GHOSTBUSTERS Sunday Mercury Oct 5 2009
14 October 2009
Sunday Mercury Oct 5 2009 by Adam Aspinall.
GHOSTBUSTERS were hired to clear a violent poltergeist-style spirit from a school uniform shop in the Midlands, the Sunday Mercury can reveal.
Psychic detective Angela McGhee teamed up with a Catholic priest to rid the demon force from Clive Mark Schoolwear in Walsall.
Shop bosses called in the pair after spooked staff complained of ghostly goings-on at the Park Street shop.
At first staff noticed some stock had been mysteriously placed in the middle of the sales floor. Then, they said, the clothes would move overnight from one side of the shop to the other.
Some staff complained they were being pinched by an unknown force.
And they complained items were regularly being thrown around the store with no explanation.
Eventually, after the happenings in early 2008, management called in psychic detective Angela McGhee and Father Hugh Sinclair, spiritual director at the priest training centre, St. Mary’ College, in Oscott.
Known as the Miss Marple of the spirit world, Angela said she has been communicating with the ‘other side’ since childhood.
As well as clearing spirits from Clive Mark Schoolwear, her duties have since included helping police solve crimes – including murders.
Angela said: “There was definitely a restless spirit haunting that shop at that time. It is unclear why the spirit, or spirits, were plaguing the shop, but I felt it may have had something to do with somebody who had worked there many years before when there used to a butchers shop.”
Father Sinclair said: “I don’t know if we could go as far as to say it was an exorcism. But there was definitely some kind of upset spirit present, more like a poltergeist, so we said some prayers and blessed the shop and as far as I know they have not had any more problems since.”
Last night Philip Linz, operations director at Clive Marks, said: “At no stage was anyone injured or was anyone frightened, it all seemed to be a bit of a laugh and a mystery.
“Whatever Angela and the priest did that day did the trick, we have not experienced anything like it again.”