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Expert Neil Arnold delves into Bromley's history of ghosts and hauntings
YOU’LL find the borough of Bromley is often overlooked when it comes to books pertaining to ghosts and hauntings, writes expert Neil Arnold.
Yet the district has some remarkable ghost stories attached to it.
The most popular haunted sites within Bromley are the Biggin Hill airfield - long rumoured to have been haunted by a spectral spitfire as well as numerous ghostly airmen - and the winding tunnels of Chislehurst Caves - said to harbour at least ten ghosts (but probably doesn't!)
However, as a full-time folklorist and author, and yet a non-believer, I find it more interesting when one delves deeper into some of these spooky yarns, hence the release of my new book HAUNTED BROMLEY.
For the first time ever many of Bromley's ghostly encounters can be read in one volume.
Whilst some can be taken with a pinch of salt, one finds it hard to dismiss the tales of the Bromley poltergeist, an array of haunted pubs from Locksbottom to West Wickham, and a particularly haunted property at Chelsfield.
What makes these tales even more interesting is when sceptical witnesses actually have weird encounters.
So, over the next few weeks I'll be treating you to a series of spine-tingling stories regarding Bromley.
These will range from the creepy happenings at Downe House, a haunted pub at Bickley, a phantom highwayman or two, a set of peculiar bones, spirits at St Mary Cray, the apparition of Screaming Angie and even a few tales of ghostly animals and other paranormal activity.
It's not whether you believe such tales, after all, we all love a good mystery.
HAUNTED BROMLEY is available at all good local bookshops and online, £9.99
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