Thomas Whitchurch-Bennett - sees ghost of Percy Lambert who died there in a car crash in 1913
Type of Spiritual Experience
It could be fear, it could be isolation, but it was definitely high emotion of some sort
A description of the experience
Although I have never seen a ghost my Grandad Thomas Whitchurch-Bennett experienced 2.
His first experience was when he worked for a local authority repairing roads. He would stay onsite overnight in a caravan heated by a cast iron stove and have his dinner in a nearby pub. His first night on a new site getting ready to go for his dinner and the stove was on to warm the caravan.
He describes feeling a sudden drop in temperature even though he stoked the stove on full blast. He saw a pale face looking in through a window and he went to see who it was. He couldn't find anyone and went back inside and the caravan was now hot as a furnace.
He thought nothing of it and went for his pub dinner. He asked if anyone had come looking for directions or local kids coming to play on the site and no one knew anything. One of the locals said he would walk back with him as the dog wanted a walk. When they got near the caravan the dog froze and wouldn't go any further its hackles raised. The local man said that that proved it. The site was haunted by the ghosts of a traffic collision between a bus and a car.
After the second world war he got a job as a night cleaner for BOAC at their offices in brooklands racetrack. As he crossed the track from one office to another he heard the sound of a racing car even though no one raced any more and it was night.
He could hear the engine growing louder as the car approached but he couldn't see anything. With the roar of the car right on top of him he feared for his life and felt the wind of the cars passage. Looking back he saw the vague shape of an old racing car which vanished and the sound ceased. He pulled himself together and went to his site.
His colleagues saw him and said he looked like he had seen a ghost. He told them what had happened and they told him it was the well known ghost of percy Lambert who died there in a crash in 1913.