Apparently England’s cricket team are afraid of the ghosts that roam the corridors (and bedrooms) of the famous Langham Hotel according to a report in the MailOnline yesterday.
Currently playing a test against India at Lords, England team members and their wives and girlfriends are staying at the Langham in London, said to be one of the most haunted hotels in the world.
London’s Langham Hotel opened in 1865 and has been visited by several literary greats, including Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde and Arthur Conan Doyle but it seems they are not to blame for the panic.
The Langham makes no secret of its ghosts and says the most common sighting is of a man in Victorian evening wear in Room 333, who apparently appears only during October.
Another guest claimed to have seen the figure of a man in military attire standing by the window on the fourth floor, which is said to be the ghost of a German Prince who jumped out of a window before the start of the First World War.
It is also believed that Napoleon III, another former guest, haunts the basement of the hotel.
The MailOnline Sportsmail also reports that that a number of players have requested to move rooms, while some WAGs have refused to stay there at all during London Test matches this summer.
Cricketer Stuart Broad told the MailOnline reporter: "I’ve slept okay during the current Test (against India) but the Sri Lanka Test (last month) was not great,’ added Broad. ‘One night I woke up in the middle of the night, around 1.30am and I was convinced there was a presence in the room. It was the weirdest feeling.
"I turned the light on and looked online and could see Matt Prior was online, too. I went to his room and he said exactly the same thing! He was wide awake as well. Neither of us could sleep because we were so spooked out.
"Matt was in a twin room so I ended up sharing with him. I don’t know if it’s because we’re talking about it more that we sensing more is going on but it’s weird. It’s definitely caused a few sleepless nights."