It would seem that the Exchange Hotel isn’t haunted by the ghost of Kenneth Edmund Kinsela, or any member of his family.
One of the daughters of Kenneth Edmund Kinsela, Rhonda Jones came forward after an article appeared in the Lithgow Mercury.
”He was never a drinker and was very meticulous,” Mrs Jones said, “So there was no way it was him who left them in the pub.”
The third last child of seven daughters and two sons, Mrs Jones said that it was one of her brothers that had lost the dog tags.
Greg Kinsela was working at the Friskies factory as a fitter and turner about five years ago and took the dog tags with him.
“I was staying at the pub when they were doing the extension and I had the dog tags with me for some reason,” Greg said.
“I misplaced them and told Brian the publican but I think that the cleaners may have found them and just put them in the box.”
Mr Kenneth Kinsela trained as a pilot in Wagga Wagga but never saw active service.