Ghostly goings on at Abergavenny pub

South Wales Argus: SPOOKY CLAIM: Landlady Karen Reed inside the Hen and Chickens SPOOKY CLAIM: Landlady Karen Reed inside the Hen and Chickens

GHOSTLY goings on are causing a stir at an Abergavenny pub.

Karen Reed, manager at the Hen and Chickens pub, on Flannel Street, is hoping local people can shed light on claims that the ghost of a young girl has been seen skipping through the 17th Century building singing the nursery rhyme Ring O’Roses which dates back to 1881.

Ms Reed, 40, who has been the manager for a year but held several positions at the pub, including barmaid and team leader, over the past seven years first heard about the friendly ghost from a previous manager and is now keen to find out more about her.

She said: “I live in accommodation on site but in the past used to stay for two to three weeks at a time and always felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature. Other things would happen like the door to my room would open on its own.

“I have always been sceptical about ghosts but after a psychic medium came to host an evening last November and described seeing a happy girl of about 10 come skipping through the wall of the oldest part of the building I don’t disbelieve in it.”

Ms Reed said that although she has never seen the girl, known to staff as Rosie, she does feel a friendly presence.

Dave Winterfeld, a self-employed psychic medium from Abercarn, said he experienced a lot of residual energy at the pub, which was first recorded as a pub in 1882 under the name of Rachel Cadogen.

“I became aware of a little girl that was watching the evenings activities and playing with the energy in the room,” he said.

Further investigation evenings will take place at the pub, including one for the British Sign Language Users.

Ms Reed would like to hear from anyone who may have seen the girl or can tell her more about the history of the building.

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1:33pm Sun 9 Feb 14

lee neale says...

Prehaps business is bad!? :)
Prehaps business is bad!? :) lee neale
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2:33pm Sun 9 Feb 14

bobbajob says...

"felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature"

That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately.
"felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature" That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately. bobbajob
  • Score: 10

5:11pm Mon 10 Feb 14

the_daddy2009 says...

How is this in the news section? Blatantly just advertising to get more customers, people who believe in this supernatural rubbish should locked away in a rubber room. Idiots.
How is this in the news section? Blatantly just advertising to get more customers, people who believe in this supernatural rubbish should locked away in a rubber room. Idiots. the_daddy2009
  • Score: 0

7:08pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

bobbajob wrote:
"felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature"

That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately.
Considering the shocking statistics that a transgendered person is - on average - attacked every three days; that an individual is 50 per cent more likely to be assaulted for being trans than for being gay and that this November the memory of several hundred more murdered members of the transgender community will be commemorated at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, one might reasonably assume that transsexuals have more to fear from cispeople (i.e. non-trans people) than the other way around!

Still, the irrational myth persists - much of it courtesy of the deliberate misinformation propagated by a profoundly transphobic media with an ulterior, far right agenda - that a group of people who are just like anyone else save for the now scientifically-prove
n fact that they were born with their gender identity incongruent with their physical body are instead somehow 'demonic', unnatural and something to be afraid of.

I brought this comment to the attention of the editor who seemingly has felt that it was not offensive enough to warrant deletion. Vexatious criticism? Political correctness gone mad? An example of what some dismiss as one of 'those minor pressure groups', insignificant mischievous little imps who paralyse freedom of speech by objecting to every lil' darn thing?

However, try replacing the word 'transexual' (sic) with the word 'Jew' or 'Black': now do you see how offensive it sounds? And were you to travel back in time to the Tsarist Russia of a mere 100 years ago you might well find similarly nonsensical, but profoundly disturbing anti-Semitic propaganda which similarly likened Russia's powerless Jewish population to vampires and demons. This makes one wonder if someone accessing the stored archive of the online edition of this newspaper in 100 years' time will also be deeply shocked by the horrifically crazy attitudes back then in the 2010s? After all, it's no coincidence that bigots liken those groups whom they fixate upon to vampires, demons, ghouls and beasts for this is all about dehumanisation of other human beings - this same aspect runs right throughout history the attempt to dehumanise others so that it provides a fig leaf for treating them inhumanely.

As the Leveson Inquiry so pertinently pointed out; the attitude of much of the British Press towards the much marginalised transgender minority is indeed one of demonization.

(*By the way, in the UK it's spelt 'transsexual', unless you are using Webster's Dictionary, of course.)
[quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: "felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature" That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately.[/p][/quote]Considering the shocking statistics that a transgendered person is - on average - attacked every three days; that an individual is 50 per cent more likely to be assaulted for being trans than for being gay and that this November the memory of several hundred more murdered members of the transgender community will be commemorated at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, one might reasonably assume that transsexuals have more to fear from cispeople (i.e. non-trans people) than the other way around! Still, the irrational myth persists - much of it courtesy of the deliberate misinformation propagated by a profoundly transphobic media with an ulterior, far right agenda - that a group of people who are just like anyone else save for the now scientifically-prove n fact that they were born with their gender identity incongruent with their physical body are instead somehow 'demonic', unnatural and something to be afraid of. I brought this comment to the attention of the editor who seemingly has felt that it was not offensive enough to warrant deletion. Vexatious criticism? Political correctness gone mad? An example of what some dismiss as one of 'those minor pressure groups', insignificant mischievous little imps who paralyse freedom of speech by objecting to every lil' darn thing? However, try replacing the word 'transexual' (sic) with the word 'Jew' or 'Black': now do you see how offensive it sounds? And were you to travel back in time to the Tsarist Russia of a mere 100 years ago you might well find similarly nonsensical, but profoundly disturbing anti-Semitic propaganda which similarly likened Russia's powerless Jewish population to vampires and demons. This makes one wonder if someone accessing the stored archive of the online edition of this newspaper in 100 years' time will also be deeply shocked by the horrifically crazy attitudes back then in the 2010s? After all, it's no coincidence that bigots liken those groups whom they fixate upon to vampires, demons, ghouls and beasts for this is all about dehumanisation of other human beings - this same aspect runs right throughout history the attempt to dehumanise others so that it provides a fig leaf for treating them inhumanely. As the Leveson Inquiry so pertinently pointed out; the attitude of much of the British Press towards the much marginalised transgender minority is indeed one of demonization. (*By the way, in the UK it's spelt 'transsexual', unless you are using Webster's Dictionary, of course.) Katie Re-Registered
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10:17pm Mon 10 Feb 14

Limestonecowboy says...

transexual ghost this is definately weird!!
transexual ghost this is definately weird!! Limestonecowboy
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10:27pm Mon 10 Feb 14

jimmysmith says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
bobbajob wrote:
"felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature"

That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately.
Considering the shocking statistics that a transgendered person is - on average - attacked every three days; that an individual is 50 per cent more likely to be assaulted for being trans than for being gay and that this November the memory of several hundred more murdered members of the transgender community will be commemorated at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, one might reasonably assume that transsexuals have more to fear from cispeople (i.e. non-trans people) than the other way around!

Still, the irrational myth persists - much of it courtesy of the deliberate misinformation propagated by a profoundly transphobic media with an ulterior, far right agenda - that a group of people who are just like anyone else save for the now scientifically-prove

n fact that they were born with their gender identity incongruent with their physical body are instead somehow 'demonic', unnatural and something to be afraid of.

I brought this comment to the attention of the editor who seemingly has felt that it was not offensive enough to warrant deletion. Vexatious criticism? Political correctness gone mad? An example of what some dismiss as one of 'those minor pressure groups', insignificant mischievous little imps who paralyse freedom of speech by objecting to every lil' darn thing?

However, try replacing the word 'transexual' (sic) with the word 'Jew' or 'Black': now do you see how offensive it sounds? And were you to travel back in time to the Tsarist Russia of a mere 100 years ago you might well find similarly nonsensical, but profoundly disturbing anti-Semitic propaganda which similarly likened Russia's powerless Jewish population to vampires and demons. This makes one wonder if someone accessing the stored archive of the online edition of this newspaper in 100 years' time will also be deeply shocked by the horrifically crazy attitudes back then in the 2010s? After all, it's no coincidence that bigots liken those groups whom they fixate upon to vampires, demons, ghouls and beasts for this is all about dehumanisation of other human beings - this same aspect runs right throughout history the attempt to dehumanise others so that it provides a fig leaf for treating them inhumanely.

As the Leveson Inquiry so pertinently pointed out; the attitude of much of the British Press towards the much marginalised transgender minority is indeed one of demonization.

(*By the way, in the UK it's spelt 'transsexual', unless you are using Webster's Dictionary, of course.)
what a load of old codswallop ffs get a life
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: "felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature" That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately.[/p][/quote]Considering the shocking statistics that a transgendered person is - on average - attacked every three days; that an individual is 50 per cent more likely to be assaulted for being trans than for being gay and that this November the memory of several hundred more murdered members of the transgender community will be commemorated at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, one might reasonably assume that transsexuals have more to fear from cispeople (i.e. non-trans people) than the other way around! Still, the irrational myth persists - much of it courtesy of the deliberate misinformation propagated by a profoundly transphobic media with an ulterior, far right agenda - that a group of people who are just like anyone else save for the now scientifically-prove n fact that they were born with their gender identity incongruent with their physical body are instead somehow 'demonic', unnatural and something to be afraid of. I brought this comment to the attention of the editor who seemingly has felt that it was not offensive enough to warrant deletion. Vexatious criticism? Political correctness gone mad? An example of what some dismiss as one of 'those minor pressure groups', insignificant mischievous little imps who paralyse freedom of speech by objecting to every lil' darn thing? However, try replacing the word 'transexual' (sic) with the word 'Jew' or 'Black': now do you see how offensive it sounds? And were you to travel back in time to the Tsarist Russia of a mere 100 years ago you might well find similarly nonsensical, but profoundly disturbing anti-Semitic propaganda which similarly likened Russia's powerless Jewish population to vampires and demons. This makes one wonder if someone accessing the stored archive of the online edition of this newspaper in 100 years' time will also be deeply shocked by the horrifically crazy attitudes back then in the 2010s? After all, it's no coincidence that bigots liken those groups whom they fixate upon to vampires, demons, ghouls and beasts for this is all about dehumanisation of other human beings - this same aspect runs right throughout history the attempt to dehumanise others so that it provides a fig leaf for treating them inhumanely. As the Leveson Inquiry so pertinently pointed out; the attitude of much of the British Press towards the much marginalised transgender minority is indeed one of demonization. (*By the way, in the UK it's spelt 'transsexual', unless you are using Webster's Dictionary, of course.)[/p][/quote]what a load of old codswallop ffs get a life jimmysmith
  • Score: 1

5:25am Tue 11 Feb 14

Banjalucka says...

Must be a bad news day for SWA. And why is Kate Reregistered coming up with all that trannie stuff on what is a pointless and inoffensive article?
Must be a bad news day for SWA. And why is Kate Reregistered coming up with all that trannie stuff on what is a pointless and inoffensive article? Banjalucka
  • Score: 2

2:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

bobbajob says...

If you replaced the word transsexual with the word black or Jew it wouldn't sound any more offensive at all. Are you saying that the only vampire demons that are permissible are able bodied caucasions? Have you not seen Blade with Wesley Snipes, he was a Black demon/vampire and what about Simon Lewis in City of Bones, he was a Jewish vampire. As for you drawing attention to my spelling, are you trying to marginalise and publically humiliate me? I am dyslexic in one eye so how dare you draw attention to my affliction. I'm going to report you to the Editor you bigot...
If you replaced the word transsexual with the word black or Jew it wouldn't sound any more offensive at all. Are you saying that the only vampire demons that are permissible are able bodied caucasions? Have you not seen Blade with Wesley Snipes, he was a Black demon/vampire and what about Simon Lewis in City of Bones, he was a Jewish vampire. As for you drawing attention to my spelling, are you trying to marginalise and publically humiliate me? I am dyslexic in one eye so how dare you draw attention to my affliction. I'm going to report you to the Editor you bigot... bobbajob
  • Score: 2

8:03am Thu 13 Feb 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

jimmysmith wrote:
Katie Re-Registered wrote:
bobbajob wrote: "felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature" That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately.
Considering the shocking statistics that a transgendered person is - on average - attacked every three days; that an individual is 50 per cent more likely to be assaulted for being trans than for being gay and that this November the memory of several hundred more murdered members of the transgender community will be commemorated at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, one might reasonably assume that transsexuals have more to fear from cispeople (i.e. non-trans people) than the other way around! Still, the irrational myth persists - much of it courtesy of the deliberate misinformation propagated by a profoundly transphobic media with an ulterior, far right agenda - that a group of people who are just like anyone else save for the now scientifically-prove n fact that they were born with their gender identity incongruent with their physical body are instead somehow 'demonic', unnatural and something to be afraid of. I brought this comment to the attention of the editor who seemingly has felt that it was not offensive enough to warrant deletion. Vexatious criticism? Political correctness gone mad? An example of what some dismiss as one of 'those minor pressure groups', insignificant mischievous little imps who paralyse freedom of speech by objecting to every lil' darn thing? However, try replacing the word 'transexual' (sic) with the word 'Jew' or 'Black': now do you see how offensive it sounds? And were you to travel back in time to the Tsarist Russia of a mere 100 years ago you might well find similarly nonsensical, but profoundly disturbing anti-Semitic propaganda which similarly likened Russia's powerless Jewish population to vampires and demons. This makes one wonder if someone accessing the stored archive of the online edition of this newspaper in 100 years' time will also be deeply shocked by the horrifically crazy attitudes back then in the 2010s? After all, it's no coincidence that bigots liken those groups whom they fixate upon to vampires, demons, ghouls and beasts for this is all about dehumanisation of other human beings - this same aspect runs right throughout history the attempt to dehumanise others so that it provides a fig leaf for treating them inhumanely. As the Leveson Inquiry so pertinently pointed out; the attitude of much of the British Press towards the much marginalised transgender minority is indeed one of demonization. (*By the way, in the UK it's spelt 'transsexual', unless you are using Webster's Dictionary, of course.)
what a load of old codswallop ffs get a life
Hmmm...so information based on actual statistics in the harsh, real world is 'codswallop', but the idea that trans people are something to be feared along with demonic beings and vampires is - by contrast - not, Jimmy?! Okay, so I did ramble on a bit, but I'd really like to see a change in society where people realised that transsexuals are just ordinary human beings them with the only difference being that they have a recognized medical condition called gender dysphoria. We're not out to harm non-transsexual people, really - in fact any number of violent crime statisitcs will demonstrate that non-transsexual people are more likely to harm us.
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: "felt a chill in the air but dismissed it as the temperature" That's a fair assumption. I felt a draft earlier on today so imagine my surprise when I discovered it was a transexual vampire/demon from Mongolia. Of course I cancelled my appointment with the double glazing salesman immediately.[/p][/quote]Considering the shocking statistics that a transgendered person is - on average - attacked every three days; that an individual is 50 per cent more likely to be assaulted for being trans than for being gay and that this November the memory of several hundred more murdered members of the transgender community will be commemorated at the annual Transgender Day of Remembrance, one might reasonably assume that transsexuals have more to fear from cispeople (i.e. non-trans people) than the other way around! Still, the irrational myth persists - much of it courtesy of the deliberate misinformation propagated by a profoundly transphobic media with an ulterior, far right agenda - that a group of people who are just like anyone else save for the now scientifically-prove n fact that they were born with their gender identity incongruent with their physical body are instead somehow 'demonic', unnatural and something to be afraid of. I brought this comment to the attention of the editor who seemingly has felt that it was not offensive enough to warrant deletion. Vexatious criticism? Political correctness gone mad? An example of what some dismiss as one of 'those minor pressure groups', insignificant mischievous little imps who paralyse freedom of speech by objecting to every lil' darn thing? However, try replacing the word 'transexual' (sic) with the word 'Jew' or 'Black': now do you see how offensive it sounds? And were you to travel back in time to the Tsarist Russia of a mere 100 years ago you might well find similarly nonsensical, but profoundly disturbing anti-Semitic propaganda which similarly likened Russia's powerless Jewish population to vampires and demons. This makes one wonder if someone accessing the stored archive of the online edition of this newspaper in 100 years' time will also be deeply shocked by the horrifically crazy attitudes back then in the 2010s? After all, it's no coincidence that bigots liken those groups whom they fixate upon to vampires, demons, ghouls and beasts for this is all about dehumanisation of other human beings - this same aspect runs right throughout history the attempt to dehumanise others so that it provides a fig leaf for treating them inhumanely. As the Leveson Inquiry so pertinently pointed out; the attitude of much of the British Press towards the much marginalised transgender minority is indeed one of demonization. (*By the way, in the UK it's spelt 'transsexual', unless you are using Webster's Dictionary, of course.)[/p][/quote]what a load of old codswallop ffs get a life[/p][/quote]Hmmm...so information based on actual statistics in the harsh, real world is 'codswallop', but the idea that trans people are something to be feared along with demonic beings and vampires is - by contrast - not, Jimmy?! Okay, so I did ramble on a bit, but I'd really like to see a change in society where people realised that transsexuals are just ordinary human beings them with the only difference being that they have a recognized medical condition called gender dysphoria. We're not out to harm non-transsexual people, really - in fact any number of violent crime statisitcs will demonstrate that non-transsexual people are more likely to harm us. Katie Re-Registered
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8:13am Thu 13 Feb 14

Katie Re-Registered says...

bobbajob wrote:
If you replaced the word transsexual with the word black or Jew it wouldn't sound any more offensive at all. Are you saying that the only vampire demons that are permissible are able bodied caucasions? Have you not seen Blade with Wesley Snipes, he was a Black demon/vampire and what about Simon Lewis in City of Bones, he was a Jewish vampire. As for you drawing attention to my spelling, are you trying to marginalise and publically humiliate me? I am dyslexic in one eye so how dare you draw attention to my affliction. I'm going to report you to the Editor you bigot...
That's curious bobbajob, my friend is dyslexic but he doesn't bracket transsexuals with vampires and demons or have inclinations to defer to American English;) However, I'm really sorry if my comment upset you and I had no intention of marginalising and humiliating you. Your spelling is actually correct as far as US English goes - the growth of Americanization (including words and phrases) just annoys me sometimes. I've nothing against Americans but British English has its own identity and I'd hate to see that obliterated. So in short, I'm sorry my response to your comment upset you, bobbajob and thanks for mentioning those films as I'll check them out - they sound really good. You don't need to be afraid of transsexual people as we are no different from you or anybody else.
[quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: If you replaced the word transsexual with the word black or Jew it wouldn't sound any more offensive at all. Are you saying that the only vampire demons that are permissible are able bodied caucasions? Have you not seen Blade with Wesley Snipes, he was a Black demon/vampire and what about Simon Lewis in City of Bones, he was a Jewish vampire. As for you drawing attention to my spelling, are you trying to marginalise and publically humiliate me? I am dyslexic in one eye so how dare you draw attention to my affliction. I'm going to report you to the Editor you bigot...[/p][/quote]That's curious bobbajob, my friend is dyslexic but he doesn't bracket transsexuals with vampires and demons or have inclinations to defer to American English;) However, I'm really sorry if my comment upset you and I had no intention of marginalising and humiliating you. Your spelling is actually correct as far as US English goes - the growth of Americanization (including words and phrases) just annoys me sometimes. I've nothing against Americans but British English has its own identity and I'd hate to see that obliterated. So in short, I'm sorry my response to your comment upset you, bobbajob and thanks for mentioning those films as I'll check them out - they sound really good. You don't need to be afraid of transsexual people as we are no different from you or anybody else. Katie Re-Registered
  • Score: 0

9:47am Thu 13 Feb 14

jimmysmith says...

Katie Re-Registered wrote:
bobbajob wrote:
If you replaced the word transsexual with the word black or Jew it wouldn't sound any more offensive at all. Are you saying that the only vampire demons that are permissible are able bodied caucasions? Have you not seen Blade with Wesley Snipes, he was a Black demon/vampire and what about Simon Lewis in City of Bones, he was a Jewish vampire. As for you drawing attention to my spelling, are you trying to marginalise and publically humiliate me? I am dyslexic in one eye so how dare you draw attention to my affliction. I'm going to report you to the Editor you bigot...
That's curious bobbajob, my friend is dyslexic but he doesn't bracket transsexuals with vampires and demons or have inclinations to defer to American English;) However, I'm really sorry if my comment upset you and I had no intention of marginalising and humiliating you. Your spelling is actually correct as far as US English goes - the growth of Americanization (including words and phrases) just annoys me sometimes. I've nothing against Americans but British English has its own identity and I'd hate to see that obliterated. So in short, I'm sorry my response to your comment upset you, bobbajob and thanks for mentioning those films as I'll check them out - they sound really good. You don't need to be afraid of transsexual people as we are no different from you or anybody else.
everything british has been obliterated ,just look out the window or take a drive around town
[quote][p][bold]Katie Re-Registered[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobbajob[/bold] wrote: If you replaced the word transsexual with the word black or Jew it wouldn't sound any more offensive at all. Are you saying that the only vampire demons that are permissible are able bodied caucasions? Have you not seen Blade with Wesley Snipes, he was a Black demon/vampire and what about Simon Lewis in City of Bones, he was a Jewish vampire. As for you drawing attention to my spelling, are you trying to marginalise and publically humiliate me? I am dyslexic in one eye so how dare you draw attention to my affliction. I'm going to report you to the Editor you bigot...[/p][/quote]That's curious bobbajob, my friend is dyslexic but he doesn't bracket transsexuals with vampires and demons or have inclinations to defer to American English;) However, I'm really sorry if my comment upset you and I had no intention of marginalising and humiliating you. Your spelling is actually correct as far as US English goes - the growth of Americanization (including words and phrases) just annoys me sometimes. I've nothing against Americans but British English has its own identity and I'd hate to see that obliterated. So in short, I'm sorry my response to your comment upset you, bobbajob and thanks for mentioning those films as I'll check them out - they sound really good. You don't need to be afraid of transsexual people as we are no different from you or anybody else.[/p][/quote]everything british has been obliterated ,just look out the window or take a drive around town jimmysmith
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