News release: Looking for things that go bump.......and it's all in a good cause!

Media and Promotion Office (2003) News release: Looking for things that go bump.......and it's all in a good cause! Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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A group of brave staff from the University of Central Lancashire hope to meet up with
some of the unearthly residents of Muncaster Castle, reputed to be one of the country's
most haunted castles.
The self-styled 'eccentric eight' , who work as administrators at the Preston Campus are
travelling out to Muncaster in Ravenglass on the night of Friday 14 March, Comic
Relief Night. As well as meeting the ghosts and having a bit of fun(!), they hope to
raise lots of money for a worthy cause.
"We are going to be locked in for the night", says organiser Janet Comes. "We will be
restricted to two rooms, one of which is the Tapestry Room, the most haunted room in
the castle. It used to be a childrens' nursery and previous guests have heard babies
crying and children singing. Black figures have also been sighted bending over guests
and some people have felt a heavy weight falling on top of them in the antique fourposter
bed. We've had an email from another group who spent the night there. They
say that we're either very brave or very stupid!"
Undaunted, the intrepid crew, consisting of a healthy mixture of believers and nonbelievers,
hopes to be released at 8 o'clock on Saturday morning, ready to have their
own spirits raised by a hearty breakfast.
If you want to sponsor the group, or find out some more information, you can call
WendyYoung or Janet Comes on 01772 892446/6.
12 March 2003

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