Ghost sighting Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire. INFORMATION WANTED/u/OscarL2004

The Paranormal | February 16, 2023

Ghost sighting Ilkley Moor, West Yorkshire. INFORMATION WANTED/u/OscarL2004

Hello. I have decided to make a Reddit account to share my story and hopefully gather more information surrounding the sighting. When I was around 9 or 10 years old (now 18) I was a part of one of the local Cub Scout groups in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK. One of the activities we would partake in would involve travelling onto Ilkley Moor at dusk to do various activities and walks. On one of these occasions we were walking back down from the moor behind the White Wells Spa-house (a spa frequented in the Victorian era by residents and tourists alike). Just as it was turning dark me and a friend begin to hear strange rustling in the thick undergrowth and begin to get nervous given our young age at the time. I look to my left and see what appears to be the head of a pale clown (one of the old-timey ones with a pointed hat with pom-poms attached). Startled and scared I panic and begin running with my friend following. Eventually we make it to the car park at the bottom of the moor where my dad is waiting to pick me up. I tell him about what I believe I saw and he tells me to draw it for him. Obviously slightly freaked out, he tells me to try to forget about it and try to get some rest. Time goes by and we forget about it. About a year later my dad gets a book for his birthday featuring pictures of Ilkley from the Victorian era. Low and behold there are photos from white wells due to its popularity at the time. One picture in particular features a troop of clowns that would preform not far from what I saw who matched the exact drawing I had done for my dad. I had never seen or heard of these before then. I do not usually believe in paranormal things but for me this is unexplainable. Any more information on the troop of clowns on Ilkley Moor is welcome. Thanks.

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[link] [comments]Hello. I have decided to make a Reddit account to share my story and hopefully gather more information surrounding the sighting. When I was around 9 or 10 years old (now 18) I was a part of one of the local Cub Scout groups in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK. One of the activities we would partake in would involve travelling onto Ilkley Moor at dusk to do various activities and walks. On one of these occasions we were walking back down from the moor behind the White Wells Spa-house (a spa frequented in the Victorian era by residents and tourists alike). Just as it was turning dark me and a friend begin to hear strange rustling in the thick undergrowth and begin to get nervous given our young age at the time. I look to my left and see what appears to be the head of a pale clown (one of the old-timey ones with a pointed hat with pom-poms attached). Startled and scared I panic and begin running with my friend following. Eventually we make it to the car park at the bottom of the moor where my dad is waiting to pick me up. I tell him about what I believe I saw and he tells me to draw it for him. Obviously slightly freaked out, he tells me to try to forget about it and try to get some rest. Time goes by and we forget about it. About a year later my dad gets a book for his birthday featuring pictures of Ilkley from the Victorian era. Low and behold there are photos from white wells due to its popularity at the time. One picture in particular features a troop of clowns that would preform not far from what I saw who matched the exact drawing I had done for my dad. I had never seen or heard of these before then. I do not usually believe in paranormal things but for me this is unexplainable. Any more information on the troop of clowns on Ilkley Moor is welcome. Thanks. submitted by /u/OscarL2004 [link] [comments]

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