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Spooked out? A quarter of Barking and Dagenham residents have experienced ghostly activity

PUBLISHED: 12:00 31 October 2018

You may want to go to Barking and Dagenham for a more ghostly experience according to new data. Picture: Andrew Milligan

You may want to go to Barking and Dagenham for a more ghostly experience according to new data. Picture: Andrew Milligan

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Halloween is upon us and you're more likely to get a fright closer to home than watching scary movies, with more than a

quarter of Barking and Dagenham residents experiencing ghostly activity.

According to data compiled by adult education provider, City Lit, 29.7 per cent of people living in the borough have had a paranormal experience.

Examples of some of the spooky experiences that have happened in London include two elderly ladies kneeling at the bottom of someone’s bed praying, a woman from the Victorian era in the middle of a street at 12am and a figure resembling that of a relative who has passed away.

Director of sales and marketing at City Lit, Chris Jones, said: “London is the home to some of the most haunted areas and buildings, so it’s not surprising to find that a quarter of Londoners have seen a ghost.

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