Friday, 22 October 2010

Ghosts come to Greatham in time for Halloween

The spooky world of the supernatural came to Greatham in time for Halloween in the form of author Rupert Matthews who gave a talk about ghosts in Hampshire to a packed meeting of the Greatham WI.

The limping monk of Winchester Cathedral took centre stage, but the beautiful young lady who haunts the White Hart in Andover also featured, along with the  odd phantom of Ebenezer Lane in Ringwood, the spectral monk of Netley Abbey, the poltergeist of the Cricketers at Yately, and the royal apparition of King William Rufus in the New Forest.

The talk was part of an ongoing launch programme for Rupert’s book “Haunted Hampshire”.

After the talk, author Rupert Matthews said “I was delighted to come to Greatham and talk to the WI. The county of Hampshire may wear a face of normality by day, but lurking not far below the surface is an unequalled amount of paranormal activity and strangeness. In my book, I draw together a terrifying and intriguing collection of first-hand accounts and long-forgotten archive reports from the county's history. Finally revealing the story behind many of Hampshire’s most famous myths and legends, whilst also shedding light on some lesser known paranormal phenomena, this book will fascinate those who are unaware of this side of the county's character.”

To book Rupert to speak at your function, contact him via his website on

 You can watch a video about the book  HERE

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