England cricketers spooked by spirits in London
England's cricketers may have an excuse if they aren't playing their best at the London Test matches this summer – they're losing sleep because of ghostly goings-on.
The team has been put up at the luxurious Langham in the centre of the capital, but a number of players have complained about the presence of what could be spirits in their rooms at night, the Daily Mail has discovered.
Bowler Stuart Broad said his bathroom taps started coming on in the middle of the night for no reason.
"I turned the lights on and the taps turned themselves off. Then when I turned the lights off again the taps came on. It was very weird."
It really freaked me out. I know Moeen Ali's other half won't stay there because she's so frightened of the ghosts. I'm telling you, something weird is going on," he continued.
Broad admitted he even ended up sharing a twin room with Matt Prior at one point because he felt he could no longer sleep in his own accommodation.
The Langham declined to comment on this particular situation, but its website admits that the hotel is home to as many as seven potential spirits, including a German doctor who reportedly killed his wife on their honeymoon before taking his own life.
It also reveals that BBC radio announcer James Alexander-Gordon experienced the ghostly presence of a man wearing Victorian evening wear back in 1973, resulting in him fleeing his bed.
Anyone who has read The Shining by Stephen King – or seen the Stanley Kubrick film adaptation – will know just how spooky old hotels can be. After all, with so many people coming and going, there is bound to be a spiritual residue left over for newcomers to experience.
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