Look inside the Grey Street building staff claim to be haunted after seeing "half a body" on shift

Staff at a Grey Street building claim the site is haunted.Staff at a Grey Street building claim the site is haunted.
Staff at a Grey Street building claim the site is haunted. | Google
The city centre building has been the site of ghostly goings on for years.

Is is one of Tyneside’s most recognizable streets, but some workers believe there is more than just staff members at a Grey Street building.

That’s because the 200-year-old building is reportedly haunted by ghosts – including one missing the top half of his body.

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Visitors to 13 Grey Street have been shocked after encountering the ghost of “half a man”, who has been spotted roaming on the third-floor landing.

Paul Edwards, who runs businesses in the North East and Yorkshire, recalled a close encounter with the spirt on the latest episode of a podcast.

In 2009, Paul – who runs Edwards Commercial Cleaning Services – had a contract to clean the Georgian building’s communal space.

On the show Edwards claimed one worker called him during a clean at the building to inform he was staring at the spirit.

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“He described him as half a man, and that you could only see him from the waist down – he had trousers, boots and a long coat but that was it,” recalled Paul, who went to meet the staff member outside the building.

“He came out and he was as white as a sheet and shaking like a leaf.”

Upon chatting to the regular cleaner, she informed him that it wasn’t the only spirit – and that she had become so used to the sightings, she’d started to simply vacuum around them.

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Determined to find out for himself, Paul picked up a camera and had a look.

“I’m looking at the staircase and right in front of me is a circle – it is right in the middle of the staircase and it isn’t doing anything" he explained.

“I thought this had to be a reflection – but there was nothing to reflect it off.”

As he wondered around the property, he witnessed vanishing shadows and even more mystery orbs - but this time they were moving.

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One of the photos which claims to show the ghostly goings on. One of the photos which claims to show the ghostly goings on.
One of the photos which claims to show the ghostly goings on. | Harvey and Hugo

And he was left numb when a cleaner told him that she could see a child on the staircase.

15 years on, he’s now made the images public, which he claims shows both the orbs and a shadowy outline that he feels resembles a pair of bent knees.

Paul hass left the door open as to what he witnessed in the City Centre building years ago.

“I don’t know what we seen – but there was something strange going on.”

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The site, which was built in 1835 is well known to Historic England is now largely vacant and is in poor condition according to the preservation group. It is a Grade II listed building and a solution to the decay has been agreed.

The full episode of the podcast is available to watch here.

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