A chance to check out Arundel’s spooky side

Arundel Castle
Arundel Castle

Do you yearn to try a spot of ghostbusting in a town which boasts far more than its fair share of spooks and spirits, and want to hear about mysterious events of long ago?

Do you yearn to try a spot of ghostbusting in a town which boasts far more than its fair share of spooks and spirits, and want to hear about mysterious events of long ago?

Then why not follow in some phantom footsteps on a candlelit ghost walk around Arundel on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, October 29-30?

Lanterns will add to the spooky atmosphere as you make your way on foot from the town’s museum, up the High Street, along to St Mary’s Gate and back along Tarrant Street, finishing by the Swan Inn.

And if any ghosts are lurking, you might be lucky enough to actually identify their presence with special ghost detectors – electromagnetic radiation detectors which reveal the presence of spirits and will be taken along for the walkers themselves to use.

The stories you will hear along the way on the Ghosts and Mysteries of Old Arundel walk are all based on written accounts of paranormal activity in the town, and also included will be two Arundel murders from the 1940s.

The authentic records of the events have been thoroughly researched and although the walkers will not enter any of the buildings which are believed by some to be the focus of supernatural happenings, they will pause outside the haunts of figures such as the Blue Man, the White Bird, the Lady in the White Dress, the Woman in the Blue Gown and a mysterious wizened, hunched figure.

They will pass by the cottage which was the scene of an almost forgotten murder during the war years and also find out more about the town’s secret tunnels and a hidden room.

The walks, which will raise funds for Arundel Museum, begin at 7pm on October 29 and 30 and last for about an hour and a quarter.

Groups will be limited to 15 people and are suitable for accompanied children aged 12 and over. Tickets at £5 must be booked in advance and are available from the museum.