‘Headless Monk’ Forces UK Theme Park To Relocate Water Slide

Storm SurgeThe 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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7 Responses to ‘Headless Monk’ Forces UK Theme Park To Relocate Water Slide

  1. mrtastycakes February 7, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Are they 100% sure it wasn’t a bottle of Frangelico?

  2. mrtastycakes February 7, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    Are they 100% sure it wasn’t a bottle of Frangelico?

  3. Anonymous February 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm #

    I am always skeptical of any story that uses culturally “symbolically meaningful” numbers for dates or what-have-you. There was a footpath that you are one hundred percent certain was built, not in the seventh century sometime but specifically in AD666? Really? Not 667? Not 665? If you’re so positive it’s that year, what month and day? Sounds like it’s a) a publicity stunt or b) made-up whole-cloth by the Daily Mail.

  4. quartz99 February 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm #

    I am always skeptical of any story that uses culturally “symbolically meaningful” numbers for dates or what-have-you. There was a footpath that you are one hundred percent certain was built, not in the seventh century sometime but specifically in AD666? Really? Not 667? Not 665? If you’re so positive it’s that year, what month and day? Sounds like it’s a) a publicity stunt or b) made-up whole-cloth by the Daily Mail.

  5. Andrew February 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

    How can they be watched by something without a head?

  6. Andrew February 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    How can they be watched by something without a head?

  7. Thorpe Park Hotel September 29, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    Even ghosts love Thorpe Park and its thrilling rides. This is one of the best Theme Parks in England. It is perfect for family holidays and for short breaks. I recommend it to everyone.

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