St Luke’s church in Liverpool or known locally as the ‘bombed out church’ has been left standing in ruins as a reminder to all of the bombings of World War II.
The ruins are stunning especially if you like Gothic architecture and if you like haunted locations, Liverpool’s, St Luke’s Church has its very own ghostly tale.
The Ghost of St Luke’s in Liverpool
In December 1991 on a foggy evening, a family parked up on Bold Place at the back of the church to go Christmas shopping when the father noticed that his 6 year old daughter had vanished. The family searched the grounds of the church worried sick after hearing her shout ‘Daddy’. The fog was growing thicker all the time and after retrieving a torch from the car, the father climbed up onto the ledge of the window and shone the torch inside. All he could see was rubble scattered about and no sign of his daughter. Whilst climbing down, the mother heard faint organ music coming from inside the church. At this point the family left the ruins and ventured to a police station to report their missing child and hurriedly returned to continue searching the grounds.
After about twenty minutes, they returned to their car and then spotted a tall man wearing a top hat and a long black coat come out of the grounds of the church holding the hand of their daughter. He told the father to accept his apologies for any distressed cause before returning back towards the rear of the church and disappearing.
What the daughter revealed when questioned is scary. She claims that an old woman wearing a shawl had dragged her into the church by her hand and that there were lots of strangely dressed people inside. The old woman had put her hand over the girls mouth when she had screamed for her father, but this man had taken the child from the old woman and returned her to family.
To read the tale in full, please visit Tom Slemen’s website by clicking here.
I’ve also read a number of reports about hearing faint singing and organ music coming from the ruins.