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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 15, April 11, 2010, Article 22

THE COIN-THROWING POLTERGEIST

I've read some outlandish stories about the provenance of coins, but have never before heard of coins dropped by a ghost. -Editor

Coin-throwing poltergeist A mechanic has claimed his garage is haunted by a ghost who likes to throw stones and coins at staff. Nick White said the spectre has materialised several times in the building, which was originally a chapel and served as a makeshift mortuary during World War II.

He claimed it has moved around piles of tyres during the night while the garage, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, was locked.

Two pre-war coins have also mysteriously turned up on the garage floor, and Mr White believes they were left by the ghosts, which has been seen wearing 1940s dress.

Mr White found the first of the old penny pieces, dated 1936 and bearing the image of George VI, when he arrived for work one day in February.

The second copper coin, dated 1938, was lying in almost the same spot when Mr White, 35, and one of his mechanics turned up at the depot in Doncaster last week.

Mr White said: ‘I took all the strange stories with a big pinch of salt when I bought the place. But I wouldn’t like to say it’s not true any more. There’s no logical explanation for the two old pennies turning up like they did. I wish there was.

‘It’s a little bit scary knowing that there’s something happening while the place is locked up at night.’

Previous owner Nigel Lee once called in a clergyman to perform an exorcism.

To read the complete article, see: Haunted Garage: Coin-Throwing Poltergeist (www.ghosttheory.com/2010/04/06/haunted-garage-coin-throwing-poltergeist)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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