What would you do, if after moving into a house you discover that it's haunted by children who sing, throw books and want to make you their mom?
Merryn Turner lives in what she thought was a normal house. It's located in Lanstephen near Launceston, Cornwall. She moved there March, 2017. It didn't take long for her to notice that something wasn't quite right.
That first week, there were strange noises, but her family wrote it off as the house settling. This was soon followed by what appeared to be mumbling or people talking upstairs.
Merryn used to work at Launceston's Jamaica Inn. It has stood on a high point on Bodmin Moor since 1750. It was a stopping point between Launceston and Bodmin for those traversing the remote and desolate moor. It's believed that half the brandy and a quarter of the tea smuggled into Britain were brought in along the coast between Cornwall and Devin. Chances are Jamaica Inn was used to hide contraband.
The coaching house was immortalized by Daphne du Maurier in her novel of the same name. The novelist came across the inn when she was lost on the moor with a friend. It served as the setting for her bestselling book. In 1939, Alfred Hitchcock made it into a film. Charles Laughton and Maureen O'Hara played the main roles.
Merryn Turner described where she regularly felt a supernatural presence there.
As to her present home, she said it was built in the 50s, and before then the area was just a field. She planned to get in touch with someone who'd lived there before and find out the history of the land. But who knows, maybe it's one of the ghosts from Jamaica Inn, who followed her home.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by M.P. Pellicer