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Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 7:46 pm
Wait till Tonker sees this affraid

Where is Skitters Wood?

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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:04 pm
I once saw something very weird in Kirkham Shocked
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:06 pm
Up Holland as lots of ghosts..... What a Face
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:09 pm
Cue puns about willies being put up people and axe wielding naked men bursting out of wardrobes in the the early morning.

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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:13 pm
@Sir Bob wrote:I once saw something very weird in Kirkham Shocked

That might have been me I used to live there Razz
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:23 pm
Want something doing do it yourself

Skitters Wood is in Ashton Very Happy


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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:28 pm
Be tonker in his leather slip and sporting a thick moustache then.

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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:40 pm
@Admin wrote:Wait till Tonker sees this affraid

Where is Skitters Wood?


Is it in Ashton... Shocked
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:46 pm
It is. KPC. I also wonder why its called Skitters wood. Anyone know?
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:49 pm
I'll hang on a bit then give you the answer
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:50 pm
Ah It gives you the s.................... affraid
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:53 pm
There was a farmer called Roger de Skitter in the late 1600's.
He was working the fields late one night when he was grabbed by three men, they dragged him by the head to a layby where they proceeded to beat him for 5 straight hours.

When the Peelers found his body the next day, they thought  someone had stapled a pink blancmange to his face.

His moans can still be heard of an evening.

The men were never caught, but the tyre tracks they left were from a silver Vauxhall Vectra.
Take care out there!

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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:10 pm
I do not think there is any hint of the Skitters being haunted!

I spent much of my childhood in Skitters wood: there is not much of it left now.

First Ashton Lord Gerrard's Scout Troop had scout hut on Liverpool Road, and we regularly camped on the grass area alongside of the Skitters: we spend nights pursuing wide games in the woods, and it is where I learned my wood-craft and survival skills.

There is a certain potential woodland has for provoking fear at night: the Skitters was no more endowed with this than would occur in woodland in general.
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:41 pm
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:01 pm
Our school cross country run used to be a route through the skitters, with the need to jump the brook that is referred to in the above link. On many occasion, we were running too bunched to properly execute such a manoeuvre, when we would all plough into the water. You used to see some very muddy runners on Low Bank Road.

Also the impact of about forty pairs of feet hitting the muddy banks on a daily basis destabilised them, so also the occasional collapse of the bank additionally ducked us into the water.
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:03 pm
Ha ha I can picture that. Done similar myself when doing a cross country Very Happy
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:03 pm
@Mac wrote:There was a farmer called Roger de Skitter in the late 1600's.
He was working the fields late one night when he was grabbed by three men, they dragged him by the head to a layby where they proceeded to beat him for 5 straight hours.

When the Peelers found his body the next day, they thought  someone had stapled a pink blancmange to his face.

His moans can still be heard of an evening.

The men were never caught, but the tyre tracks they left were from a silver Vauxhall Vectra.
Take care out there!

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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:05 pm
I did wonder about the Vauxhall Spectre, I mean Vectra. Very Happy


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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:06 pm
That bit's true.
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:07 pm
Really!! I thought he'd made it all up Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:27 pm
The tyre marks are still there, and you can hear the engine of the car on some nights.

Fancy highlighting some of the tripe and not even reading other bits!


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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:27 pm
High living?
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:29 pm
Auto correct...why didn't you google blancmange and see when it was invented?

Well I'll tell you, the peelers invented it in missus scriven privy in 1578

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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:32 pm
I thought I'd mention the Peelers.

You can answer to Tonker for the rest of your damned lies.
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Re: Ghosts and Paranormal in Wigan

on Tue Dec 29, 2015 10:36 pm
Blackrod! affraid affraid affraid
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