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    Default Help with a Liverpool ghosts and hauntings book

    Hi all,
    As some of you might already have read in this thread, I'm currently working on some sample chapters for a book about Liverpool's ghosts and hauntings (not in any way connected to Tom Slemen's work).


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    I'd love to hear from anyone who has any ghostly accounts of their own to share or some haunted places they'd like to recommend for inclusion.

    I'm aiming to make the book as factual as possible, including as much of the documented history of the buildings/areas/people as I can find and interviewing witnesses personally if possible.

    Obviously, I can't give too much away about what I'm working on but, if you're interested in seeing a sample of my work, you can read my article about The Childe Of Hale on the Fortean Times website HERE

    Thanks in advance for your help.

    Cheers.

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    hiya
    I am sorry to be vague, but I know one of the houses on Princes Avenue/Road were haunted.
    I am sure it's near Princes Park gates somewhere

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    I found mention of a poltergeist in Madryn Street (one of the Welsh Streets) during the 90's online but, other than that, the only haunted Toxteth stuff I've turned up thus far is some of Tom Slemen's work (which I definitely don't want to use as a source).

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    Tell tom what you want to hear and he'll make sure the story fits wahtever you want,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveFaragher View Post
    Tell tom what you want to hear and he'll make sure the story fits whatever you want.
    Yeah well, I certainly have no intention of questioning the validity of Mr. Slemen's work publically - he's written a lot of books and articles and people are obviously interested in what he has to say. However, many of the stories he writes (especially those related to hauntings and anomalies) are very difficult to find other evidence for (such as newspaper articles, etc). Also, all of his work is copywrited so, even if I did want to use him as a source, I couldn't.

    At the moment I'm specifically interested in any hauntings or ghostly encounters in north and east Liverpool. Haunted pubs anyone? Some of you must know a landlord or two surely?

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    A lot of people have a deep-seated need to believe in the fantastic (and unbelievable).
    I don't understand this need, but it prevents them from attempting to listen to any sort of logical explanation for their outrageous claims.
    I suppose it's best not to try to enter into a "discussion" with them.
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