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 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.
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.
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A leading paranormal investigator has searched Cannock Chase in Staffordshire following reports of an apparition known locally as The Black Eyed Child.
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.”
Teenage cancer campaigner Stephen Sutton is to be honoured with the first posthumous Pride of Britain award next week.
The 19 year-old, from Burntwood in Staffordshire, raised more than £5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust before he died of bowel cancer in May.
The Pride of Britain awards will be shown on ITV next Tuesday.
A new memorial to The Royal Leicestershire Regiment will be dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire later.
It is 326 years since the regiment was founded.
The event will include a service from the Dean of Leicester.
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Staffordshire firm JCB has made a six figure donation to the appeal to save the Wedgwood Museum Pottery Collection.
The campaign has already raised well over £2 million to prevent the pottery from being sold off to repay the museum's debts.
The exit slip road of the Hilton Park Services on the M6 southbound is closed due to an electrical fault.
The northbound service station is open as normal.
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, 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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