A Westcountry beauty spot is being haunted by a ghost that tells visitors to F*** off. Visitors to Dead Woman’s Ditch in Somerset’s Quantock Hills have reported being sworn out by the spirit, reports SomersetLive.
Ghost hunters have been to the location where a ‘woman in white’ is reported to abuse guests, near Over Stowey. The site was named after the murder of Jane Walford by her husband John in 1789.
Christine and Dave Thomas launched an investigation at the site 2020, and Christine claims she was shouted at and told to ‘f*** off’ by ”nasty, evil spirits”. She says she and her husband Dave picked up on a voice before being rudely told to leave.
The pair claim to have encountered the the ghost of the murderer from 1798. Dave said at the time: “There is definitely something there. My wife has experienced it for a long time. There are two types of voices.
“There’s the residual memories being replayed which people pick up on without being able to communicate with. Then there are voices you can interact with, which you can have an exchange with, which can answer questions.
“Not all, but some can be quite nasty, evil spirits. Not everybody is aware of ghosts. ‘That’s because some people have weaker barriers than others and are more likely to come across one.”
Locals have reported seeing a ghost there. One said: “When I was about 17 on my way home from work, driving along a cold road, I saw a bright white figure on the side of the road so I slowed down.
”It appeared to be a woman completely dressed in white, old-fashioned clothing. ‘I couldn’t take my eyes off as I drove past. I couldn’t bring myself to turn around to have another look. I just drove home in complete shock.”
Another said: “I’ve seen what looks like a tall figure with a long dark coat on outside the pub, on the edge of the road. Checked back and no-one there.”
Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Nick Ferrari discussed the ghost on an episode of This Morning in 2020. Phillip said: “It’s someone hiding in the ditch, surely?”
Nick Ferrari said it could be a woman who’s been struggling with their hair during lockdown. Nick said: “This particular woman is furious with her roots, that’s what I reckon.”