society has it's own versions of ghostly happenings, and most
people will or have had some experience that they can relate
to. Something will be seen or sensed when there is nothing there.
A voice may be heard or a feeling of some one standing besides
or behind you
say that sometimes souls remain on earth to help untangle mysteries
and it's for this reason that they are often associated with
gruesome happenings in places that are said to be haunted. Nearly
every castle and stately home has its resident ghost, relating
to some tragic event in its history. Some of these stories have
had witness accounts; supported by ordinary people who have
seen something out of the ordinary, in a place they did not
know had a reputation as haunted. Some ghosts appear as an apparition
or as a dark shape. On other occasions a voice is heard to utter
groans or curses, and objects may be moved. Ghosts can appear
to a single individual or an entire group of people.
famous examples of hauntings in Great Britain are at Balgonie
Castle, in Fife, which is said to be haunted by a Green Lady,
a White Lady, a headless figure, and a Grey Man.
Whilst at Athelhampton Manor in Dorset it's said to be haunted
by the spirit of an ape, which belonged to the Martyn Family
during the fifteen hundreds.
is a well-documented sighting of a ghost at Botathan in Cornwall
during the year of the plague in 1665. The ghost of Dorothy
Dingley appeared to a young boy, and also to the rector of the
Chapel of St Mary Magdelene. She is said to have warned of the
coming plague. An exorcism was carried out but the figure is
still said to be seen occasionally.
Hall in Hampshire is associated with the phantom of the hide
and seek bride. It's said that whilst playing a game of hide
and seek, the bride hid in a large oak trunk, which locked and
smothered her. She was then seen as a ghostly figure wandering
the house. Some years later the grisly secret was revealed by
workmen, who discovered the trunk in the attic.
Sightings of Ghosts are not restricted to old buildings, but
have been found modern houses and apartments. Mount Everest
is said to be haunted by the ghost of climber Andrew Irvine
who died there in 1924. His ghost shares tents with climbers
and encourages them to make the final ascent.
most haunted house is reputed to be Borley Rectory near the
Suffolk border. The rectory was built in 1863, on the site of
an old Benedictine Monastery and has been investigated by hundreds
of researchers and psychics over
cities lay claim to be England's or even Europe's the most haunted
city, including Edinburgh, Chester and Derby where nearly every
building has a ghost story to go with it. But according to some
research done by the Ghost Research Foundation International,
York came out top as the most haunted city in the world with
a total of 504 recorded hauntings.
ghost sightings have been investigated by parapsychology groups
as well as well known psychics. Evidence is collected by way
of videoing activity and also analysing sound recordings of
noises or voices.
The International Society for Paranormal Research has been researching
psychic phenominal since 1972. They attempt to challenge practices
found in scientific and academic circles by taking a broader
view of the subject by inviting psychics and clairvoyants to
participate in their experiments.
cities and towns in the UK hold nightly walks and expeditions
around haunted buildings and sites along with commentaries of
their dark and grislier pasts