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By Kim Reader


This is the moment former Big Brother babe Charlie Doherty screamed she had ‘sh** her pants’ when something literally went ‘bump in the night’ during a vigil at the UK’s ‘most haunted pub’.

Former stripper Charlie was left quaking in her boots after a mystery bang on a late-night ghost hunt at 15th century boozer The Black Horse in what is said to be the country’s most haunted village of Pluckley, Kent.

The eerie footage shows 32-year-old Charlie sat in front of a mirror wearing black skinny jeans and a figure hugging black top when she claims her reflection starts to change.

Things then take a shocking turn when a loud bang – believed to have been made by the spirit manipulating Charlie’s features – sees the reality star let out a shrill scream and cling to ghost hunter Rebecca Palmer in fear.

Charlie joined paranormal investigators Rebecca, 34, and Sean Reynolds, 34, as they explored The Black Horse on October 17 for their TV show Ghost Dimension.

Charlie said: “I’m really interested in the paranormal which is why I wanted to do the hunt with Sean and Bex. I definitely believe in ghosts.

“A few years ago my parents lived in the big house and we were all sure it was haunted. Once I was going around taking photos and I captured this ghostly face staring in at me through the window.

“I showed my mum and neither of us could explain it. It was so creepy.

“I was quite frightened at first but it was nice going around all the secret rooms, especially as I’ve been to the pub before.

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“They were telling me about the spirit being trapped in the crystal and I didn’t want to touch it. I was just thinking, ‘as long as I don’t get possessed by something it’ll be okay’.

“The last room was really creepy. It was so weird being sat in front of the mirror and I could see my face being distorted. My eyes were going all weird and squinty and my nose was getting longer.

“I don’t know what was going on. At first I thought it might be my mind playing tricks on me but there was this really eerie feeling in the room. There was definitely some other energy in there.

“Then there was suddenly this bang. It was so loud and it definitely came from in the room but it wasn’t made by anybody in there. It was so weird.

“It really freaked me out, I jumped out of my skin. It gave me this really creepy feeling. It’s hard to explain, I just wanted to get out of the room.

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“As soon as I left the pub that eerie feeling was just gone. There is definitely something going on in there. Even though it was scary, it was such a great experience.

“I would definitely go on another ghost hunt, I think everyone should experience it. It must be such an amazing job.”

Dating back to the 1470s, the Black Horse pub was originally a farmhouse and still has many of its original features.

For decades staff and visitors to the tavern have reported sightings of a small child and a mischievous phantom that steals people’s belongings.

It is even believed that a grandad who once lived in the old building murdered his granddaughter and hid her body in the walls.

Dad-of-three Sean said: “Inside the Black Horse we investigated three of its most active rooms and we took a very special item with us – a spirit trapped inside of a crystal.

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“The final room we investigated is known as the secret room inside the pub and is accessed by a hidden door.

“Many people have investigated this room and practised witchcraft here. It was in this room where things started to heat up.

“Charlie could feel and see her facial features changing and we played some om music in an attempt to increase the levels of paranormal activity.

“We were then able to hear footsteps in the room as if someone was joining our investigation and then out of nowhere something banged so loud on the floor and we were all terrified beyond belief.

“Was it the spirit in the crystal taunting us, the granddad trying to make us leave, or perhaps it was something related to the witchcraft that has been carried out in the room.

“One thing is for sure, it was a bone chilling experience had by all.

“We believe that we had summoned something paranormal to join us and it really did make itself known that night.

“It’s not surprising with it being the UK’s most haunted pub, in the UK’s most haunted village. Maybe one day Ghost Dimension will return and investigate even more of this haunted village.”