Simon Gregson’s home was haunted by Victorian homicide victims.
The 48-year-old actor – who has performed taxi driver Steve McDonald within the ITV1 cleaning soap opera ‘Coronation Road’ since 1989 – lives in Cheshire together with his spouse Emma Gleave and recalled seeing a ‘girl in white’ cross his touchdown in 2011 earlier than discovering the “tragic” story of 1893.
He informed The Every day Mirror newspaper: ‘It was a Saturday evening and my spouse Emma was out however I heard somebody strolling round at 1am. I believed Emma had gone dwelling however I known as and bought no reply. L I known as and he or she mentioned, ‘I am nonetheless exterior, do not inform me you noticed a girl crossing the touchdown… I noticed her final evening.’
The cleaning soap star – who has sons Alfie, 15, Harry, 13, and seven-year-old Henry with Emma – went on so as to add that her eldest son had began seeing the identical ghost in addition to the spirits of one other lady and a person and after calling Discovery+’s paranormal specialists present “Superstar Assist!” My Home Is Haunted’, was shocked to find that the Wilmslow tragedy had occurred so near his dwelling, that he witnessed a younger lady named Sara-Ann murdered in her sleep by her stepfather William Value for having a child exterior the marriage, moments after he mistakenly killed his spouse Susanna, who was mendacity subsequent to her.
Months earlier, Simon had downloaded a spirit field app onto his telephone in hopes of detecting a ghost and, in an odd coincidence, was launched to the identify Sara.
He mentioned: ‘In the future, he got here downstairs, saying he noticed a girl with a guide searching the window. After that, issues bought worse for him. He noticed a male head come out of the door.
“A reputation got here up as one of many responses and it was Sara. We did not hear that identify once more till the crew got here to the home and informed us about Sarah-Ann. The spirit field additionally mentioned the phrase ‘learn enchanted’, and he or she was killed in mattress. It was a horrendous tragedy, we simply thought it was such a horrible and unhappy story.
“It was attention-grabbing that the ghosts had been sporting white nightgowns. It ties into what specialists found in regards to the historical past of the realm and was backed up by a newspaper article from the time.”
Since unraveling the thriller surrounding ghosts, the previous ‘I am A Superstar…Get Me Out Of Right here!’ the contestant defined that the spirits seem to have “moved on,” however famous that the home appeared “empty” with out them at first.
He mentioned: ‘Alfie nonetheless sees issues out of the nook of his eye so possibly there’s one thing lingering knocking. However the remainder of us did not see something. ‘ empty. However I am glad they moved on. Issues do not miss that a lot.