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'Headless monk' forces UK amusement park to relocate water ride

February 8, 2011 - London

Workers at a UK amusement park experienced a real white-knuckle ride after allegedly spotting the ghost of a headless monk as they constructed a new water ride.

They complained that they felt like someone was watching over their shoulders and reported being hit by a sudden cold feeling.ow, the ghostly sightings and fears that an ancient burial ground has been disturbed have forced bosses at Thorpe Park to relocate the ride to another site, reports the Daily Mail.

A paranormal detection agency was then called in to the park in Chertsey, Surrey, to carry out tests and found that a burial ground or settlement could have been disturbed.

Managers at the park decided to relocate the ride to another area of the park and also called in a forensic team to carry out further investigations.

The 64ft-tall water ride, called 'Storm Surge', was originally planned for an area known as Monk's Walk, an old footpath that has linked the ruins of nearby Chertsey Abbey to Thorpe Church since AD666.

The ride's foundations would have been over an area of the park where stone coffins have previously been excavated.

"We carry out these kinds of investigations quite regularly, with medium to weak results being reported on a weekly basis," said paranormal expert Jim Arnold, who carried out tests at the site.

"Thorpe Park, however, was more striking as results were picked up immediately, with orbs, ghostly images in photography and ouija reaction results being strongest around the site where they were proposing to build Storm Surge," he said.

"The results were so strong, we felt the only explanation could be that an ancient burial ground or settlement was being disturbed, prompting the extra Paranormal Activity," he added.


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