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Bristol Evening Post:  Ghost hunter to investigate 'paranormal' activity at Clevedon Pier, near Bristol

AN expert ghosthunter is to visit Clevedon's historic pier to investigate paranormal activities on the seaside landmark.

Former policeman turned ghosthunter Richard Case is to visit the pier this week to carry out a number of investigations following reports that ghosts have been seen lingering in the mist.

Ghost hunter Richard Case visits Clevedon Pier, where there have been possibly spooky sightings

A number of people, including fishermen, have reported seeing ghostly figures on the landmark while piermistress Linda Strong has often noticed a strong smell of burnt toast lingering in the air.

Mr Case, who started up his company Ghost Challengers eight years ago, will be taking a range of specialist equipment to the pier, including a night vision camera and other recording equipment, to see if he can identify the ghost.

The 45-year-old father of two first got interested in the paranormal as a child and it is a fascination which has stayed with him ever since. He plans to interview fishermen and users of the pier to build up a picture of the ghostly sightings.

He said: "I plan to go to the pier initially on my own to start the investigations but I do work with a larger team and a medium who may also come down at some point. There have been a lot of sightings of ghosts on the pier from credible witnesses, including many fishermen and I am keen to see if I can get to the bottom of it. However people see and experience things and very often there is a natural explanation for it.

The ghost, which can walk through the locked pier gate without triggering the security light, has been seen by a number of fishermen.

Sometimes it is seen halfway down sitting on the side benches or standing mumbling incoherently in the corner of the pavilion.

The area of the estuary around Clevedon has been dubbed the 'ghost coast' because of the number of unexplained strange sightings.

Piermistress Linda Strong said: "There have been a few stories which have come from several people now and you start to think there must be something happening on the pier."


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