A NEW book which lifts the lid on the strange history and unexplained incidents within a small North Shropshire cottage is now available to buy at Whitchurch’s only independent bookshop.
Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage written by award winning investigative reporter Nic Outterside is a true account of ghostly riddles, the supernatural, unsolved mysteries, skeletal discoveries and unexplained incidents.
Originally published on 16th October, as a paperback book and Kindle e-edition, it has until now only been available to buy online at Amazon, where it quickly became a best-seller in its genre.
Now it is also available to buy at BookShrop in Green End, Whitchurch – the town’s popular independent book shop.
The book includes testimonies from more than half a dozen people who lived in the Whitchurch cottage over a period of more than 30 years. It also includes the author’s own story of the paranormal activity he and his family encountered while resident in the same house.
Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage has been painstakingly researched and written over a period of a six years.
Nic explains: “I did not believe in any so-called hereafter nor did I believe in ghosts or spirits.
“I had been an investigative newspaper journalist for more than 28 years and by the very nature of my work had to deal in hard proven facts.
“But all that changed when my family and I moved into Plympton Cottage in Whitchurch in June 2013.
“From the moment my wife broke her leg in a hidden hole in the garden less than 20 minutes after the removal van arrived, each day was potted with what I can only describe as paranormal activity.”
But a eureka moment occurred on Monday 13th January 2014.
“By chance on that day I discovered that seven unidentified skeletons had been found buried in the grounds of our home,” says Nic.
“The unexplained occurrences in the cottage did not cease, but now we began an investigation as to when the bodies were buried and what became of the skeletons, because no-one seemed to know.
“My book documents not only the 18 months we lived in Plympton Cottage but also the investigation which followed,” he adds.
Bones – the Mystery of Plympton Cottage is still available as a large format paperback from Amazon priced £7.99 ($9.94)
A Kindle e-book edition of the book is now also available worldwide for £2.99 ($3.88)