A daughter claims council workers are refusing to look after her 87-year-old father because the house where he lives has up to 20 ghosts.
Carers are expected to visit John Humphries at his home in Wotton-under-edge, Gloucestershire, three times a day.
But his daughter Caroline claims staff are also too scared to visit and will now only enter in pairs after dark following reports they felt an invisible force trying to grab them.
The 53-year-old, who grew too afraid to stay in the haunted family home and moved out, said the house was so scary that Gloucestershire council signed off on the cost of care and told her she wouldn’t have to contribute towards the cost.
The ancient Ram Inn, which is grade-II listed, was first mentioned in the Domesday book as going back to ‘time immemorial’.
It is believed the home was once used by priests to keep their slaves but has been a private property since 1930.
John, a retired baptist, who bought the house for £2,600 in 1968, says he has lived among the spirits for many years but despite being scared of them he will never move out.
Caroline claims visitors have complained of an invisible force attempting to grab them and hearing screams from an invisible child.
She said: ‘The carers have said that they hear things moving around when they are in the house and that their clothes have also been tugged. They also feel sudden cold drafts which has contributed to the situation.
Caroline claims staff are also too scared to visit and will now only enter in pairs after dark. Pictured: A red image of a room in John’s home
The ancient Ram Inn, which is grade-II listed, was first mentioned in the Domesday book and has an ancient grave (pictured) in one room
Caroline, pictured in the family home, says her father has been woken up several times and has had ‘spirits’ pulling him out of bed by his legs
‘When we first got carers in to help with my dad, they were arranged for 10am, 1pm and 7pm each day. But within a week we got told that the carers were too scared.’
Caroline says council workers started visiting her father five months ago when he left hospital after breaking his femur.
She claims he has been woken up several times and has had ‘spirits’ pulling him out of bed by his legs.
Caroline, outside of the home, claims visitors have complained of an invisible force attempting to grab them and hearing screams from an invisible child
Caroline said: ‘There’s other times that he’s been woken up by the racket going on in the house and he’s been worried about burglars – I’ve even seen the drawers being lifted up into the air and dropped down the stairs.
‘My dad has been a religious man all of his life and he believes that the spirit might be the Holy Ghost, so is willing to embrace living there.
‘But I live away from the house and have put CCTV cameras into the property to keep an eye on my dad. I’m very afraid of angering the spirits by messing with their environment.’
Gloucestershire County Council and Stroud District Council were contacted for comment.
Both refused to comment on individual cases.