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Last Updated: Tuesday, 26 July, 2005, 13:52 GMT 14:52 UK
Cornwall 'boosted' by spooky tag
PST members at Bodmin Jail
Paranormal investigators on a recent case at Bodmin Jail
Tourism leaders in Cornwall are hoping to cash in on a new survey which has found Cornwall to be the spookiest place in the country.

The survey has identified an area, that includes Penzance, which it is calling the Cornwall Triangle.

Jamaica Inn, Bodmin Jail and the Dolphin Inn are just some of the haunted sites found there.

South West Tourism welcomed the report saying it will help add to the overall mystique of the area.

Chief executive Malcolm Bell said: "I'm sure it will add to the attractiveness of the area.

I've always said it's the sort of the place where there are plenty of strange occurrences.
Ian Addicoat, Paranormal Research Organisation

"There are people who are interested in the paranormal who would come down here but might not have gone to Swindon or Coventry if it [the spookiest place] were there."

Ian Addicoat, president of the Paranormal Research Organisation, based in Penzance, said: "I wouldn't be surprised at all. I've always said it's the sort of the place where there are plenty of strange occurrences.

"There is so much history in the area - land of legend, gritty ghost stories and there are people who come here, and places like Tintagel, and base their holidays down here."

The survey was carried out on behalf of Sky Travel.

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