Peer into the paranormal activity on Old Town’s cobbles

Olde Kings Arms High Street, Hemel Hempstead
Olde Kings Arms High Street, Hemel Hempstead

Hemel Hempstead’s very own ghostbusters are hosting a series of haunting jaunts next month.

Members of The Enigma Paranormal Society are inviting believers, the curious and the downright skeptical to join them on two guided ghost walks through the Old Town.

The spooky tours will delve into the High Street’s rich history – and are free to join.

The society, which currently has around 10 members, meets regularly for everything from supernatural investigations to a night at the movies, and is in the process of building a brand new website.

Enigma spokesman Keith Hughes said: “People will hopefully get to see a ghost or a ghoul, but they can definitely learn about the history of some of the well-known buildings in the Old Town.

“The Olde Kings Arms is reputed to be one of Henry VIII’s haunts, and there was even a paranormal investigation back in the 1990s which had some good results.

“It’s a lot of fun, and very seasonal with Halloween just around the corner.”

The walks will be held on Mondays October 6 and 13, with all participants asked to meet outside the town library o n Combe Street at 7.30pm.

The Olde Kings Arms – which also holds the infamous picture of the White Lady believed to be the ghost of Anne Boleyn – is one of the stops on the walk, along with neighbouring pub the White Hart which has been associated with ghostly goings-on due to the killing of a man in its stairway.

For more on the society or its ghost walks, call Keith on 07940 006282, or visit the work-in-progress website at www.enigmaparanormal.page.tl.