Ghostly going-ons at the Old Star Inn

Its behind you! Keith Varley of the Old Star Inn where paranormal investigators are convinced something spookys going on
Its behind you! Keith Varley of the Old Star Inn where paranormal investigators are convinced something spookys going on

Could ghosts and spirits really lurk within the walls of one of Bridlington’s oldest pubs?

That’s the question one set of intrepid paranormal investigators hope to answer when they brave the Old Star Inn at Westgate.

Victor Harbord, 71, together with Christine Townend, 49, say they have already encountered several mysterious phenomena inside the former coaching inn.

“We think there could be something in there,” said Victor.

“We did a preliminary visit and we got a few orbs. There used to be a funeral parlour not far away that connected to the pub.”

Victor and Christine said cameras they installed had documented a “cigar shaped light” emanating from a room and drifting into a corridor.

“We have got a few light anomalies on our cameras,” added Christine.

The pair, who formed East Yorkshire Psychic Research six years ago, say they have encountered spirits all over East Yorkshire during their eerie investigations.

Now preparations are underway for a night-time survey at the Old Star Inn, which itself dates back to the 17th century.

Although saying he remains sceptical, the pub’s proprietor, Keith Varley, said staff had been spooked by a ghostly presence in recent weeks.

He said: “It’s crazy. Absolutely crazy. Our chef and his wife can hear plates being stacked in the old stables.

“I heard it at two in the morning. There’s certainly some movement, but there’s certainly no plates.”

In addition to cameras, a range of specialist equipment will be used to reach out to any spirits lurking inside the pub.

Christine explained: “We use a spirit box which scans through AM and FM radio frequencies that spirits can manipulate and speak through.”

Being no strangers to scepticisms, Victor and Christine say their goal is to disprove ghosts are present at wherever they are investigating.

And with both having been ordained to carry out blessings by the Universal Life Church, the ghost-busting duo claim they are even able to vanquish bad spirits.

A date is yet to be set for the next investigation.