Coronation Street Cast Fear Ghosts Haunt The Show’s Set!

Cast and crew believe the place is haunted by the spirits of long-dead dock workers after a string of mishaps at the site.

It seems there have been some uninvited extras on Coronation Street since it moved to its shiny new set – ghosts.

Cast and crew believe the place is haunted by the spirits of long-dead dock workers after a string of mishaps at the site.

Street chiefs last year moved the ITV soap’s set from the centre of Manchester to a £10million production base at Salford Quays.

It is next to the Manchester ship canal, where many men lost their lives during its construction and operation from 1894 onwards.

A show source said: “It may sound far-fetched, but people are openly saying the site is haunted.

“Every time something goes wrong the cry goes up, ‘We are cursed.’

“At first it was seen as a joke but believe it or not, some have convinced themselves it is true.

“It has even been suggested, albeit lightheartedly, that an exorcist should be invited on to the set.”

Since the move, the show has been hit by a flu outbreak, it was trounced at the British Soap Awards last month by EastEnders and there has been an exodus of stars including Craig Charles, Alison King, and Chris Gascoyne.

The source added: “It just seems to be one thing after another.

“Whether it is down to ghosts or just bad luck, we could certainly do with a change of fortune.”

Cast members believed the old Corrie set, built on the site of a cemetery, was also haunted.

The ghost of Pat Phoenix, who played Elsie Tanner until her death in 1986, was rumoured to have roamed the cobbles.

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/coronation-street-cast-fear-ghosts-5799410

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Co-founder & lead investigator of Paranormal Encounters. I've experienced the paranormal all my life, having encountered ghosts, angels and demons. I live in a haunted house and when not exploring and researching the unknown, I enjoy single malt Scotch whisky & potato chips (though not necessarily at the same time).