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Downton Abbey 'haunted by footman's ghost'


Posted on Thursday, 19 September, 2019 | Comment icon 4 comments

Highclere Castle has a history of ghostly sightings. Image Credit: CC BY 3.0 Adrian Farwell
The owner of Highclere Castle - the real-life Downton Abbey - has spoken out about its haunted past.
According to Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the iconic building - which was made world-famous by the popular 'Downton Abbey' TV show - was once home to the ghost of a footman who killed himself.

On one occasion she recalled seeing a figure dressed in black in the castle's basement while she had been posing for photographs alongside her three-year-old son Edward who was driving a toy car.

"I turned and saw a man coming towards us out of the gloom," she said. "He seemed slightly undefined. I told [Edward] to go faster, but he went at his own pace. I simply pushed him along and burst through the swing doors. The figure paused at the doors and I just hurried along."

Keen to remove the ghostly presence, Carnarvon called in an Anglican monk to bless the building.
Her decision seemed to have paid off as the figure has never been seen again since.

"I assume it worked," she said. "But I don't think the area is necessarily wholly without ghosts."

Sure enough, several others have reported paranormal encounters within the castle's walls. Even her own father once reported seeing a "well-dressed lady" roaming the building's halls.

"It's an old house so there are the inevitable groans and stories," she said.

Source: Radio Times | Comments (4)

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by papageorge1 on 18 September, 2019, 20:55
Papameter: 60% Paranormal 40% Hoax or Misinterpretation She's a 'Lady' by the way. Shucks, no pictures for friendly forum discussion. I hold old castles to be more rife with paranormal activity.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Eldorado on 18 September, 2019, 21:01
Here's another lady who was spooked by the castle... "Oscar winning actress Shirley MacLaine is a recognised Hollywood spiritualist, and when she was involved in filming at Highclere Castle, she noted that the building had terrific “energy”. “It was a fantastic experience,” she said. “The energy of the castle, grounds, its past and its haunting were inspiring. Pictures came off the walls.” Ms MacLaine also said that a possible source of the castle’s supernatural energy may have come from the time that King Tut’s tomb was once stored in the castle. " http://www.laterlife.com/features/spooky-hal... [More]
Comment icon #3 Posted by papageorge1 on 18 September, 2019, 21:09
New information to process: Papameter:  Old Reading: Papameter: 60% Paranormal 40% Hoax or Misinterpretation New Reading: Papameter: 70% Paranormal 30% Hoax or Misinterpretation
Comment icon #4 Posted by stereologist on 18 September, 2019, 21:24
Another story. It's the same old story. No evidence. Just a story and a boring one at that.


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