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factually gather, study and disseminate evidence relating to Earth Mysteries, (e.g. Ley Lines, Terrestrial Energies and Ancient Site Anomalies), Strange Aerial Happenings, (e.g. Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs), and The Paranormal, (e.g. Spirit and Psychic Phenomena).

Farnham is said to be one of the most haunted towns in Surrey, and one day back in the Spring of 2004, it certainly lived up to it's reputation!

Don't Walk So Close To Me!
A true and accurate report of a probable ghost encounter in Farnham, Surrey, UK

by Hilary Porter



In the Spring of 2004, my partner Ken and I decided to visit Farnham as a part of our field researches.

The reason that we singled out Farnham is because its parish church is a significant landmark on the Pilgrimís Way, the ancient route from Winchester to Canterbury, something we are most interested in; parts of this building actually date back to the middle ages and it stands on foundations of a 7th-century Saxon church!

We headed towards St Andrew's via the West entrance, along a very old flagged pathway flanked by aged buildings: Apart from it's lovely Gothic revival stained glass window, we found the interior of the church itself quite standard and a bit boring to be honest; so we left and went to have a look around to see if we could perhaps spot any unusual architectural carvings outside; the two of us walked in an anti-clockwise direction along the pathway as we continued our exploration.

Where the track splits and meets the path coming in from Downing Street, we were suddenly joined by a very strange young woman who seemed to appear from nowhere and began walking directly behind us; so close, that if we had suddenly stopped there would definitely have been a collision!

We were both thinking how rude she was.

People were sitting on benches in the grounds, and some politely looked up as if to say 'good day' as we passed them, but we noticed they were not acknowledging the girl, only us.

We furtively glanced over our shoulders several times and became rather concerned.. not only because of her uncomfortably close proximity to us, but each time we looked, we saw that she was wringing her hands all the while; the girl was obviously distressed about something and we could even hear her breathing rapidly.

Just our luck I thought, to have a mad woman on our tails.

From what we could make out, she was dressed in something like a 1970's overcoat which had a fitted waste.

Ken and I continued on the upper path round the Church, hoping to get back out onto West Street and perhaps shake off this girl following right behind us; the situation was rather getting silly, so we stopped, (half expecting her to clip our heels when we did so), as we had whispered between ourselves that we were going to confront this person and ask her to either pass by or kindly desist from walking so close to us; but to our shock and amazement, when we turned around we saw that she had vanished!

Next, we quickly ran back to the Church grounds and checked everywhere, but the girl was not to be seen.

Later, we conducted some internet research hoping to find out whether anyone else had ever reported a similar experience for these parts, but couldn't find anything that exactly matched; however, we discovered the legend of how back in the 1970's, a young woman had climbed the tower of St Andrew's Church, Farnham and threw herself off to her death... although apparently, there is no official record of the claimed suicide.

Was this the very same girl that we had seen?

For us, our strange encounter was simply too much of a coincidence for this not to be the case.