Haunted Hostelries of Shropshire offers a fascinating insight into some of Shropshire's most haunted pubs, inns, hotels and licensed establishments. It comes as no surprise that the dramas and tragedies played out over the years within the walls of these properties should result in such convincing accounts of ghostly activity.
Within these pages you will find many new stories of hauntings, together with a fresh look at some of the more traditional tales. An overriding theme throughout this book is the sheer amount of seemingly paranormal activity which is regularly being experienced by both staff and customers alike.
You will discover accounts of phantom children, poltergeists, spectral animals, a cheeky bottom pinching ghost and how a jealous highwayman from long ago still makes his presence felt. Find out which haunted rooms to stay in, or indeed avoid for an undisturbed night's sleep.
The majority of these haunting stories have been gathered at first hand from the people who have experienced the phenomena for themselves. Visit the licensed properties included here for yourself and who knows, perhaps you will have a ghostly experience to add to the rich heritage of Shropshire's haunted hostelries.
Andrew Homer is a local historian who has been researching and writing about the West Midlands for many years. He has had a lifelong fascination with anomalous phenomena and especially ghosts and hauntings. He has enjoyed a long and varied career in anomaly research including serving as National Investigations Co-ordinator for the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP). In 1998 he was awarded the Michael Bentine memorial shield for anomaly research. He has played a key role in numerous notable investigations over many years of anomaly research and has appeared on radio and television programmes. Andrew has investigated reported anomalous phenomena in every type of location including castles, stately homes, private houses and, of course, licensed properties. He has written books for Amberley on the Black Country, including brewing, and haunted hostelries in Shropshire.