A ghost hunter claims he’s had more than 100 supernatural encounters – including seeing two spirits having sex in a museum’s toilets.
Stephen Briggs, 38, also says he’s been assaulted by a ghost and seen the apparition of Victorian policeman patrolling his local streets.
Luckily, the paranormal enthusiast has been keeping a log of his spooky run-ins since the 1980s, and he’s now set to describe each one in great detail.
Stephen, from Horncastle, Lincs, was a toddler when he first saw a ghost.
He said: “I have had so many I don’t where to start. Some are the most bizarre and amusing, but ghosts aren’t always scary.
“The first one I can remember was when I was sat on my mum’s knee waiting for my dad. There was a gentleman in a coat and he just disappeared.
“There was another one where I saw two people having a sexual encounter in a toilet at a museum in East Kirkby.
“I went to open the door to tell them to stop and then they just vanished. I headed out onto the airfield but there was no one there. My family had been waiting for outside the toilet and they say they hadn’t seen anyone go in or out.”
On another occasion, Stephen says he was attacked by a ghoul.
“I received a nasty shove to the heart,” he said. “I thought I was being attacked.
“The pendant I was wearing was ripped in two.
“I don’t know what it was. No one else does either, but it must have been by something.
“I haven’t worn jewellery since.”
Stephen says the number of experiences stretches into triple figures and includes seeing a Victorian policeman patrolling the streets.
Describing his most recent encounter on September 2, he said: “I was in Ludborough where there is only one railway line.
“I could see a steam train in front of me and one behind me even though there was no railway line.
“I could hear it whistling and it was only on the second time that I realised that it was responding to the other’s whistling.
“There was not a soul there, and I even thought to myself that it must have been impossible because there was no train line there.”
Stephen admits the extraordinary claims often leave him exposed to ridicule online and he is often branded an attention-seeker.
However, he believes people are jealous of his ability and feels there is nothing to achieve by fabricating the truth.
“My family are very supportive,” he said. “I get a lot of abuse from online trolls and hate mail.
“I have no reason to make it up. I think people are just jealous that I am the centre of attention.”
Stephen says the only people to have properly understood is a vicar.
“The only person to take me seriously was a vicar,” he said.
“When we explained what was happening, he came round and went into the rooms and ordered the thing out as if dealing with an intruder.
“You could feel the hate in the room. The first time he said something in Aramaic. The second in pretty much the same
“I recall, ‘Foul thing be gone’ and, ‘In the name of Jesus Christ be gone’.
“There was a hissing snake like noise. Mum and myself felt it go past then there was a feeling of peace.”
He now plans to put his sightings into the form of literature for all to read.
“I haven’t started it yet,” he said.
“I have been keeping a log since the 80s – I now want to see if I can turn it into a book.”
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