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“Ghost hunting is serious business”…lucrative too

…Ghostly folklore has always played a role in British history. Buildings ranging from Hampton Court – where the ghost of Catherine Howard has allegedly been seen running from room to room, pursued by guards, as she did before her execution – to the Bank of England are believed to be haunted.

But lately, ghost tours have turned into serious enterprise, with a handful of companies charging as much as 200 pounds (US $401) for paranormal adventures. ‘The British have always loved a really good ghost story – look at Dickens and M.R. James,’ says Fright Night’s founder, Martin Jeffrey. ‘This takes it one step further. Some people have attended our events 60 or 70 times.’

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May 18, 2010 - Posted by | ghost

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