that:

Dartford library's spectral resident, Kathleen, is less shy and frequently makes herself known to staff. She was a spinster and the daughter of the first librarian, though why she insists on pestering the staff remains a mystery.
Whoo! Whoo!

Sshhhssh!! If you want to spook, please go outside.

1 comment:

HE Elsom said...

There is a similar story about the ghost of Duncan McKenzie, the brilliant but alcoholic architect of Arthur Evans' excavations at Knossos. In the late 1980s, the toilet at Villa Ariadne, Evans' home at Knossos and now owned by the Greek Archaeological Service, was often heard to flush when nobody was about.

One day, someone was right outside the door when the toilet flushed, and she opened the door to see a rat scamper across the floor. The rat had presumably run along the lever and down the chain, when its weight caused the flush, and then fell to the floor.

The spinster doesn't sound like a rat though.