Borlee Rectory--Gasp!!

As a rational human being, I take reports of supernatural events with a lot more than a grain of salt. My cousin Eric, however, constantly talks about visions, ghosts, “shadows”, and such otherworldly prattle. Despite this, he is a pretty good guy, and usually clear-headed.

Everytime I subtly suggest that just perhaps there are natural explanations to all these what seem to me silly beliefs, he brings up a place in England called “Borlee Rectory” (my spelling may be off here, but I think this is close). He says that there has been conclusive proof of spiritual activity there, and even the biggest sceptics have acknowledged that this place just isn’t right.

Therefore, all the other supernatural things might be true as well. Sigh.

I’m visiting my relatives again on Memorial day, and I’d love to have some “de-spiriting” info on this place. My internet searches yielded no results. So. Wise Friends:

  1. Is there such a place?
  2. If so, what’s the straight dope on it?


Check out

Or this slightly more skeptical site

All I could think of when I saw those pictures was this conversation:

Hamlet: Do you see yonder cloud that’s almost in shape of a camel?
Polonius: By the mass, it is a camel indeed.
Hamlet: Methinks it is like a weasel.
Polonius: It is backed like a weasel.
Hamlet: Or like a whale.
Polonius: Very like a whale.
Of course, Hamlet was having Polonius on.

Wow, Lance. Thanks for the info! Unfortunately, bells ringing, flying bricks, melancholy nuns, and headless coachmen are just up my credulous but nice cousin’s alley. That first site kind of even gave me the creeps.

I wonder why the horror movie about this place has never been made?