The Smugglers Inn
Teignmouth Road, Dawlish, Devon
Many years ago, there was a horrific murder at this inn. A later proprietor bought some 18th century prints that depicted this hideous crime. The ghosts appear to have walked out of these pictures, with are still in residence at the Smugglers Inn. A live-in barmaid complained she could not sleep in her room because of ‘presences’. She described some of the ghosts as a group that came into her room at night. These were recognised as characters from those prints. A cook at the Smugglers was preparing a meal, when there was an unearthly scream. Four dinner plates shot off a wall cabinet, with landed on the kitchen floor without breaking. Two men installing an external television aerial reported they had seen something ‘horrible’ through an attic window.