Old Church House Inn, Devon

Old Church House Inn, Devon
The building dates from 13th century, but the oldest part of the building is the fire place which dates back to the eighth or ninth century.

Paranormal activity:

Numerous paranormal experiences have been reported including foot steps and creaking floor boards heard all over pub, lights turn on and off, strange sighs are heard, people get touched on the back of the neck and feel as though someone is blowing in their ear.
In the family bedroom in the cottage, a man was seen recently looking down into the baby’s crib. The man was over 6′ tall and was very broad. As soon as he was seen, he disappeared down the stairs. Thinking it was a burglar, the owner chased it down the stairs, but found nothing – both the doors at the bottom of the stairs were closed: One leads into the bathroom that was empty, the other opens inwards, and was closed firmly. After searching the property, nothing was found and there were no signs of a forced entry.
One night, the owner woke again to find a lady in a bonnet. She put a finger on her lips and slowly vanished.
In the main bar, candles relight themselves.
A spotlight in the bar turns itself off at 1430 each afternoon, then switches itself on by 1500.
One of the workers sat on the bench in front of the ‘Armada’ wall polishing brass, when she heard the bench creak next to her as though some one had just sat on it.The imprint of two faces has also been seen in the ‘Armada’ wall, as though pressed up against the wood. They are believed to be the captain and first officer of the ship.
In the lounge, a figure has been seen descending a set of stairs that were taken out years ago.
In Room 1, a guest wrote to the previous owner to describe what she had seen. She woke at 4am in a hot sweat to see an arm at the end of the bed pointing towards the wall behind her. Five minutes later she saw a bald headed man walk past the bed and disappear. She came up with the name Emmitt/Emitt.

First broadcast: 29th November 2005

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