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many towns and cities, Lancaster and Morecambe have their fair share
of ghosts, although many of them inhabit local public houses, which
does make you wonder just how genuine some reports are.
However, in the true spirit (sorry!) of keeping an open mind and to
document our area's ghostly goings on, this section will detail local
ghost stories and sightngs.
Information welcome: send to firstname.lastname@example.org
GHOST WALKS OF LANCASTER
Ghost Walks of Lancaster take place through the
year: for information, check our What's
a review of a Ghost walk here.
• The Golden Lion, Lancaster
The Golden Lion public house on Moor Lane in Lancaster is reputed to
be where the condemned were allowed to partake of a final drink before
being publicly hanged on the moors above the town. Local legend tells
of the spirit of a nun, who provided succour to the poor victims, who
still walks the premises and further stories tell of a secret tunnel
existing somewhere in the cellar. Do the spirits of the infamous Lancashire
Witches still return to haunt this place? In April 2006, Morecambe
Paranormal Investigations -- a local group studying incidents of
an alleged paranormal nature -- went along to find out. Read
SPOOKY LOCAL LINKS
ON THIS SITE...
• Lancashire Witches
• Spooky Paths
• Morecambe Paranormal Investigations
Formed in January 2004 by a group of friends who shared a general interest in paranormal phenomenon. The aim of the group is to study incidents of an alleged paranormal nature, basing our research methods upon the scientific principles of observation and measurement of data. To this end the group is registered with the Society for Psychical Research.
• Lancaster University Pagan Society
• The Lancashire Lantern: A Ghost Story
How a mistake by scientist Richard Owen caused a fright among Lancaster's townspeople
Friendly and public-spirited extra-terrestrials can be sure of a warm welcome in Lancaster & Morecambe. You'd be the first, so greetings!
Arrival: We have a lovely quiet airfield at Cockerham. All our coastal stretch has excellent landing sites. Get yourself landed, and while you bang in the chocks we'll get the kettle on. The whitish, woolly creatures are sheep. They are harmless.
Accommodation: Should you have any special environmental requirements just have a chat with our boffins at Lancaster University who will do their utmost to set you up with a comfortable habitat. Or check out our visitors' accomodation guide.
Food & Drink: The area has diverse food production methods in operation and hopefully we can satisfy any special dietary requirements, although it's wise to book ahead to avoid disappointment. If in doubt, bring a flask and some of your homemade butties.
We have numerous breweries and are sure to have a recipe to your taste.
Check out our Guide to eating out in the area.
Vegetarians and Vegans widely catered for.
Quarantine. We'd hate for you to catch a cold. Making each other ill could be an awkward ice-breaker. See our health section for more info and advice.
Things to do and see. You've come to the right place. University city Lancaster and its sister seaside resort Morecambe have a vibrantly diverse and tolerant population and there are attractions and events to suit all tastes, moods, pockets and access requirements (on which we particularly pride ourselves). If you are a Dalek you will cope. And if you feel a pressing need to zap somebody you can do it at the Morecambe Megazone. Lots of events are free and a bona-fide ET would probably get in free anyway.
Inexperienced travellers often keep comparing everything they see to what they remember from home. But what if things are very different?
Well this is what travel is all about. You certainly don't have to buy into everything you come across but try to keep an open mind and see things in their own context.
You may find some aspects of this disturbing at first. Or exciting. This is sometimes called 'culture-shock'. It's very common in globe-crossers in every direction so ETs may well be bemused. It's important to give yourself time to get your head around all the changes before jumping to conclusions. And please don't take it personally.
A different culture and setting can be a wonderful opportunity in the discovery of self. Some people say you can't solve your problems by running away from them, but if they're only problems in the place you leave, maybe you can.
Friends. Friendship is very important to us. Mutual interests can help to form a bond. There are lots of local interest groups where you can join others in a common cause. To make friends, check out our wonderful events calendar where you can find a very wide range of gatherings to suit (almost) every interest and ability. Many of our local conspiracy theorists have been expecting you and meeting you should really brighten them up.
Adult Lancastrians express their sexuality in many ways, as is their lawful right and custom.
A handy rule of thumb is to remember that as an adult you are responsible for your own behaviour and its consequences. In the North it is easy to run short of essential Vitamin D (from sunlight) and so we need to bare some skin and soak it up when we get the chance. In many cases we have made an art from necessity. If you are suddenly seeing body parts you have only previously come across in your special interest magazines, remind yourself that all body parts on all humans, regardless of condition, are private and exclusive and must be respected as such. That way we can all get on with our lives in mutual trust. Don't stare, it's considered creepy.
Strict rules apply to the onlooker. If you find someone pleasing to your eye, remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder and do not interpret this effect as a sexual invitation. You must ask clearly before proceeding. Circumstances change and consent can be withdrawn again at any point. Without mutual consent by all parties involved sex cannot legally proceed in the UK.
A person who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs or has a mental disability may not be considered legally capable of giving valid consent.
Refusals, given with good or bad grace, must be immediately honoured, without any ungraceful displays of anger or pique, even if it hurts. Chin up, as we Brits say. If you can't trust yourself to do that, hang back and seek professional advice today. It is harassment to physically or verbally sexually pester an unwilling person and may give rise to life-changing legal consequences.
Precautions against infection or unplanned parenthood are necessary for all parties as sex is how humans make babies. Human babies grow and learn slowly and require many, many, many long and costly years of intensive care and training before they can function independently, if ever.
Precautions may require a little private or team practice to get used to. But it is tragic for humans to have sex 'with' beings they don't feel even a little protective toward, or who don't feel protective towards them and could result in herpes. We would like your stay at our end of the galaxy to be a comfortable one.
Now you are all set for your visit!
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