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

PA Wire/PA Images

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.

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

43 minutes ago

Neighbours are crying out for help from police following a spate of burglaries which left them fearing for their safety.

Yesterday, 19:00

Council chiefs have agreed a deal for the borough to become the landlord of a hotel in Poplar

Yesterday, 16:00

Work on the Overground extension to Barking Riverside is set to begin next year.

Yesterday, 16:00

Daggers have been knocked out in the first round in each of the last two seasons

Yesterday, 15:25

Two teenagers have been charged with the murder of a Dagenham man who was fatally stabbed in Anerley.

Yesterday, 15:00

St Mary’s Lane club lost 24-14 at home to Ilford Wanderers last weekend

Yesterday, 14:00

Vera Sime, one of the original Dagenham Ford strikers, has died aged 88.

Yesterday, 12:00

The step-sister of a stabbed teenager held his hand as he struggled to breathe following a knife attack near his father’s home, a court heard.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now