GHOST WATCH

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Good Housekeeping (South Africa) - - T R AV E L -

THE GHOST OF GOVER­NOR PI­ETER VAN NOODT on the bat­tle­ments at the Cas­tle of Good Hope in Cape Town. He’s said to have died of a heart at­tack in 1681 af­ter be­ing cursed by a man whose hang­ing he had com­manded.

THE GHOST OF ‘DADDY’ WEST, a one-legged light­house keeper re­ported to haunt the tower of Green Point Light­house.

THE FLY­ING DUTCH­MAN GHOST SHIP sighted off Cape Point on stormy days and nights.

THE GHOST OF FRED­ER­ICK EKSTEEN, son of the owner of Tokai Manor House in the 1880s. He died ac­cept­ing his fa­ther’s wa­ger to ride up the stair­case and into the din­ing room at a party. When the bell was rung to sig­nal mid­night, the star­tled horse fell down the stairs and Fred­er­ick broke his neck.

THE UNIONDALE HITCH­HIKER, who some claim was picked up in the Lit­tle Karoo, only for her to van­ish mid jour­ney. She’s said to be the ghost of Marie Roux, killed in an ac­ci­dent on the N9 in April 1968 while driv­ing with her fi­ancé, on their way to tell her par­ents of their en­gage­ment.

HIGH­WAY SHEILA, be­lieved to be the ghost of a girl killed in a car crash on Hig­gin­son High­way in Dur­ban, where some swear she wan­ders still, caus­ing ac­ci­dents.

THE SEVEN GHOSTS HAUNT­ING THE MOUN­TAIN PARK HO­TEL, a Tu­dor manor house in Bul­wer, KZN. They in­clude a child­min­der, Ruth, seven-year-old Mathilda and Wisp the dog.

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