As a location steeped in the annals of time and mystery, it’s little wonder that this fascinating piece of Wiltshire called Avebury holds a serious reputation for the paranormal and unexplained phenomena; a reputation that continues to yield tales from across the centuries, as well as very recent accounts of ghostly occurrences.
The cottage felt perfect, although the figure of a witch made from corn, which was hanging in the stone fireplace, was a bit of a shock. But hey, we were two young mediums, used to researching and discussing the afterlife. We’d both grown up in haunted houses. We’d seen things. No mere corn witch was going to scare us.
Even as a child, Dickens had a fascination with ghosts. His Nanny, Miss Mercy would tell him stories which fed his interest in otherworldly matters and indeed seemed to influence his thinking later, in adult life. Dickens appears to have considered greatly the importance in taking notice of the lives of those around us
This may seem an odd title when you consider that more people than ever are becoming aware of spirit themselves, are taking more of an interest in developing and generally becoming more discerning. In fact the thirst for it can be seen in the huge success with all kinds of TV series and films and the amount of blogs, YouTube experiences people are sharing.
In recent times with ‘all things consciousness’ being on trend, might we dare to wonder if the paradox of life in fact lies within an innate ability to influence with nothing but our own psyche? I.T.C is really just a modern form of scrying and requires very little in terms of equipment or superpowers and I’m witnessing a huge surge in people videoing moving steam and water ripples to try to communicate with the dead.
1884 saw the height of witnesses reporting the sighting of a ghostly woman in black at the Cheltenham residence. Neighbours and visitors to the house added to the list of people who observed this tall, unknown lady. On most occasions each reported that the woman was solid, so therefore everything had seemed normal. When Myers asked the key question, ‘what made you think she was a ghost and not someone living?’ he received essentially the same answer, ‘when she just disappeared into thin air before my eyes’.