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Sweet Jesus! Confectionery store declares it’s not haunted

Sweet Jesus! Confectionery store declares it’s not haunted

Nigel Parrott, above, has put a sign in his Great Yarmouth sweet shop telling ghost hunters that the only spirit they are likely to find there is that of Jesus.

The dotty Christian was reacting to the fact that his 18th century shop – Sweet Dreams – had been listed in a ghost walk as one of the town’s haunted properties.

According to this report, people kept coming in and asking about apparent ghoulish goings-on in his shop.

Parrott said that, as a Christian, he needed “to set the record straight” by putting a sign in the window refuting the presence of anything spooky. The sign displayed in the window is addressed to all his “wonderful customers” and states that Jesus is the only spirit in his shop.

While he could not rule out the building had once been haunted, it certainly wasn’t now, he said. He said he had had to clear out some paraphernalia left by previous occupants a year ago including a Ouija board and tarot cards.

He said he was “absolutely amazed” at the response and interest which had gathered pace as Halloween loomed.

I was not annoyed by it, I just wanted to make sure people knew that when a Christian comes in and Jesus is present no darkness can stay. People have been generally supportive when I have explained.

Parrott said he has since received an apology from the ghost walk organisers and that he had reminded them of the account in 1 Samuel 28 where stricken King of Israel Saul consults a medium.

They have undertaken to remove the shop from future ghost walks.

Parrott told Premier Christian Radio :

What caused me to put the poster up was the fact I had, in the early part of the summer, people coming in saying they had been on the ghost walks and my shop was one of the most haunted shops in Great Yarmouth. But Jesus came to bring light to the world and cast out darkness – in light no darkness can hide.  When Jesus came to 13 Regent Road in Yarmouth all other spirits were overcome.

The BBC reports that ghost tour guide Maddie Iliff claimed the shop had a history of unusual activity.

Iliff claimed a paranormal investigation was done on the building several years ago, before Parrott perched himself in the premises.

There were strange reports of people being touched, in a Ouija board experiment things moved, and people were seen in windows.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

23 responses to “Sweet Jesus! Confectionery store declares it’s not haunted”

  1. barriejohn says:

    Humbug! Another Christian without a sense of humour and with no sense of proportion!

  2. Angela_K says:

    The plus side of this idiot putting that silly poster up is that it serves as warning to the rational that the owner is a fruitcake best avoided.

  3. Broga says:

    Ah! How sweet and innocent.

  4. Stephen Mynett says:

    As a shop owner I would be pleased with the free publicity, it is likely a lot of people visiting would feel they should buy something and churches are usually pretty good on cashing in on the gullible.

    What about a nice candy crucifix or some rose-hip rosaries to provide a sweet option to seeing off all the ghouls that seem to be prowling other parts of Great Yarmouth

  5. gert says:

    Who’s more fucking stupid … those that think ghosts actually exist or this jackass who is convinced that his imaginary buddy has driven evil away. Sweet Jesus!!!

  6. Stephen Mynett says:

    I used to really like these sweets but wonder whether an Imp would go against this nutter’s beliefs.

    https://www.oldestsweetshop.co.uk/mighty-imps

  7. barriejohn says:

    Stephen Mynett: Is this the sort of thing that you had in mind?

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/NOVELTY-EASTER-TRADITIONAL-CROSS-lillies/dp/B00U7V0L42/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid=1507900856&sr=8-13&keywords=edible+cross

    “And all in the best paaassible taste!”

  8. Stephen Mynett says:

    They would be perfect BJ, the white of the flowers would be the perfect background for a bit of Jesus’ dripping blood.

  9. barriejohn says:

    Angela: Christians don’t have sex.

    S.Mynett: Old Sayings Updated (No.12,396).

    Where there’s faith there’s brass

  10. Angela_K says:

    @barriejohn. You could be right. A loopy christian I engaged in conversation told me his god decides when a woman gets pregnant; must be that “virgin” birth stuff.

  11. barriejohn says:

    Angela: There are no unplanned pregnancies with God! This writer claims that this thought originated with him, but I heard it many times:

    https://jeffmikels.org/posts/there-are-no-unplanned-pregnancies/

  12. Stephen Mynett says:

    Very true BJ and also: “Where there’s religion there’s muck.”

    Had a quick glance at Jeff Mikels verbal garbage. I find it hard to believe these people are serious, in fact it is very frightening that they are.

  13. AgentCormac says:

    Does he sell whine gums?

  14. Vanity Unfair says:

    It would have been good manners for the “Ghost Walk” organisers to have warned that the shop would be included and to have advised to their patrons not to bother the owner. The notice in the window is tasteful and literate- although I should have used a colon, not a semi-colon. It does, however, read like the reassurance given to new residents in the first reel of a horror film.
    I have to agree that there are no ghosts in the shop. To be fair the last three words in that sentence are otiose.

  15. Stonyground says:

    Mr Duke, are you perhaps finding your stories on the ‘Angry People In Local Newspapers’ website?

    https://apiln.co.uk/

    Regarding this guy, he is obviously an idiot, There used to be ghosts here but Jesus kicked them out, yeah mate whatever. The apiln story mentions that he also has a problem with Halloween. He owns a sweet shop and is against Halloween, that is like a guy who owns a toy shop being against Christmas.

  16. barriejohn says:

    Stonyground: Funnily enough, I nearly posted a comment here the other day warning everyone that the Christians must already be winding themselves up for a burst of righteous indignation over Hallowe’en. This story was forwarded to Rev. Barry by me. Angry People in Newspapers was not my source, though (funnily enough, again) I do get their updates, and very funny they are – especially when the angry people are pointing!

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-4PDqk0B912Y/Ut2DpTIOOAI/AAAAAAAAh2k/fV3XQMukrak/s1600/0000.JPG

  17. Barry Duke says:

    Speaking of hallowe’en, BarrieJohn, check out Creationist Ken Ham Wants To Make Sure Kids Have The Crappiest Halloween Ever.

  18. barriejohn says:

    Barry: “Trick or Trick”. That’s a good one!

  19. Robster says:

    Well this is fun, a selection of absurd delusions fighting it out.

  20. 1859 says:

    Ghostly gobstoppers and jesus jelly beans
    Sweets galore for superstitious fiends!

  21. Stephen Mynett says:

    I wonder if he sells Liquorice allsorts, they could be a bit dodgy as I am sure some Evangelical bampot can equate the allsorts bit with LBGTQ+.

    I used to be very fond of them so will pop out and buy a packet just in case the religionists do find them offensive.

  22. AgentCormac says:

    What he really needs is a gobstopper.

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