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MYTHS of the midlands; back in time.

BILSTON Wolverhampton WHEN local miners were troubled by a subterranean spectre in the late 18th century, they called in a ghost buster nicknamed White Rabbit. The exorcist told the miners to go down the pit at midnight, where their leader should hold a Bible in his right hand and a key in his left, while reciting the Lord's Prayer backwards and forwards.

The men were aghast when their incantation had no effect and the ghost reappeared, advancing angrily towards them. At that point one of the men realised that their leader, nicknamed Caggy because he was left-handed, had the Bible and key the wrong way round. As soon as he swapped hands and said the words, the spook vanished.
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Publication:Sunday Mercury (Birmingham, England)
Date:Aug 13, 2006
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