Watch: Ten ghostly figures have materialised in a York park – and they’re proper spooky!
If you go down to the park today, you’re sure of a big surprise.
Or ten surprises to be precise – because that’s how many ghosts have mysteriously materialised in York Museum Gardens…
They are not easy to spot – because, like most ghouls, you can see right through them!
Close to the art gallery you might find a kneeling knight. A Victorian gentleman is said to be seen near the tower. There are rumours of monks, a Viking – even a cat and a squirrel.
And a jilted bride has been known to haunt the gardens’ wedding venue, the Hospitium!
Ghosts In The Garden is a wonderfully spooky addition to the park for Halloween.
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The brainchild of Carl Alsop of the York BID (Business Improvement District), the wire figures have been created by York company Unconventional Design.
And they have been added to the gardens in partnership with York Museums Trust as part of the BID’s Halloween offering.
This also includes Through The Window – the spooky Hansel and Gretel walk-through experience now open at York Station – and the Monster Invasion, where you track the spooky characters around the city via the York Quest phone app.
A wonderful setting
The eerie, translucent figures will remain in Museum Gardens until 7 November.
Carl said: “They’re peeking out from the bushes and trees.
“So enjoy a walk through the gardens – but look out for what’s lurking there during what looks like being York’s ghostliest Halloween yet!”
Steve Williams, garden manager at Museum Gardens, told YorkMix: “It was fantastic to work with the York BID in the delivery of these amazing sculptures.
“It’s such a wonderful, historic setting, with 2,000 years worth of history within the 12 and a half acres of the garden. What place would be better to display this series of ghostly apparitions in York?
“There will be a different experience every time you walk through the gardens, as the light changes.
“I’m hoping for a bit of foggy weather because I’ll make things particularly spooky!”