MJ WAYLAND continues his series with more Great British Hauntings including a spooky saint, a galloping spectre and a ghost bear!
11. Billionaire Paul Getty was startled on several occasions while staying at Woburn Abbey when the resident ghost thrust open the door of his bedroom.
12. The ghost of St Hilda who is seen wearing a shroud at a window in Whitby Abbey, North Yorkshire, was mentioned in Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
13. The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall in Norfolk was actually photographed and her ghostly picture published in Country Life magazine in 1916.
14. Chatham House in Lyme Regis, Dorset is haunted by the ghost of “Hanging Judge” Jeffreys wearing a black cap and robes and carrying a bloodied bone.
15. The Lyric Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue, London, is haunted by the ghost of murdered programme seller Nellie Klute.
16. The ghost of jockey Fred Archer rides the racecourse at Newmarket and still frightens horses there.
17. Arundel Castle in West Sussex has three ghosts – a Cavalier, a kitchen hand and a young girl who threw herself from the castle’s Hiorne’s Tower.
18. The Scottish mountain Ben Doran is haunted by a half-man, half-goat creature called a Urisk
19. The ghost of a bear is said to haunt Cheyne Walk in Chelsea.
20. Castle Rushen on the Isle of Man is haunted by a “grey lady”, who was wrongly hanged for murdering her son.
We will continue to “count ‘em down” next week with more of 101 Great British Hauntings!
MJ WAYLAND is an author, researcher and tutor specialising in paranormal and alternative subjects. He has an excellent blog called Walker of the Borderlands of Belief.