The Prospect Inn, Exeter

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The Prospect Inn, Exeter

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The Quay, Exeter, Devon

  • It is not only is this 17th century inn well haunted. However, also there are ghosts on the historic quay outside. There have been several incidents of a poltergeist. It makes its noisy presence felt in the pub, with crashing sounds as beer barrels roll over in the empty yard. An annual ghost appearance on Christmas Day is a phantom teenaged girl dressed in Victorian clothing. She is smiling and holding a rag-doll. However, on another occasion, she appeared mid-summer. She terrified an electrician who was working in the pub. A woman, entering the Prospect Inn, heard the sound of horses’ hooves behind her. Then she saw a flat backed Victorian style cart drive towards the nearby Customs House. She disappeared into the wall. A yet more exotic haunting is that of a phantom Viking ship, sailing up the River Exe towards this quay, with a longhaired warrior standing in the prow, waving an angry fist.


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