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    Default U.F.O. (not) spotted in Edge Hill

    I was just wondering Cadfael if that silly rib tickler of a spooky story had something to do with the connection I told about ufos and mass hysteria in our school and all schools judging by the turn out one night after school in the Wavertree area. At the time I didn,t know Liverpool that well so I could have been anywhere, but I fancied we, and hundreds of other kids were around the Edge Hill Station area. The story was widespread in schools looking at the kids who turned up, and from what I recollect, there must have been police around as we were a fair distance from the bombed out building that the Martians had supposed to have landed in. I would have thought that there must have been a piece in the Echo at the time, or we were just silly schoolkids having a laugh!!!?


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    I have a vague memory of some school kids' hysteria about a UFO - it must have been roughly about mid 1960s ?? I can't recall what happened over that - but news must have reached our school and we were all talking about it and looking up into the sky !! Ha! I can't remember anything about the Edge Hill district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    I have a vague memory of some school kids' hysteria about a UFO - it must have been roughly about mid 1960s ?? I can't recall what happened over that - but news must have reached our school and we were all talking about it and looking up into the sky !! Ha! I can't remember anything about the Edge Hill district.

    It swept you up on board Lindy and erased your memory.

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    was it the leprechauns in botanic park that you where all chasing

    Slemen is a lemon

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    Brother Cad and all.....

    Now this may sound far fetched but........

    As I was stepping out of the bath last night, there on the floor, open at the very precise page was a photo in my album that i'd not previously noticed, I mean, why would it be there, on the floor in the bathroom.

    More weirdly (is that a word?) why would it be on the floor in the bathroom of my uncles sister-in-laws, whose bathroom it was???

    It sent my mind racing and then it all came together...

    A woman whose first name was Mary later gave birth to a being that was neither a boy or a girl - known as a goy or was it a birl? Mill Road never had the records according to her partner MrX but I believe that Rushworth and Draper had records during the same period.

    I'm sorry not to have ever mentioned this previously but you may have thought I was MAD!
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    your picture is proof for sure Ged

    See Lemon was roght all along

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    My dad lived In the bullring when he was a kid and Is from there and would probably think that story was crap.

    He was a bouncer for the original Cavern too and told me his Devil at In Cavern story was a lie as well.
    Gididi Gididi Goo.

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    Tommy also told one about a snake type serpent that used to hang around the bin chute in Gerard Gardens, the only thing is - none of the 400 families who lived there had heard of it
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    I'm sorry not to have ever mentioned this previously but you may have thought I was MAD!


    Or on very heavy drugs Ged,

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    you weirdos are all taking the p***

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    having had the dubvious pleasure of featuring in one of his Echo stories and in this tale I actually died therein, after havng been cursed by a gang of super satanists from Kenny (Kenny Regen?) he still hasnt given me some basic information regarding this far fetched tale, and I'
    Im still alive so it must be true......some people say I'm dead from the waste down-Im sticking wiht Old Dick from Kensington who actualy made it on to KVFM for his first ever on air psychic sessionm the one about John Lennons face inan Eccles Cake

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    Hya,

    at first I want to say, that I'm a German pupil therefore my English won't be the best.

    I've got one of the "Haunted Liverpool" books from Tom Slemen and I really liked reading it, but I'm not quite sure if all the stories say the truth. So I hope that someone can respond my question whether they're true or false.

    And is it true that Tom Slemen reads out some of his stories on the radio. If so, when and on which radio station.

    Thank you.

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    Hello Littletim and welcome.

    Using the search facility on the top of the page, type Tom Slemen in and you'll find threads about him on the Myths and folklore pages as well as the well known people of Liverpool page.
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    Thank you for your quick responses and I'm sorry for not using the search facility.

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    hey, no probs. Its a busy forum

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    He's no longer on the radio as he was booted off the Pete Price show on Radio City. He's not at all happy about it either from what I understand. I believe there is a petition online to get him is own show; after a few weeks I think it was up to a mere forty-one signatures. Hardly a mandate. Hopefully, people are finally seeing through his tales and the surrounding nonsense. Many people I know are sick and tired of him - the endless promises to unveil the real Jack the Ripper in a yet-to-be-seen book don't help his credibility much either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPathos View Post
    Many people I know are sick and tired of him - the endless promises to unveil the real Jack the Ripper in a yet-to-be-seen book don't help his credibility much either.
    And his yet-to-be-seen book on John Sharpe Johnston being the real killer of Julia Wallace as well...
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    I must say he has a glowing Wikipedia entry. No mention of his controverseys at all .

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    Quote Originally Posted by fortinian View Post
    I must say he has a glowing Wikipedia entry. No mention of his controverseys at all .
    I can't possibly imagine who wrote it....

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    Yes. It can be found here:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Slemen

    I don't think he has 'proved' Wallace didn't murder Julia though...
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    he hasnt told me who murdered me yet!!!

    see "the Tom slemen challenge" psoting

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    Don't be silly Steve, you're still alive
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    I've doubted lots of stories from Tom, however he wrote more about Spring Heeled Jack in his Haunted Liverpool 12 (I think).

    While I've heard of the story already, he said that SHJ also visited Childwall too - and gave exact names of the Vicar who was there at the time, plus the organists name too - even I didn't know the Organists name back in 1880 until I did some research. Whether the story is true or not, it does show that Slemen does do a good amount of research in at least this story, something he would have had to have done to make it correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cadfael View Post
    I've doubted lots of stories from Tom, however he wrote more about Spring Heeled Jack in his Haunted Liverpool 12 (I think).

    While I've heard of the story already, he said that SHJ also visited Childwall too - and gave exact names of the Vicar who was there at the time, plus the organists name too - even I didn't know the Organists name back in 1880 until I did some research. Whether the story is true or not, it does show that Slemen does do a good amount of research in at least this story, something he would have had to have done to make it correct.
    Thanks, Cadfael. This tells me that Mr. Slemen probably checked out contemporary news stories of the event which may have mentioned the vicar and organist at Childwall Church at that time.

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    It's very clever to research names of people who are no longer around to verify the story though. Who passed this story to Tom? It couldn't have been the Vicar or organist themselves. I've noticed that for more up to date stories, it's always a woman called Mary or a fella called Frank and thus the story can't be substantiated.
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    Don't be silly Steve, you're still alive
    I have to belived wvery word and if he says Im dead then Im dead

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    Steve if your dead, give us a haunting story about Tom Slemen, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    Steve if your dead, give us a haunting story about Tom Slemen, cheers.
    Better still, haunt him out youself Steve. I heard from someone who knew him that in private he didn't actually believe in ghosts at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntiPathos View Post
    Better still, haunt him out youself Steve. I heard from someone who knew him that in private he didn't actually believe in ghosts at all.
    But saying you do keeps the ££££££ flowing in.
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