This story takes place in Bath, England in 1982 at the Garrick's Head Inn. I live on the west coast, and in 1982 went to visit a friend of mine, who now lives in England. One night we were up late, listening to records and chatting all night, with a few of her friends as well, when Nancy told me about the "Garrick's Head Inn". She said that a few of the tourists had reported the ghost of a young girl, and paranormal activity ranging from footsteps to rappings, to what some have referred to as the feeling of walking into a cob-web of some sort. Having said that, this is not merely a ghost story, the goings on are quite unusual to say the least!
As the story goes, there were two men gambling over the rights to this one particular lady. When the rivalry had gotten out of hand, one of the men was killed. The one left standing furthermore dashed upstairs to retrieve the lucky lady, and when he found that she had barricaded herself into an upstairs bedroom, just as the winner was about to break down the door, the young woman hung herself. This is the legend. That is the story.
So what I had decided to do, upon my visiting with a friend was to bring along my Polaroid, quite interested as to what I might find! I must say, I found myself to be quite disappointed upon the showing, as I had noticed nothing out of the ordinary, other than the staunch odor that hung over the place. As yuck as it seems to mention this, the smell was almost that of either rotted flesh, or feces. I could not wait to grab my friend by the arm and to show myself out, the stench was unbearable. I then walked over to a particular area near the stairs, found my friend grabbed her by the arm, and then quickly snapped a few shots of the interior, and we were gone!
Later on, upon returning to the states and developing my film, I found that there beneath the stairs was a small globbish sort of shadow, and then right next to it, the image of a figure of some sort, glowing, radiating and as if she is posing. I do not know what I have managed to capture here on film; however I do know that it is not of this earth!