The brother of a Moors murders victim has hit out at a woman who says she is being haunted by Myra Hindley’s ghost.
Alan Bennett said a video in which Jemma Leicester claimed the killer’s spirit was tormenting her family was
The 64-year-old, whose brother Keith Bennett was killed by evil Hindley and partner Ian Brady, said the controversial ghost hunting investigation was “bulls**t”.
“Myra Hindley revealed” was streamed on Facebook Live on Tuesday.
It showed what it claimed were Hindley’s “ashes” in a wooden trunk. The video sparked outrage, including from victims’ families. But Jemma, who is married to the nephew of second Moors victim John Kilbride, denied it was a publicity stunt.
She said her son was being stalked by Hindley’s ghost. She claimed: “He told me that he was seeing her face a lot. It was always in the same place, as he was walking up the stairs to go to bed.”
She added: “Other people might have been haunted by her.” Yesterday Jemma said: “All day today I have felt so calm, so relieved that it’s finally coming out, that the help’s coming.”
She added that “we were revealing her ashes, my story”.
Hindley and Brady were convicted in 1966 of killing five children and burying their bodies on Saddleworth Moor near Oldham.
Hindley died in jail of a heart attack in 2002. Brady died from heart failure in Ashworth Hospital two years ago. Ghost hunting team Project Reveal – Ghosts of Britain said it would “never” try to communicate with Hindley’s “ashes”, which had been safely locked away. The paranormal investigators finished by telling Jemma to see a priest.
Alan Bennett slammed the video yesterday. He wrote: “I’ve seen and heard a lot of Bull***t over the years, but the Bull***t I witnessed on the latest video from GOB(shi**s)… was too much and my attempt to keep calm about all this Hindley ashes nonsense was pushed beyond bearable.”
The Ghosts of Britain group was approached for comment.