Spooky Shiverpool tours
Dec 30 2005
SPOOKY tours of the city's frightspots are being offered to thrill-seekers.
Focusing on the "spiritual, historical and haunted" aspects of the city, Shiverpool explores some of the city's famous landmarks.
Alexandra Stone from Waterloo founded the tours with her brother John.
She said: "I was born in Liverpool and I love the city. "Since it got Capital of Culture status, we've travelled to Edinburgh and seen what they do with their ghost tour. We knew that we could do that here too."
Shiverpool takes participants round the spookiest sites in the city to tell tales of ghosts and spirits.
In full gothic dress, Alexandra, John and drama student Alison Crawford tell the tales of souls that haunt the grounds they are standing on.
John said: "Some people do get scared. One guy was so petrified that he ran off and left his girlfriend behind."
Alexandra said: "Everyone has been to the cinema and the theatre and want to experience something new.
"It's a return to the oral tradition of story-telling."
Tours cost £7 per head or £5 per person for groups of over five. Contact 0151 726 8454.
Spots on the tour include:
Philharmonic Pub: Many spirits are thought to hang around one of Liverpool's most famous pubs, including a banshee said to have appeared in an alley behind the Hope Street watering hole.
Metropolitan Cathedral: This cathedral stands on the site that used to be the Liverpool workhouse, and is said to be haunted by former inmate Bernie Brown who threw himself to his death from the walls.
St Andrew's church: Scotsman Will MacKenzie was buried at the Scottish Presbyterian church in Rodney Street.
But he is said to haunt the 19th century place of worship after earlier gambling his soul in a game of poker.