Thursday, 17 November 2011

IS THIS A GHOST OF A MONK IN THE RUINS OF TINTERN ABBEY?

 Tintern Abbey, sits as a magnificent ruin on the English/Welsh border, and was destroyed during Henry VIII`s dissolution of  Catholic churches and monasteries in the 16th century.

There are many stories of spectral monks, shadows and weird noises reported from the site, but sadly very little evidence until I turned up this photo video from `Ghost Watching` on Youtube.
What do you think?





History:
Tintern Abbey was originally founded by Cistercian monks in 1131 AD. in the reign of Henry I. Between 1270 and 1301 the Abbey was rebuilt and by the end of the rebuilding, around four hundred monks lived in the complex. The Black Death arrived in 1349 and affected Abbey life badly but it continued to operate until 1536. In that year the Abbey was part of the dissolution of the monasteries under Henry VIII. Within a few years the lead was stripped from the roof and the building began to decay. The Abbey then became a source of building stone and only in the eighteenth century was any interest shown in the ruin. Around 1760 the site was cleaned up and visitors to the Wye Valley began to be entranced with the beauty of the site and surroundings. Turner was the best known artist to visit Tintern at the end of that century along with the poet Wordsworth. His poem Lines composed a few miles above Tintern Abbey became a standard text for English students throughout the English speaking world.

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