The weekly newspaper for the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, the Western Telegraph
, reports that among the phenomena
are “printers printing when not plugged in, keyboards turning upside down overnight, furniture being moved, items flying off walls and a haunting smell of bluebells wafting through the rooms.”
There are rumours, says the Telegraph
, that the building is haunted “by the spirits of two maids who lived in the attic.” The girls are said to have hanged themselves after both became pregnant.
“The tragedy is said to have happened when the bluebells bloomed, and the building now smells eerily of the flowers,” says the report.
One source who has been researching the building is quoted as saying: “It’s quite true, it’s a very scary situation, staff are not willing to work there at night at all. It’s worse now than ever.
“Over the years when they used to light fires there, they would go out with a bang for no reason. It must be especially frightening for someone new starting work there.”
Shaun Sable, of paranormal investigation team Pembrokeshire Beyond, is quoted as saying: “It would be quite exciting to go down there and see what’s happening.”
The Wintern Day Centre, which is in the small town of Fishguard on the West Wales coast, is run by Pembrokeshire County Council, whose spokesman said: “Members of staff at the centre have reported some strange activity and unusual noises.
“Although there have been no further reports in the past month, the council has arranged for the building to be inspected in order to reassure the staff working there.”