Now here’s something pretty offbeat for you all. Local group Paranormal City Events has organised a couple of ghost hunts. The first, which takes place next Saturday, is a night-time visit to Elizabeth Gaskell’s House. The author lived here from 1850 to 1865, during which time she wrote many of her popular ghost stories. She was aided in these works by Charles Dickens, who, along with Charlotte Brontë, John Ruskin and Harriet Beecher Stowe, was a visitor to the house. Do any of these souls still have a presence? Well, you might be able to find out, when you take part in experiments such as glass moving, séances, and using a Ouija Board. The second event, taking place in August, is at Manchester Museum. With its historic paintings, taxidermized animals, and even Egyptian sarcophagi, the building certainly seems creepy enough. However, the organisers make it clear that they will let you draw your own conclusions.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s House: Sat 1 Jul, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester, M13 9LW, 8.00pm – 2.00am, £35.00,

Manchester Museum: Fri 18 Aug, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, 8.00pm – 2.00am, £35.00,

Sat 1 Jul - Fri 18 Aug
A. James Simpkin
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Sun 9 Jul 2017