England’s ‘haunted village’ gears up for Halloween

AFP October 26,2016 - 12:53 PM
The graveyard at the Church of St. Nicholas in the English village of Pluckley, where the ghosts of the “White Lady” and “Red Lady” are thought to reside (AFP).

The graveyard at the Church of St. Nicholas in the English village of Pluckley, where the ghosts of the “White Lady” and “Red Lady” are thought to reside (AFP).

PLUCKLEY, United Kingdom — With Halloween in the air, ghouls are set to emerge from the shadows in the quiet streets of Pluckley, reputedly the most haunted village in England.

But it is not so much the ghosts that are spooking the inhabitants but the hordes of booze-fuelled thrill-seekers prowling around the settlement.

“There’s always some people who mess around. The village generally would rather Halloween did not happen,” Chris Housman, chairman of Pluckley Parish Council, told AFP.

Nestled by the chalk hills of Kent in southeast England, Pluckley is a tranquil village of some 800 souls that was recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, Britain’s earliest public record.

It has an old church, a graveyard, the Black Horse pub and a butcher’s, and ivy creeps up the walls of its red-brick buildings.

On the face of it, Pluckley is an idyllic, quaint village in the English countryside.

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