2009-11-01

Haunted Old England

Here are (awe!) some true stories I collected, about the ghosts, the spirits, the phantoms, the haunted houses and All Things Paranormal of Supernatural Old England. Take a seat by the fire and read some real fine true horror stories...


 
 
The Haunted English Manor House and Ghost Watching Channel
This is your (G)Host speaking: "Welcome to my Haunted English Manor House and Ghostwatching Channel. Won't you stay a while, settle down in a comfy chair by the fire and watch some Ghost stories? As a Connoisseur of History the Victorian era and all things of a decidedly dark and spooky nature, I have a Large collection of Paranormal and Ghostly Videos in my Library that I am slowly converting from disintegrating vhs tapes onto dvd to help preserve them with the aid of a new fangled (slightly temperamental) machine! (...) I set up this account purely to delight and intrigue other Paranormal fans, I do not profit from it in any way."
The Spirits of Levens Hall, South Cumbria
Levens Hall, in South Cumbria, is a Tudor style sixteenth century residence, built on the site of a twelfth century Pele Tower. The house is open to the public from April to October. A Lakeland guide once described the park as 'the sweetest spot that fancy can imagine'. The picturesque manor house has become world famous because of its topiary garden, with the yew trees that have been cut to amazing shapes for the past three centuries. And of course, there are some ghosts too... So, here are all the spooky characters that haunt Levens Hall; including a cursing gypsy woman, a phantom black dog, a mysterious pink lady, a traffic ghost and the spirit of a harpsichord player.
The Epworth Rectory Poltergeist
One of the most famous hauntings ever was that of the Epworth Rectory in Lincolnshire, in December 1716 and January 1717. Epworth Rectory was the home of the not so popular Reverend Samuel Wesley. In 1709, villagers who disapproved his stern principles and teachings, set fire to the building and injured the livestock. The rectory was rebuilt, but few years later the rest was again disturbed, now by a genuine Poltergeist. One of the children of the reverend who witnessed the phenomena was John Wesley, who later became the founder of the Methodist Church. The whole story of The Epworth Rectory Poltergeist is fully described and documentated by John Wesley, in his own words and in the letters he collected from his family. If you can appreciate a spooky true story, you'll find these Letters concerning some Supernatural Disturbances at my father's house at Epworth in Lincolnshire here. Reading the letters is... well, close to being there!
The Traveling Ghost of the Headless Witch Anne Boleyn
The spirit of Henry VIII apparently sleeps peacefully. But the two wives he executed - Anne Boleyn and Catherine Howard - still haunt the world they once lived in.
Famous Phantom Visitors of Hampton Court
Hampton Court Palace, on the banks of the Thames, is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the United Kingdom. Most of the famous phantom visitors are contemporaries of Henry VIII, like Cardinal Thomas Wolsey who gave the palace to Henry, two of Henry's beheaded wives, and maybe the Tudor King himself returned to the palace in December 2003.
The Ghost Photograph of the Brown Lady of Raynham
The true story of a fake photograph, considered one of the best ghost photographs of all time. The ghost picture of the already infamous Brown Lady was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall, Norfolk.
Seven Spooky Pictures by Phantom Photographer William Hope
Harry Price from the Society for Psychical Research collected evidence that William Hope produced his spirit photographs with a little help from some glass plates and their spooky images. But as the grieving relatives of those lost to the Great War sought ways of contacting their loved ones, spirit photographers remained quite successful.  

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