A weekly newspaper published a double-page spread on ghoulish goings-on across its patch – despite the editor describing it as “total bollocks.”
Glenn Ebrey, of the Croydon Advertiser, gave the go ahead to a story on the haunted hotspots of South London to coincide with Halloween on Friday following a jokey newsroom debate about the credibility of paranormal phenomena.
The piece saw the Local World title team up with local historian John Hickman to tell spooky tales emanating from pubs, banks and even Crystal Palace FC’s Selhurst Park ground.
However Glenn took to Twitter to make his own personal views on the matter clear after giving the article the green light.
He wrote: “To prove the Advertiser is a democracy, I’m giving over two pages of Friday’s paper to something I’ve dismissed as ‘total bollocks'”.
He later added: “To clarify an earlier tweet, Friday’s story is a feature on Croydon’s Most Haunted.
“It’s well worth a read – I just don’t believe in ghosts!”
Glenn declined to add to his comments when contacted by HTFP. The feature can be read on the paper’s website here.