HISTORIC HAUNTINGS

Ghosts

Growing up in England, there is no way I don’t believe in ghosts. I have only once (possibly) seen one, but I have often sensed them in old buildings and on lonely footpaths.
At this ghostly time of year, challenge your kids to find out more about some famous ghosts, such as:
• Anne Boleyn, second wife of England’s Henry VIII, who appears in various places, the best known being the Tower of London.
• Sir Walter Raleigh, another restless Tower denizen.
• The Man In Grey, name unknown, one of several ghosts said to haunt London’s Drury lane Theatre.
• The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, thought to be Lady Dorothy Townshend, wife of the second Viscount Townshend.
• The Grey Lady of Ruthin Castle, Wales, one of the most haunted hotels in Britain. (I stayed there in 1984. I did not, however, inform the ten-year-old with me of its status. I didn’t have to. He sensed it to such a degree that he wouldn’t even go into the bathroom alone. Acting upon these feelings, he asked a local shopkeeper if the place was haunted, and was told that it was, but he’d be all right because the Grey Lady ‘liked children’. Which freaked him out entirely. )
• The Green Lady of Fernie Castle in Fife, Scotland.
• Writer James Joyce, who is said to frequent the Davy Byrne Pub in Dublin, Ireland.
• Murdered Russian Tsar Paul I, who has been seen at the windows of Mikhailovsky Castle in St. Petersburg.
• U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, who still pops up in the White House from time to time.
• The Vanishing Lady Hitchhiker in Justice, Illinois, U.S.A., known to the locals as Resurrection Mary.
• The Ghosts of Flight 401, Bob Loft and Don Repo, pilot and flight engineer on the Eastern Airlines jet that crashed into the Florida Everglades in 1972.
• The Ghost Children Of Maple Hill Cemetery in Huntsville, Alabama.
• The ghostly vessel, The Flying Dutchman, which periodically appears around the Cape of Good Hope.

Murray
And if older teens with e-readers are looking for a ghost story, try V.L. Murray’s novelette,  A Hallow’een Tale, available at:
MuseItUp Bookstore: http://tinyurl.com/n5wnpxc
Amazon.ca: http://tinyurl.com/m3ledtu
Amazon.com: http://tinyurl.com/lc4dcw6

Dasef Audio Books

Another book they might be interested in is Marva Dasef’s downloadable audio book, Missing, Assumed Dead. Not historic, but it does have a ghost. Three of Marva’s Witches of Galdorheim books are on audio now, too, with the fourth coming very soon. They are available through Audible.com: http://ow.ly/Diyyr, along with the historic memoir, Tales Of A Texas Boy.

 

 

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2 comments

  1. I posted a Gypsy Ghost story on my blog today for the celebration of historic ghosts. Griselda is more of an animated corpse, but close enought. http://mgddasef.blogspot.com/2014/10/historical-hauntings-on-renee-dukes-blog.html

  2. ENOUGH not enought. Sigh.

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