Eyes down, ears shut! Ghostly singer’s wail­ing ru­ins bingo

Daily Mail - - News - By Chris Brooke

Weekly bingo and games ses­sions at a com­mu­nity cen­tre have been en­livened by a mys­te­ri­ous – and ‘ter­ri­ble’ – singer.

The man reg­u­larly sang over the speak­ers at the Darfield Com­mu­nity Cen­tre in Barns­ley when the bingo num­bers were be­ing called.

De­spite con­cerns they were be­ing haunted by a tune­less ghost, con­sul­ta­tion with a tele­coms ex­pert sug­gested a nearby res­i­dent was singing into a wire­less mi­cro­phone that used the same fre­quency as that used by bingo caller David Baker, 63.

The in­ter­rup­tions caused great hi­lar­ity among the 30 or so pen­sion­ers at­tend­ing the Tues­day af­ter­noon ses­sions which Mr Baker’s wife Chris­tine, 70, helps to run.

‘He has a re­ally ter­ri­ble voice, it sounds like an an­i­mal in dis­tress,’ she said.

Mr Baker had to stop us­ing the hall’s wire­less mi­cro­phone and shout the bingo num­bers in­stead. Mrs Baker said they think the singer was aware of what he was do­ing be­cause he would have been able to hear the bingo. He has now stopped.

Betty Hud­son, one of the bingo reg­u­lars, said: ‘We all thought it were ghosts ac­tu­ally. He were a rot­ten singer.’

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