Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Meet The Ghosts Upstairs and Other Guests

As well as myself – and any of you who care to visit – there are one or two others who hang at the sign of the Hooting Owl. I’d like you to meet them.

This is Bella.

Bella is terrific with little kids and she usually tells stories for the under sevens. She also loves jokes and, as you can see, she's a lovely, cuddly lady who is a little bit magical, too.

Upstairs we have The Ghosts

Yes, like any self-respecting inn for story-telling, we do have our ghosts. They all share a room upstairs and they enjoy a yarn as much as we all do.

The Headless Horseman

Headless has been here since he lost his head in 1648.

The Wailing Woman

Our oldest resident, the Wailing Woman has been here since about 1300. Yes, we are a very old inn!

And finally......


Ernie is a ghostly horse. He originally belonged to Headless, but these days he belongs to anyone who'll give him a pat and a ghostly carrot.

So, there you have them - the permanent residents at The Hooting Owl. Next I'll do some interviews, so that you can really get to know them.


  1. Pleased to meet your ghosts, Ann. Looking forward to hearing their stories.

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    1. Thank you Sophia! Lovely that you dropped by the Hooting Owl. The ghost's stories won't be long.

  3. Yes please. I want to know more about Ernie. Glad he still has his head!