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Haunted inn for sale near where Black-Eyed child spotted

A ghostly 17th century inn less than three miles away from Cannock Chase, where a mysterious Black-Eyed child was spotted, has gone up for sale.

The Black Eyed Child Credit: BPM Media

The derelict Four Crosses is classed as one of the spookiest pubs in Britain and is up for sale for £325,000.

Spirits are said to roam its ancient rooms, including a Roundhead soldier and a broken-hearted damsel called Emily, often spotted crying in the ladies’ toilets.

It is not known if the Black Eyed Child has visited but ghost children are said to frequent the downstairs bar.

The derelict Four Crosses is classed as one of the spookiest pubs in Britain Credit: BPM Media

Other paranormal incidents reported include glasses flying off the shelves and spooky footsteps.

A phantom-like figure of a man dressed all in black has also been spotted standing on the car park looking longingly at the pub.


Return of The Black-Eyed Child ghost in Staffordshire

A leading paranormal investigator has searched Cannock Chase in Staffordshire following reports of an apparition known locally as The Black Eyed Child.

The Black Eyed Child Credit: BPM Media

The child, who is a cult internet sensation, is described as having coal-black pits for eye sockets and is identical to the reported sightings of her in the early 1980s.

Lee Brickley began his investgation after reports that the ghost had reappeared 30 years since she was reportedly last seen. A woman heard screams and came across the wandering, sightless spectre.

We instantly started running towards the noise, we couldn’t find the child anywhere and so stopped to catch our breath. That’s when I turned round and saw a girl stood behind me, no more than 10 years old, with her hands over her eyes. It was as if she was waiting for a birthday cake. I asked if she was OK and if she had been the one screaming. She put her arms down by her side and opened her eyes. That’s when I saw they were completely black, no iris, no white, nothing. I jumped back and grabbed my daughter. When I looked again, the child was gone. It was so strange.”

– The latest sighting of the Black Eyed Girl


Memorial stone to be unveiled in memory of Gurkhas

A memorial stone will be unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire later, in memory of all Gurkhas who have lost their lives in services of the British Crown.

The Chautara will be opened by Princess Royal, Princess Anne. Credit: National Memorial Arboretum

The Chautara, a stone resting place traditionally used by Nepalese sherpas, will be opened by the Princess Royal, Princess Anne,

The opening ceremony is a precursor to a series of events scheduled next year set to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of Gurkha service to Great Britain.

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