Thorpe Park allegedly suspends six workers for contacting the dead

Posted Sunday, October 18, 2009 11:37 AM | Contributed by Cropsey

Spooked bosses at Thorpe Ppark have suspended six members of staff and called in an exorcist after a late night seance on their top horror ride sparked a string of ghostly happenings. The park is investigating and has suspended the employees.

Read more from The Sun.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 12:24 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

That's hilarious.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009 3:00 PM
rollergator's avatar

"The Sun" apparently is one of the more tabloid-y papers. Rev. Fanthorpe was ummmm, a dead giveaway. ;)

Funny nonetheless...and that Saw building could make for an insanely good haunted attraction.

Sunday, October 18, 2009 3:11 PM

Nice publicity stunt.

Monday, October 19, 2009 7:19 AM

I was thinking the same thing, Gator - "Fanthorpe?"

"You seem healthy. So much for voodoo."

Monday, October 19, 2009 8:10 AM

Oh great! It's gonna be a new musical "Phanthorpe of the Opera!"

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Monday, October 19, 2009 3:30 PM

All we need now are the neighbors to start complaining that the spirits are too noisy.

Monday, October 19, 2009 4:07 PM

rollergator said:
"The Sun" apparently is one of the more tabloid-y papers. Rev. Fanthorpe was ummmm, a dead giveaway. ;)

I have no idea how true the story is (yes, The Sun is quite notorious), but in the interest of accuracy I need to point out that the Reverend Lionel Fanthorpe does exist and is a paranormal investigator among many other things.

I'm actually inclined to wonder if there isn't some truth to the story. If they wanted to go completely over the top, they could've got some complete whack-job like Kevin Carlyon, King of the White Witches of Britain. (King of media whores and embarassment to witches everywhere is more like it.)

Monday, October 19, 2009 4:18 PM
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^Now THAT is where reality proves stranger than fiction. :)

Sure looked like a simple "we want free press" from Thorpe....based on our day there, the last thing that park needs is more patrons. Now, I'm starting to wonder, and more than a little confused, as to where the line begins to blur between "real-reality" and "publicity-seeking propagandized retelling of events". ;)


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