Thursday, March 26, 2015

A ghost of a child was photographed in Britain's Hampton Court

AS one of Britain’s most haunted buildings, Hampton Court has seen its fair share of spooky visitors,

Can you see the ghostly figure next to the dress in this picture?
Yet palace bosses have been left puzzled by a photo that appears to show the ghostly image of a waif-like child roaming one of the rooms.

The snap was taken by
reporter James Fielding during a special sleepover arranged last weekend to mark the Tudor building’s 500th anniversary.

Nothing was visible at the time except four mannequins in Georgian dress but looking back on his iPhone later, James noticed a strange mist hovering just above the floor.

On closer inspection he made out what appears to be a faint outline of a small child in an old-fashioned white nursery gown.

Ghostly children in Tudor dress are said to be among the many apparitions who wander the Royal building at night while two youngsters who drowned in a lake reputedly haunt the grounds.

The image was taken in the Queen’s Privy Chamber, where the Prince and Princess of Wales would receive courtiers in the absence of King George I.

Perhaps Hampton Court’s most notorious phantom, however, is that of Henry VIII’s fifth wife, Catherine Howard, whose restless spirit is rumoured to run screaming along the aptly named Haunted Gallery.
She was beheaded in 1542 after being accused of adultery and treason.

James said: “I originally took the photo because I thought the mannequins and costumes looked creepy.
“As I looked at the image a little closer, though, I saw what appeared to be an outline of something near to one of the dresses, possibly a small child.

Read Full Story: Express UK 

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