Platts Stile on the footpath from Wymondham to Edmondthorpe was said to be haunted. Within living memory, said Roy Palmer in 1985, children were told not to pass that way after dark for fear of experiencing the feeling of being hit by a heavy money-bag. When they asked why, they were told that two men had quarrelled over money there and come to blows, and one was killed. The dead man’s ghost haunted the spot and gave passers-by the sensation of being struck. One man going that way despite the warnings was sent staggering by a heavy blow on the back of his neck. When he reached his friend’s house at Edmondthorpe, he found a big red mark there. ‘Oh,’ said his friend, ‘that would be the ghost of Platts Stile.’



Haunted England : The Penguin Book of Ghosts – Written by Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson
Copyright © Jennifer Westwood and Jacqueline Simpson 2005, 2008

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