Paranormal Links - Robin of Spookwood
TIS NOW THE VERY
WITCHING TIME OF NIGHT
HAMLET ACT 111
CHAINED TO ALL THE
PLACES THAT HE NEVER WISHED TO STAY
Over the past few years reports of paranormal
phenomena at Robin Hood's Grave have been reported to the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society.
One of the earliest stories was from an elderly lady who used to visit her aunt in
Hartshead many years ago. She and a friend often heard Robin calling for Marian over
Kirklees, which was just down the hill, and on one occasion they found a silver arrow near
According to Uri Gellor, this famous vampire hunter who wishes to remain anonymous is the most famous vampire hunter of the twentieth century. This claim to fame came about largely due to the his investigation into the Highgate Cemetery vampire in the nineteen seventies, which earned him a great deal of fame and notoriety ! At that time, he was a lord, reputedly descended from the charismatic nineteenth century poet, Lord Byron, to whom his lordship bore a striking resemblance in those days .
During the Kirklees Vampire investigation, Otley artist and psychic invetigator Evelyn Friend tried to exorcise the evil vibrations in the area by blessing the ley lines which originated at the grave-site. These ancient lines of mystical power were discovered by the Yorkshire Robin Hood Society in 1986 they stretch from the grave to Hartshead Church, The Three Nuns Inn, Castle Hill at Huddersfield and Alegar Holy Well in Brighouse.
The Vicar of Brighouse, the Reverend John Flack was asked to perform a blessing service over the grave, but was taken to task by his bishop and had to withdraw his offer. Shortly afterwards, his church was vandalised for suspected occult purposes. Two other local bishops were asked to intervene and use their position to press for a blessing ceremony , but both declined to be involved in no uncertain terms. In fact, they were decidedly not amused and completely disassociated themselves from the entire situation, and strongly advised Miss Friend and the rest of the ghostbusters, to leave well alone. Blessings indeed ! Whatever next?
The mystery of Robin Hood's Grave remains unsolved at the present time, though it is far from forgotten. We would be very interested to hear from anyone out there who can suggest how we deal with this very peculiar and frustrating situation. In the meantime, the deterioration of Robin Hood's Grave and Kirklees Priory Gatehouse continues.