5 May 2010
Pembrokeshire County Council to investigate ghostly events at Wintern Day Centre, Fishguard
Mischievous ghosts are said to be spooking staff at a Pembrokeshire day centre.
Strange activity has been experienced at the Wintern Day Centre, in Fishguard, run by Pembrokeshire County Council. The problem has got so bad staff are believed to be afraid of working there after hours.
Unexplained events include printers printing when not plugged in, keyboards turning upside down overnight, furniture being moved, items flying off walls and a haunting smell of bluebells wafting through the rooms.
Rumour suggests the building is haunted by the spirits of two maids who lived in the attic.
It is understood the girls hanged themselves after both became pregnant.
The tragedy is said to have happened when the bluebells bloomed, and the building now smells eerily of the flowers.
One source who has been researching the building, said: “It’s quite true, it’s a very scary situation, staff are not willing to work there at night at all.
“It’s worse now than ever.
“Over the years when they used to light fires there, they would go out with a bang for no reason.
“It must be especially frightening for someone new starting work there.”
Shaun Sable, of paranormal investigation team Pembrokeshire Beyond, said: “It would be quite exciting to go down there and see what’s happening.”
The Western Telegraph understands that Pembrokeshire County Council is investigating, and despite calls for an exorcist, is looking for other explanations before considering that course of action.
A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesman said: “Members of staff at the centre have reported some strange activity and unusual noises.
“Although there have been no further reports in the past month, the council has arranged for the building to be inspected in order to reassure the staff working there.”