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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Things That Go Bump In The Night - Episode Four


Returning home, I couldn't wait to get on the Net and find out all I could about Clifton Hall. Typing the name into Google, bought up all sorts of interesting stories.
It starts in the 1600's when the hall was built for the lord of the manor. It stayed in the Clifton family until the 1950's when it was sold and turned into a school for girls. Some stories say that it was very much like the one in the St Trinian's films. It remained as a school until 1976 when it was sold to Trent University as an office. They remained there until 1996 when it was sold to a developer who turned it into two apartments.

Now comes the interesting part. At long last I hear you cry! A man by the name of Rashid purchased the hall in early 2007 for £3.6m. Almost as soon as he and his family moved in they reported strange voices, noises and even drops of blood on their baby's blanket. They invited a local ghostbusting society in, but they couldn't get rid of the alleged ghostly activity. So after eight months, the Rashids left their stately home. They then stopped paying the mortgage & the house was repossessed (apt word) by the bank.
Some people have suggested that the ghosts was a ruse to get out of paying for the house, due to their financial difficulties. It is now on the market for £2.75m. If anyone has some spare change down the back of their sofa and fancies buying it, then you can view the estate agents' brochure here.