Most Haunted’s museum visit

Most Haunted's Yvette Fielding.
Most Haunted's Yvette Fielding.

Skegness museum is set to receive national exposure courtesy of popular paranormal reality TV series Most Haunted.

The Village Church Farm, in Church Road South, will take the starring role in Sunday’s episode of the hit show.

The programme sees a team of people investigating sites of purported paranormal activity. They are led by presenter Yvette Fielding, who has recently been spooked by other critters, in the ITV series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Recording at The Village Church Farm took place earlier this year and came after producers approached the museum about potentially visiting the site, which is home to Skegness’ oldest house.

Sue Shelford, site manager, said: “The fact that the Most Haunted team picked up on our building was very exciting at the time.”

Sue said she and others at the site have experienced otherworldly goings-on there. “I try to switch off from it all,” she said. “I think if I tuned into it too much, I would be running for the hills.”

Sue described the Most Haunted team as ‘fantastic’ and ‘lovely people’, he said she hoped the national TV exposure would help attract more visitors to the museum, a registered charity.

“There are so many people who have lived here all their lives and don’t know about the oldest house in Skegness,” she said.

An added boon of the Most Haunted filming visit is that the museum will be able to sell recordings of the episode to help raise funds for its operation.

Of Sunday’s episode, a spokesman for Most Haunted said: “The team get more than they bargained for as objects move and strange noises are caught on camera, including the best electronic voice phenomenon response to date.”

Sunday’s episode is due to air on Really at 10pm. Find it on Freeview channel 17.

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