Sep 6 2007 by Roland Hughes, Daily Post
A TEAM of ghostbusters spent the night at the side of a road dubbed North Wales’s “most haunted” looking in vain for spooks.
Drivers on the A541 between Wrexham and Mold have reported strange sightings for a number of years.
As a result, the crew of scientifically-minded ghost investigators decided to probe the claims.
The team shivered through the small hours peering into the darkness and monitoring their specialist ghost-detection equipment but got nowhere.
Despite the setback, the crew have promised to return for a second attempt.
A group from the Ghost Hunters Anonymous (Ghanon) group spent around eight hours overnight at the road, near the Plas Teg country house near Pontblyddyn.
Using specialist equipment, they attempted to explain numerous strange sightings – with little luck."
Co-ordinator Kevin Griffiths-Boden said: “It is well-known that this road is supposedly haunted, going back years and years.
“There have been a lot of crashes on this road, usually involving one vehicle, and what people have said is they saw white shapes coming out of the road.
“They feel they have run something over, they stop, and there is nothing there. And it is next to Plas Teg, which is a notorious haunted spot.”
Ghanon have investigated a number of locations in North Wales and North West England in recent years.
They use equipment including a digital CCTV system triggered by movement, and an electromagnetic sensor which registers changes in magnetic fields.
Kevin, an IT support manager by day, said: “We don’t want to disprove anything – we really want something to be paranormal, but we have to be realistic.
“We go looking for a temperature change or any anomalies.
“None of us found anything, but the reality is that, most of the time, nothing will happen.
“The more we do though, the more likely it is we will spot something.”
Kevin is now appealing for anyone who may have witnessed something paranormal on the A541 near Plas Teg to contact him.
Ghanon can be reached through their website, www.ghanon.org