Saturday, 12 October 2013

The Haunted Mill and my Return from the Secret Mission

I have returned from my secret mission (HELLO  AGAIN) which as you know was a secret in the best tradition of secret missions, and I will tell more of this in the following days, the dog fish, the alien message, the pointy stick, the Ghost Writer and the mushroom and the talking telescope as well as the strange yet tiny beasts. So all will become clear in the end, sort of.

But today we were making our way back home through the twisty roads of Mid-Wales from our secret location down on the South Wales coastline and as it happens it turned into a rather interesting little trip. Well I say interesting most of it was regular normal travelling, but we decided to stop and have a cup of tea at a mill, an old weaving mill whose heyday was a long time ago.  It was just a mill with a small shop and a tea room which looked much like any other mill you might pass in the middle of nowhere, and even entering the door was as one might expect…. . . . . . . However ………



You see this mill was a haunted mill, plainly obvious from one of the books it was selling called The Haunted Mill, a clue if ever there was one. We entered the mill along with two other couples and as we moved through the rather rag tag collection of jumpers, souvenirs, books, woven material and some odd things, we heard a mad little old lady shouting. . . . . is there anybody there and ringing a big bell . . . then she was shouting hello is that you and things like that. These are things that people often shout in haunted building and a strange little old lady in an old welsh weaving mill seemed to be very in keeping. However it turned out the little old lady wanted a cup of tea, much like the rest of us and we then realized that the old mill was empty except for the handful of customers. So then we all started shouting is there anybody there and hello while ringing the bell and giggling a lot, although no one went Oooooooooooooo in a ghostly manner just in case.

Then up popped (after a bit of time) an elderly but neat chap who was keen to round us all up, although one couple escaped before he arrived. So we all ordered tea and hid at the back of the tea room sniggering still, although not within view of the man from the mill just in case he was a ghost and was known for putting passers by through weaving machines. Turning them into bizarre woven wall hangings with strange ghostly faces; much like the one hanging on the wall near the spot we were all hiding and sniggering in. None of us had any food, but then more people arrived who did not know of the strange events we had encountered and ordered food, we were not sure the elderly but neat man could make food so we all sniggered again before scurrying off into the afternoon in our different directions.


Ooooooo yes I have made cardboard things while I was away, of which I will tell another day……  

8 comments:

  1. Ooh sounds like fun! I went into a haunted house in York once, and the guy in the couple going around with us kept pretending to be a ghost, knocking on walls and scaring us. It was pretty fun :)

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    1. Hello Miss Laura, it was all very odd but amusing and was an interesting little break on what turned into a four hour drive following slow traffic along the twisty Welsh roads.

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  2. I had someone ask me to go haunted house visiting, but I refused to go. I interpretted the situation as visiting a dark house. I have suddenly become eXtremely sleepy. Luckily it is the right time of day to do that and I am not driving.

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    1. I used to live in a haunted house, but they were quite friendly and just sort of got on with the stuff they did when they lived in it many moons ago..

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    2. The animated show Casper The Friendly Ghost was a favorite of mine when I was a child. Then a few years later I visited the city of Casper Wyoming and was disappointed. But I did enjoy getting to see our old friends from South Dakota, the Schopen family. EventuaLLy they came to their senses and returned to South Dakota, although my parents lost theirs and moved us to Texas.

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    3. I have noticed parents almost always seem to have children.

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  3. Welcome back! I'm glad to hear that you ain't 'fraid of no ghost and that you've returned from your trip safely.

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    1. Thanks Mr Addman, Me and Ghosts are pals

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