mediumsTerrified staff working at a clothes shop in Torquay were forced to call in a local medium after they became concerned the store was haunted.

It was reported that the strange happenings began after staff entered an unused storeroom. Around seven of the staff working in the fashion store New Look witnessed signs of a spirit presence while they were working including unexplained bangs, footsteps and whisperings.

Shop manager Lisa Jordan said: “That room is normally out of bounds but we had to unlock it because a health and safety visitor came to check it
out. Ever since then we’ve heard banging noises even though nobody is up there. When we’ve been in the stockroom we’ve heard footsteps coming down the stairs. We’ve even heard a strange swooshing that almost sounded like a disapproving sigh. One girl heard a whispering in her ear and she got so scared she ran into a table. Another of my girls felt someone breathing on their neck. It’s really weird and quite frightening.”

Nervous staff became so concerned that they took the decision to call in a local spiritual medium. Medium Linda said she felt the “energy of an elderly lady” and revealed to the staff that the storeroom was previously a bedroom, occupied by a widow when the building was used as a hotel around three decades ago.

The medium poured cleansing salt on the floor of the shop and advised staff to keep things friendly with the spirit in order to keep the peace.

Manager Lisa said: “Before she left, the medium asked us to put some flowers in the room as a nice gesture. When we checked on them later the flowers were on the floor and the cup we put them in was smashed. Thankfully it’s been fairly quiet since then so hopefully she’s made her peace with us.”

Although separate from the world that we live in, the spirit world is in constant interaction with us, and through mediumship we are able to consciously communicate with those on the other side.

The ways spirits can make themselves known are practically limitless, but as demonstrated in the case above, their presence is often communicated through whisperings, objects falling inexplicably and broken glass.

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