Wednesday, 25 February 2015

IS THIS THE `GREY LADY` GHOST CAUGHT ON AN IPHONE AT HAMPTON COURT?

For nearly 200 years she is rumoured to have haunted the corridors of Hampton Court.
But now the ghost of the famous Grey Lady may finally have been captured on camera - by a schoolgirl and her iPhone.

Holly Hampsheir, 12, thought she was taking a fairly routine photo of her cousin Brook McGee, also 12, during a day out at the 16th century stately home.
But she appears unwittingly to have captured the spectral figure of Dame Sybil Penn who looms over the schoolgirl as her back is turned.



With flowing dark hair and a full length black gown the woman seems real enough in the picture.
But seconds later Brook turns around and the next image in the series shows no sign of the visitor at all.



The girls didn’t realise what they had encountered at the time and only made the terrifying discovery when looking through their photos of the outing a day later.
Miss McGee, from Hornchurch, Havering, told the Sun: ‘I was totally freaked out.
‘I didn’t see anything.

‘People say the room goes cold when ghosts appear but we had no idea.
‘We haven’t slept properly since.’

Dame Sybil died from after contracting smallpox in 1562.

A servant at Hampton Court to four Tudor monarchs she was the nurse of Prince Edward and also nursed Elizabeth I through the disease before succumbing to it herself.
Sightings of her ghost began to be reported in 1829 when the church at the palace was rebuilt and her tomb moved.
Soon after strange noises of a person working a spinning wheel were apparently heard through a wall at Hampton Court.

They led to the discovery of a previously unknown chamber containing an antique spinning wheel.
Hampton Court, home to Henry the VIII has a long been famed for its ghosts.
Amongst them the most famous is Henry’s fifth wife Catherine Howard who was dragged screaming through the palace after being accused of adultery.
It is said that after being beheaded, her spirit returned to haunt the home she had shared with her husband.

Hampton Court Palace, home to British monarchs for more than 500 years, is said to house the ghost of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, who was executed on her husband's order in 1541.

Story: DailyMail

This reminds me of a story with ghost photographs shared in this blog in January 2014.
This image was captured in the main public entrance by a waiting coach driver,  Trevor Tye.
A full link to that story with images can be found HERE



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