I was talking to my dad the other night, and he told me a story. This happened in his town, in a shop just a few streets away from his house. A street my parents walk down all the time. A street I’ve walked down many times too.
Earlier this year, the Olden Ewe antique shop in Winner Street, Paignton, Devon, bought a wardrobe for £350. Since then, the shop’s owner, Linda Bell, her staff, and her customers have reported some strange goings on.
The wardrobe was prone to opening its doors, even when they were locked, and customers reported having trouble closing them, as if someone were pushing them from the inside. There have been reports of cold spots, the sensed presence of a young girl. The wardrobe even sent two mediums running from the shop in fear.
The shop has also been experiencing serious poltergeist activity, with mirrors being smashed, furniture being overturned, lights flicking on and off, and string being strung from item to item around the shop.
Needless to say, they were very keen to find a buyer for the wardrobe, which sports the carving of a Satanic head on its door. The wardrobe has actually been sold to a museum, although the local news sites don’t say which one.
I’ve asked my parents to find out for me, and we’re hoping it’s Torquay museum. I’m headed down there for Christmas, and it would be great to have the opportunity to see it. I’m not going to go looking for Narnia in the back of this one though.