No ghostly goings-on in Wellingborough hotel

The Hind Hotel
The Hind Hotel

A Wellingborough hotel long thought to be haunted is a “ghost-free zone”, according to a staff survey.

The Hind, a Grade II listed building in Sheep Street, was built in the 1600s and is thought to have provided accommodation to Oliver Cromwell and his officers prior to the Battle of Naseby.

Spirits – including the English Civil War leader as well as small children, monks, drunken ghosts and a woman in white who walks the corridors knocking on doors – have been reportedly spooking guests at the town centre hotel.

However, a survey of 20 staff carried out to mark Halloween has revealed the majority of workers (13) believed the venue was not haunted, with only five believing their workplace was occupied by ghouls and three were unsure.

Only one employee has reportedly seen a ghost, claiming to have witnessed an unexplainable swirling light near the location thought to be haunted by a child.

Shasha Khan, the hotel’s operations director, said: “Ghosts may be good and bad for business and in the past we have had plenty of ghost hunts. It is inevitable that a big old building steeped in history will conjure ideas of paranormal activity. However, our survey, to mark Halloween, suggests we appear to be a ghost-free zone.”

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