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are you ready for some spooks?
This is pretty much the scariest story I've heard from my area. A story so similar the police searched the files from the cash that happened over 100 years before.
Mary Ashford was murdered after coming back from a dance on Whit Monday at a local pub called the Tyburn House (which I still go to today). She left her friends house at 4am and was found murdered in Pype Hayes park. A man named Thornton was arrested and acquitted. Hounded out he eventually moved to the US.
over 100 years later to the very same night, and same time. A woman named Barbara Forrest was on her way to a dance for Whit Monday. She was leaving a friends house and well, you guessed it.. she was found murdered in the same way, 200 yards from the place where Mary was found.
Now, this is where it gets really freaky. They were very much a like. Same hair, same features and the man who was arrested and once again acquitted for this murder and rape? A man named Thornton.
Source - http://www.slemen.com/erdington.htm
Mary Ashford's ghost is said to be seen around the area where she walked home from the dance. The park itself is haunted due to it being on the grounds of a manor house. Where I live is infamously haunted. The pub where she went is also meant to be haunted. I spoke to the barmaid there a few times and she said the room in the back (where the discos are held and is the original part of the old building is) is the creepiest place she's ever been.