Titanic Captain Edward John Smith's Ghost Haunts His Childhood Home
A couple are hoping to sell the house where the Titanic’s captain was born - despite it being haunted by the doomed vessel’s skipper.
Former residents of the 19th century Victorian property - the birthplace of Captain Edward John Smith - are convinced they’ve seen the ghost of the ship’s master in the bedroom.
The previous owners of the house even reported a mysterious flood in the kitchen and an ICY chill in the dining room.
Captain Smith, who was among 1,500 people who died when the Titanic struck an iceberg a century ago, lived at the house until he began his naval career as a teenager.
Married couple Neil and Louise Bonner paid £35,000 for the two-bedroom property in the Hanley area of Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs, in 2002.
But after renting it out for the last decade, the couple say there have been a number of ghostly sightings and 'spooky goings-on'.
Freelance writer Mr Bonner, 64, said: 'Some years ago we had a single chap living in there and he rang up one day convinced he had seen the ghost of the captain.
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