31 Days of Spook – Story Submission

15 Oct

Hey my sweet friends.  Today, we have another guest story submission.  This one is from my friend Molly.  Do you know her?  If you don’t, you are so missing out on a very sweet and entertaining pup.  Please make it a point to visit my friend Molly – tell her that Bacon sent you.  Here’s her story submission – I hope you enjoy.  Try not to get too scared my friends 🙂


As it is ‘Shocktober, we thought today we’d bring you a story from bizarre spooky London. So heading off to Pond Square, Highgate we will recount the story of the ghostly chicken.

Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626) was a politician, a writer and a philosopher who also dabbled in some well, unusual scientific experiments when he wasn’t hamming it up. He was a pioneer in the theory that refrigeration might be used as a means of preserving meat. On a bitterly cold January morning in 1626, Bacon decided to put his theory to the test by purchasing a chicken, having it slaughtered and plucked. He then proceeded to stuff its carcass with snow. Opps looks like this chicken just got a licking. Such a fowl way to die!  Ironically Sir Francis Bacon caught a severe chill as a result of his experiment and was taken to nearby Arundel House (a poultry excuse for a hospital) where he was placed in a damp bed and he died shortly afterwards from suffocation.

Ever since then, there have been frequent reports of a phantom bird, resembling a plucked chicken, that appears from nowhere and races round the square in frantic circles, flapping its wings and noiselessly clucking away. What is a haunted chicken called? A poultry-geist! Terence Long was crossing Pond Square late at night in 1943 when he heard the sound of horses hooves and the low rumble of carriage wheels. Suddenly, a loud raucous shriek, split the silence, and the ghostly chicken appeared before him. It then proceeded to run frantically around and then vanished into thin air. In the 1960’s a motorist whose car had broken down encountered the same apparition. Fearful that the bird may be harmed and in need of help he approached it, only to have it disappear when he turned away. A courting couple in the 1970’s, had their ‘peck’ on the cheek interrupted by the chicken who suddenly dropped from above landing next to them. In recent years, however, sighting of the featherless phantom have been few and far between and it might just be possible that its restless spirit has finally ’gone to the light, and accepted it’s part in the scientific breakthrough for which it gave its life. Cluck , cluck where did I pluck this from, is it a load of cock & bull I hear you say? Finger lickin good!


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26 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Story Submission

  1. The Canadian Cats

    10/15/2014 at 2:40 am

    hahaha…..Though this story was scary it was also very funny. Well done Mally.


    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 9:37 am

      Snorts – sweet Molly did a great one on this story. ❤ it! XOXO – Bacon

  2. Molly The Wally

    10/15/2014 at 6:24 am

    Thank you for hosting our spooky story from old London town. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 9:42 am

      Thank you my sweet friend for letting me use this story. It was great! XOXO – Bacon

  3. onespoiledcat

    10/15/2014 at 6:24 am

    A very weird, spooky but rather giggly tale of horror!!!

    Hugs, sammy

    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 9:42 am

      Yes it was! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Reilly & Denny

    10/15/2014 at 6:55 am

    A poultry-geist! – chuckles – we like that

    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 9:42 am

      Snorts – me too. I thought it was great! XOXO – Bacon

  5. easyweimaraner

    10/15/2014 at 7:11 am

    I guessed it… snow is not really the best stuffing. I will visit that Pond Square… it must be the paradise were the chicken appear from nowhere and land nearly in your mouth … bet my mom would run away, she is a chicken too…butt unplucked…or unplugged? thanks for a scary butt tasty story!

    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 9:43 am

      unplucked or unplugged huh brother? Now that is too funny. Your poor mom. Snorts. Great story indeed. XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        10/15/2014 at 9:48 am

        please mark this place on our travel list, when we are allowed in the cabin of an airplane, brother :o)

      • PigLove

        10/15/2014 at 9:55 am

        Will most certainly do brother! XOXO – Bacon

  6. Lori Fontanes

    10/15/2014 at 8:23 am

    What the cluck?! I’ve seen some scary chicken-like food in my day but that one takes the coop!!!

    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 9:43 am

      Snorts – ❤ so very true! XOXO – Bacon

  7. evilsquirrel13

    10/15/2014 at 11:20 am

    If my next batch of fried chicken I eat suddenly disappears, I’m going to be very upset…

    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 12:37 pm

      Snorts! I think mommy will too. XOXO – Bacon

  8. guineapigsqueak

    10/15/2014 at 1:40 pm

    Oh how punny, even if it did send shivers down our spine!
    Mop’s now groaning behind me at my shocking attempt at humour. Shocking, gettit? It’s halloweeeeeek!
    Pip xx

    • PigLove

      10/15/2014 at 1:44 pm

      Snorts – rolling around laughing. That is too funny my friends. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Nylabluesmum

    10/15/2014 at 5:56 pm

    MOL a poultry-geist!!!! We find dat bery punny fer shure!
    Diz storey cuud ‘take wing’ n fly….hehehe…
    Lub Nylablue n Mum too
    (singin “Me feelz like Chickin tonite; chickin tonite…”)

    • PigLove

      10/16/2014 at 9:07 am

      Snorts! That is so funny. That’s exactly what we had for dinner last night – chicken tonight – chicken tonight. Snorts -you have the bestest sense of humor my snuggle bear!! XOXO – Bacon

  10. Marty the Manx

    10/15/2014 at 9:40 pm

    Molly you and your Poultry-geist gave us a good giggle! Thanks Bacon!

    • PigLove

      10/16/2014 at 10:49 am

      Snorts – you are so welcome my dear friend. This was a great story for sure! XOXO – Bacon

  11. gentlestitches

    10/16/2014 at 3:16 am

    HaHa! A punny, scary and informative story! Well done! 😀

    • PigLove

      10/16/2014 at 11:08 am

      Snorts. It was great! XOXO – Bacon

  12. Nylabluesmum

    10/17/2014 at 8:58 pm

    Me n Mum allwayz makez eech other laff…..
    Ya gotta have a sense of humour ’cause Life can bee anyfing butt funny…… 😉
    Lub Nylablue ❤ ❤
    Pee ess: We iz watchin "Fawlty Towerz" n Basil Fawly iz 'bout to do da Funny walk…Mum iz gonna laff ….dere she goez…..hehehehehehehe!!!

    • PigLove

      10/18/2014 at 8:48 pm

      Snorts. I agree my sweet friends. We have to have a sense of humor. We definitely have one here at the Hotel Thompson. Snuggle hogs and snout kisses my dear girlfriend. XOXO – Bacon


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