The Scarborough Ghost ~ Handmade One of a Kind Ghost - The Grey Friar ~ Friendship

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THE SCARBOROUGH GHOST! ~ The Grey Friar ~ Friendship

~ One of a kind Ghost ~ Handmade in Scarborough

Each Scarborough Ghost is made by hand with real black Onyx gemstone eyes. They are signed on the underneath with my initials.

Packaged in a black gift box made from recycled card with a hand-folded double-sided leaflet which includes installation instructions, the terrifying tale of The Black Friar Monk 'Old Tom' who is said to haunt the streets of Scarborough Old Town and a Scarborough 'Map of Ghosts' featuring 12 of the most famous haunted sites in Scarborough so you can go on your own spooky adventure!

Place your Scarborough Ghost on a shelf or window sill where your ghost can protect your home from more troublesome spirits!

Have you met all The Scarborough Ghosts? Which colour will you pick?

White Ghost ~ The Original Scarborough Ghost - Based on Walter Vaultergeist the very first Scarborough Ghost. This ghost is the one in charge of all the ghost gang and a little bit bosy! He’s good for protection from any type of negative energy in your home.

Grey Ghost ~ The Grey Friar - A very friendly and helpful ghost whose haunting spot is Friarage School ~ number 2 on The Scarborough Map of Ghosts.
He stands for friendships of all kinds and helps if you ever feel lonely.

Green Ghost ~ Cackling Witch Jenny Nicholson, she haunts The Church Street Steps which is number 9 on the ghost map. She stands for power, magic and good luck, but be warned she can go missing on nights when the moon is full!

Pink Ghost ~ Lydia Bell who haunts number 3 on the ghost map ~ Blands cliff and Bell Mansion.
She is a hopeless romantic and stands for love. She likes nothing more than watching a good period drama or Poldark re-runs.

Purple Ghost ~ Piers Gaveston - He would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that he’s Scarborough’s most famous ghost! He haunts number 11 on the ghost map, Scarborough Castle.
He’s very glamorous and a little bit pompous and prefers to be housed in either a stately home or a grand apartment with sea view. He stands for wealth and prosperity.

Blue Ghost ~ Captain Appleyard, he haunts the Lighthouse number 6 on the ghost map. He’s a jolly soul who likes nothing better than singing sea shanties and drinking rum. He stands for Joy and finding your voice.

Orange Ghost ~ George Fox who is one of the ghosts haunting Scarborough Castle, number 11 on the map.
George is righteous and Brave and will help you find confidence, strength and courage.

THE STORY OF THE SCARBOROUGH GHOST

Back in 2019 I moved back to my hometown of Scarborough on the East Coast of England in North Yorkshire and opened up a shop called The Ivy Cavern in the vaulted chambers under the towns historic market hall.

Built in 1852 the market hall sits on the site of a much older street market that dates back to the medieval times and is home to spooky stories of grey, white and black friars haunting the area (the remains of one of the friar monks from the nearby Friarage was said to be found on-site whilst the market was being built) It wasn't long after opening my shop that I started to experiance afew spooky going's on myself, including a possible glimpse of the old market caretaker called Charlie - who is meant to haunt the vaults - one afternoon during lockdown when the market was closed to the public.

This gave me the idea that Scarborough should have it's very own ghost to celebrate the rich history of the market and the Old Town beyond. So one day back in 2020 the very first Scarborough ghost was created originally known as a 'Vaults Ghost' I named him Walter Vaultergeist. Soon I made more ghosts and started to sell them in my shop, strangely the first day I displayed the ghosts all the water mysteriously 'jumped' out of the water feature in my shop (no crack could be detected!) who knows if it was ghostly going's on or faulty electrics!

In 2023 I moved out of the vaulted chambers of the Market Vaults and up to the main market hall on the mezzanine floor, to celebrate I made a new updated ghost called The Scarborough Ghost complete with ghost map.

Wishing you many happy hauntings!

Follow the adventures of Walter Vaultergeist the very first Scarborough Ghost on instagram and Facebook @thescarboroughghost

Each ghost is handmade so varies in size but are approx 8cm height (the box measures 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm)

Please note the listing is for just one of the ghosts pictured

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