It was on the night of a full moon on October 24th, 1950 when 5 young men, all in their early twenties, decided they were going to seek out the ghosts that had been witnessed throughout the decades at an ancient barn that was said to have been a Saxon church. They would be accompanied by a reporter from one of the local Gloucestershire newspapers.
As well as the ancient barn, they would also be accessing the graveyard of the church in Leonard Stanley, a village near Stroud. The church had been part of a Augustinian priory and few buildings remain from that era. Although this hasn’t stopped the sightings of ghostly monks being seen. Even the previous vicar spoke of seeing the apparition of a monk on several occasions. Mrs Love, one of the oldest parishioners, had been sitting quietly in the church when she too, saw a figure in black robes cross from the direction of the vestry towards the pulpit, only to disappear when the figure reached the pulpit.