The story of the “Walkerville Ghost” or much more typically acknowledged as the “De Deur” ghost has been around in our region for a handful of a long time. As it takes place owing to currently being informed by so numerous various persons rather a handful of variants are acknowledged to exist and the details have become a minor blurry. The tale of the De Deur ghost beneath is the most widespread version.
It is stated that if you generate down Boundary Road, De Deur, on a incredibly dark evening and flash your headlights (or a torch light-weight) 3 occasions a headless motorcycle rider will show up and drive previous you at a wonderful speed. In accordance to some you have to be parked on the actual web-site of the old farmhouse in advance of any glimpse of the De Deur ghost can be witnessed. The tale goes that there as soon as stayed a regional farmer who had a stunning daughter. He was pretty protecting of her and so discouraged all doable male suitors. There was lad in town whom she experienced an eye on and he usually zoomed up and down that road with his noisy bike. Afterwards on he grew to become suspicious of her nightly routines and was fearful that she may be sneaking off to her lover as shortly as he experienced retired to mattress.
He was never ever ready to catch them together and confront their romance no make any difference how carefully he watched her. So he resolved to established a entice for the youthful person in buy to scare him off for excellent. He strung a piece of wire across the highway involving two trees on a moonless evening. The wire was set at close to chest height and the goal of the entice was to knock him off his bike.
The sign to her lover was that she would flick her bed room mild 3 situations and then he would know that the coastline was distinct and that he could appear and gather her. That night she slipped from her mattress right after her father had fallen sound asleep and signaled her lover. Unaware of the threat, the younger person sped across the highway on his way to his appreciate. As he approached the house the wire caught him throughout the neck and he was promptly decapitated.
Some other variations condition that the lover did without a doubt acquire his girlfriend and that the wire decapitated them each. For the lovers of the ghoulish the now well known “De Deur Ghost Residence” has come to be a common location for seeking to entice the headless motorcycle rider into making an overall look. They flash their car or truck headlights or flashlights a few times in hopes of a ghostly physical appearance. From time to time while, the true Ghost of De Deur’s lights will be replaced by flashlights carried by local neighborhood look at customers or even the Law enforcement. They like to enjoy along and scare drunk or nervous city folks witless by their light-weight screen. People who claim that they have certainly seen the De Deur ghost, report only a shiny mild flashing by at great velocity.
The deserted property was lately demolished by a religious youth group who decided to “set the spirit totally free”. Extremely very little remains now of the De Deur ghost home after the groups demolishing act. Upon investigation, a relatively old spoil can be noticed from the road but this is not the ghost property. The old home’s ruins are barely noticeable any more. We did find some remnants about 100 meters back again from the road, but it is tricky to explain to whether or not this was the dwelling in concern, or ruins from an older farmhouse or its outbuildings.