The Daily Mail reports:
A headless monk, a sudden chill, objects moving of own accord.
A new ride at an amusement park? No, the strange, seemingly paranormal, behaviour was experienced by workmen building a water ride at Thorpe Park, one of the country’s biggest theme parks.
There were reports of workers feeling like someone was watching over their shoulder and sudden cold feelings being experienced.
As a result of the ghostly sightings, and fears that an ancient burial ground has been disturbed, the project was moved to another site.
A paranormal detection agency was then called in to the park in Chertsey, Surrey, to carry out tests and found that a burial ground or settlement could have been disturbed.
Managers at the park decided to relocate the ride to another area of the park and also called in a forensic team to carry out further investigations.
The 64ft-tall water ride, Storm Surge, was originally planned for an area known as Monk’s Walk, an old footpath that has linked the ruins of nearby Chertsey Abbey to Thorpe Church since AD666.
The ride’s foundations would have been over an area of the park where stone coffins have previously been excavated.
Mike Vallis, divisional director of Thorpe Park, said: ‘It became apparent that something strange was going on when teams started clearing Storm Surge’s initial site…
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