Chris Date, who charges £12 a head to take guests on a ghost tour around the supposedly haunted Halfway Hotel in Llanelli, Wales, fled the scene when a man was seen climbing down from an attic, where ‘ghostly knockings’ had been heard during the tour, according to The Telegraph.
During said tour, the 14 ghost hunters were led to the hotel’s stables by the 38-year-old, who calls himself Knight Guider, where he asked a spirit to knock twice in answer to a question. Sure enough, there were two knocks.
A suspicious member of staff and tour guest wanted to see where the knocks had come from, and so they hung around.
“Twenty minutes went by and then this guy jumped down,” tells the hotel’s owner, Paul Francis. “Our staff grabbed the guy and threw him out.”
It was said the man claimed to be homeless and had nothing to do with the sounds – but guest, Mike Grimble, said the man was wearing designer jeans.
Date has denied having anything to do with the mystery man, and claims he left pronto because “He was disgusted by it”.
He added, “The knocking did not sound like what I am used to. I said on several occasions that it was odd, the noise was too extreme.
“I have got a very good track record. It’s disgusting, I would never do that.
“I take what I am doing very seriously. It was a ghost hunt. No mediumship was promised – it’s a fun ghost tour around the hotel.”
Grimble remained sceptical, saying, “Billions of people have a religion and they are all looking for the same thing – that there’s something else after death. People who are looking for answers could be vulnerable.”
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