Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

A Midsummer Night's Haunt

One of my very popular Haunted walks is taking place on Friday 23rd June.

Most of these walks are in the Winter, or at least Autumn and Spring, when the nights are dark.

But “A Midsummer Nights Haunt” is right in the middle of the year, on Midsummer Eve, otherwise known as St. John’s Eve.

This, by long European tradition, is one of the most haunted nights of the year, rivalling Hallowe’en as the most haunted night of all.

On this night, the borders between the land of the living and the land of the dead became blurred and indistinct, so that it is easier to move from one to the other.

If you are going to see a ghost, this is one of the most likely times.

“A Midsummer Night’s Haunt” starts outside the mediaeval St. Mary de Castro Church in Leicester at 10pm on Friday 23rd June. Tickets are 3.50 on the night, and 2.50 when paid for in advance.

But I would strongly advise not leaving it until the night itself. Tickets are selling very quickly, and I may well have to call a halt before the night.