Thursday, June 23, 2011

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5: Ghost Sites In The United Kingdom

                When I was writing my book, one of the main sceneries is Great Britain. Why? There's a huge sh*tton of ghosts there, according to the people. It's one of the most haunted places, supposedly, so why not write a bit about some places I read about? Let's see...

5: Arundel Castle

                 A restored medieval castle founded by Roger de Montgomery, on Christmas Day, 1607, which was damaged in the Civil War and was restored in the 18th-19th centuries. It is the principal seat for the Norfolk Family. 

                 The spirit of the First Earl of Arundel, the builder of the castle, still haunts the Castle's Keep. Another woman who jumped off a tower after having her heart broken appears in moonlit nights wearing a white gown. There's also a "Blue Man" in the library, said to be a cavalier.

                  A white owl appears sometimes, and is said to be an omen of death of an inhabitant of the castle. There's also a servant who was beaten to death, who stayed in the kitchen scrubbing pots and pans. Once a footman saw him and got close to him, when suddenly he disappeared. 

Yeah, man, that's uh... not creepy at all.

4: 50 Berkely Square

                   The most haunted house in London, 50 Berkely Square has seen some wicked stuff. It was built in 1770, and from that year to 1827 it was home of Prime Minister George Canning. It was unoccupied from 1859 to 1880. Since 1938, it was owned by Maggs Bros, some antiquarian book dealers. 

                    So, why's this the most haunted house in London? Easy. It was built over a plague pit, a mass grave where victims of the Black Plague were buried. Once, a maid was found up in the third floor, stiff with fear. Something there made her go mad. Once, a guest who was skeptical about the whole thing locked himself in the same room for the night, and was to ring the bell once if he was comfortable, and another if he was disturbed. He rang once, and after a pause started ringing frantically. Once the family heard it they rushed into the room and saw his corpse on the bed. People have also said that they've seen a shapeless, hideous being which left them repulsed. 

-Well, that doesn't seem so bad, does it?
-coooooome innnnnnnnn
Of course, eerie wind voice!
3: The Borley Rectory

                    The Borley Rectory, a house built near Borley, gained a reputation as the most haunted house of England. Take that, Berkely! So, the first thing they saw here was the ghost of a nun. When the family tried to talk to it, she disappeared. People saw a bunch of stuff there, like a coach driven by two headless horsemen. In 1928, the rector, Harry Bull, son of the original owners, died. Another family moved in, and the wife, while she was in the kitchen, found the skull of a young lady in a brown paper package. 

                     There were also these servant bells whose strings had been cut, which kept ringing and ringing. Stones started throwing themselves, messages appeared in the mirrors, and the family hired a paranormal investigator. It didn't work. 

We call this one Albino.

2: Hampton Court Palace

                     Yup, the castle where our old ladies's man, King Henry VIII lived. Here's a small list of ghosts that haunt the place...

  • Cardinal Wolsey

  • Anne Boleyn: Second wife, beheaded for alleged adultery. Seen as lady dressed in blue or back.

  • Jane Seymour: Third wife, mother of Edward VI, who died during or shortly after childbirth. (Sources conflict) appears on the anniversary of her son’s birth, carrying a lit taper.

  • Catherine Howard: Fifth wife, beheaded for alleged treason. Her shrieks are heard; her phantom, seen. A man saw a ghostly hand wearing an elaborate ring knocking on a door. This was the ring Catherine wore in a royal portrait. King

  • Dame Sybil Penn, Grey Lady of Hampton Court Palace: King Edward VI’s and Queen Elizabeth I’s nurse. Died of smallpox. After Sybil’s tomb was disturbed, sounds of a spinning wheel were heard. When Hampton Court was searched for the noise’s source, a hidden chamber containing a spinning wheel was found. Her ghost has been sighted as a lady dressed in grey.

  • Archbishop Laud: Beheaded for treason. His headless ghost stalks Hampton Court.

  •                           Yeah...he had a way with women.
    Dude, medieval con's over. Get out of here.

    1: Raynman Hall

                             While this place isn't the most haunted, it's one of the most famous. Why? The Brown Lady. There's no doubt about it, you've seen her photo before. One man tried to get near to her, and noticed that she has empty eye sockets. She went through him, and he said he felt a sort of chill. Lady Dorothy, a.k.a. the Brown Lady, as I said, could have the most famous ghost photo of all time. 

    Dat ass.
                               There you have it, a bunch of English ghosts. There's a whole lot I left out, so I could write about this later on. So check back when you can. Have fun scaring the hell out of yourselves, see ya.