THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
The story of Woodchester Mansion, Gloucestershire.
Hidden in a dark and eerie wooded
valley close to Stroud in Gloucestershire is the haunted Victorian Gothic
Nestled on 400 secluded acres along with the
enchanted woodlands shelter the mansion and it five man made lakes on the
acreage. The mansion was abandoned 1868 by its builders and stands today the
same as that time. In 1989, a trust was founded to save the building and today
it is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the area.
When you first walk up to the mansion you may wish
to run the other way before you hear of all the ghosts that call this mansion
home. The large and scary gargoyles stare down upon you and evil owls guard the
The Woodchester Mansion is home to many legends
that feed the fear of those that wish to visit. Some of the ghosts that you
might happen to meet include an angel, which haunts the fifth lake, also known
as Middle pond, a Roman centurion who guards the gate on the south road, a
ragged dwarf, a headless horseman, a floating coffin, a Black Dog, a spectral
figure of a man in his nightshirt.
The Middle Pond has been the most talked about when
it comes to eerie ghostly sightings and many people have lost their life while
visiting this lake. One such story occurred in the spring of 1944, when United
States Soldiers were stationed at the Mansion. A pontoon bridge across the fifth
lake collapsed under the weight of armored vehicles and over 20 soldiers were
killed. On the night before the disaster, two soldiers saw an angel hover above
where the men would drown.
The Institute of Paranormal Research has studied
the Woodchester mansion and in their report they included such activities as the
smell of candles in the disused chapel; a small standing man seen appearing in
doorways; stones hurtling across rooms; an unknown 'tall man' floating along the
main corridor; a maid seen in the scullery, singing a song; a self-starting
clock and the bodies of dead servicemen.
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