Friday, 28 January 2011
The Annoying Ghost of the Lion Hotel, Worksop
The phantom girl is encountered in the older part of the hotel, most often in the corridor over the archway that connects the yard to the street, or on the staircase leading down from the corridor to the bar. She also frequents the kitchen, though there she is not seen so often. When she does put in an appearance, she can be a real nuisance. She bangs doors, throws open the fridge door and moves utensils around when nobody is looking.
More sinister is her behaviour upstairs in Room 201, a room not often rented out to the public and usually used by off-duty staff. One lady staff worker was resting in the room in the summer of 2002 when she woke up with a start. The atmosphere in the room was hot and oppressive, and she could not breathe. The sense of suffocation was as if a pair of hands were pushing down hard on the chest, stopping any breath being taken. After a few seconds, the feeling passed and the temperature of the room returned to normal. A most disturbing experience.