‘Ghost’ pulls leg of York hotel guest Marc Richards

Marc Richards

Marc Richards

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A GUEST claims a ghost may have pulled his leg while he was lying in bed at a hotel near York Minster.

Marc Richards, 44, from Manchester, said, apart from his partner, he was alone in the Room 25 at the Dean Court Hotel when, in the early hours, he felt something tugging at his leg. He has written to the hotel to say: “Something grabbed my foot quite hard and pulled, as if to pull me out of bed. I was lying awake at 2.50am when my foot was grabbed and pulled with such a force I moved down the bed several centimetres.”

He said he had spent a week trying to rationalise what happened, but could not, so he was wondering whether other guests had experienced anything similar.

He said: “I would really like to know whether I am a bit mad or that it was something else.”

A hotel spokesman said the Dean Court, built in 1850, was investigated five years ago by a paranormal group, which reported speaking to a ghost named Annie and another named Dorothy, and also spotting the spooky spirit of an ex-army officer in a bath chair.

He said: “Another paranormal group is visiting the Dean Court in a few weeks to spend an all-night vigil seeking things that go bump in the night.”

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8:25am Fri 11 Mar 11

Clive Boothroyd says...

Codswallop, what a load of tosh. A Lancastrian anyhow so there is no truth in this story.
Codswallop, what a load of tosh. A Lancastrian anyhow so there is no truth in this story. Clive Boothroyd
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8:27am Fri 11 Mar 11

smudge1 says...

How many ciders Marc ????
How many ciders Marc ???? smudge1
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8:27am Fri 11 Mar 11

voiceofnormalpeople says...

i don't know about a ghost pulling his leg, but i think someones definatley pulling our leg
i don't know about a ghost pulling his leg, but i think someones definatley pulling our leg voiceofnormalpeople
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8:45am Fri 11 Mar 11

Soothsayer17 says...

Judging by the pic, it looks like it certainly pulled something...
Judging by the pic, it looks like it certainly pulled something... Soothsayer17
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8:57am Fri 11 Mar 11

JC42 says...

this paper really has gone down the pan, they will print ny old rubbish as if we believe this !!!!!!!
this paper really has gone down the pan, they will print ny old rubbish as if we believe this !!!!!!! JC42
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8:57am Fri 11 Mar 11

Mentos says...

"Marc Richards, 44, from Manchester, said, apart from his partner, he was alone in the Room 25 at the Dean Court Hotel...."
Well he would wouldn't he.
"Marc Richards, 44, from Manchester, said, apart from his partner, he was alone in the Room 25 at the Dean Court Hotel...." Well he would wouldn't he. Mentos
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9:13am Fri 11 Mar 11

Aunt Dess says...

Could it have been a muscle spasm? No, no, no... a mischievous ghost is a much more plausible explanation.
Could it have been a muscle spasm? No, no, no... a mischievous ghost is a much more plausible explanation. Aunt Dess
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9:21am Fri 11 Mar 11

David of York says...

Very good of the ghost to show up ahead of this weekend's 'Spookfest' in York.
Very good of the ghost to show up ahead of this weekend's 'Spookfest' in York. David of York
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9:29am Fri 11 Mar 11

Jassy says...

Get a grip
Get a grip Jassy
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9:58am Fri 11 Mar 11

sheps lad says...

Pull the other one!!
Pull the other one!! sheps lad
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10:06am Fri 11 Mar 11

voiceofnormalpeople says...

sheps lad wrote:
Pull the other one!!
What!!!! and get another story!!!
[quote][p][bold]sheps lad[/bold] wrote: Pull the other one!![/p][/quote]What!!!! and get another story!!! voiceofnormalpeople
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10:08am Fri 11 Mar 11

BL2 says...

Must have been watching Paranormal Experience before bed...
Must have been watching Paranormal Experience before bed... BL2
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10:18am Fri 11 Mar 11

AdmiralNN says...

Just an advert.
Just an advert. AdmiralNN
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12:05pm Fri 11 Mar 11

dodgydavereturns says...

He said: “I would really like to know whether I am a bit mad or that it was something else.”

I know where my vote firmly sits on that one mate!
He said: “I would really like to know whether I am a bit mad or that it was something else.” I know where my vote firmly sits on that one mate! dodgydavereturns
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12:05pm Fri 11 Mar 11

dodgydavereturns says...

He said: “I would really like to know whether I am a bit mad or that it was something else.”

I know where my vote firmly sits on that one mate!
He said: “I would really like to know whether I am a bit mad or that it was something else.” I know where my vote firmly sits on that one mate! dodgydavereturns
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5:39pm Fri 11 Mar 11

certificate18 says...

I THINK IT'S MY LEG THAT IS BEEN PULLED RIGHT NOW
I THINK IT'S MY LEG THAT IS BEEN PULLED RIGHT NOW certificate18
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5:58pm Fri 11 Mar 11

BigJon says...

Though it isn't mentioned, isn't it a strange coincidence that we have a ghost story in the Press on the first day of the 'Spooksfest' ghost festival...
Though it isn't mentioned, isn't it a strange coincidence that we have a ghost story in the Press on the first day of the 'Spooksfest' ghost festival... BigJon
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6:04pm Fri 11 Mar 11

BigJon says...

just noticed, Spooksfest is the story above this one in the list.....
just noticed, Spooksfest is the story above this one in the list..... BigJon
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7:02pm Fri 11 Mar 11

GoodDoc says...

"Liar wants photo in Press: Succeeds".
"Liar wants photo in Press: Succeeds". GoodDoc
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11:45pm Fri 11 Mar 11

Maquis says...

So he is in bed in a hotel room and has a tug!!!!
He is was just trying to explain it away to his wife and she called his bluff and told the paper!
So he is in bed in a hotel room and has a tug!!!! He is was just trying to explain it away to his wife and she called his bluff and told the paper! Maquis
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10:29am Sat 12 Mar 11

Mike Hock1 says...

my light bulb in my hallway has stopped working , the logically explaination is ''the bulbs knackered'' but im thinking maybe a poltergeist?? right wheres that phone i think the press maybe interested in this one...
my light bulb in my hallway has stopped working , the logically explaination is ''the bulbs knackered'' but im thinking maybe a poltergeist?? right wheres that phone i think the press maybe interested in this one... Mike Hock1
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4:09pm Mon 14 Mar 11

G.Caprichos says...

Looks like another advert. From the paper that brought you 'women gets job in supermarket' comes 'man imagines ghost in hotel'...
Looks like another advert. From the paper that brought you 'women gets job in supermarket' comes 'man imagines ghost in hotel'... G.Caprichos
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