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The story of Windsor Castle.
It’s quite well-known
that London is one of the most haunted cities in the entire world.
This is probably because the beautiful architecture of the Brits has
been around for centuries and so has seen much history and many
people passing through the walls. And in many cases, this can be
taken quite literally! Windsor Castle is one of the most haunted
places in all of London, second only to perhaps the London Tower.
There have been many sightings of different ghosts and spirits as
well just that eerie feeling that one gets when they know that
they’re not alone has been experienced by many staff and visitors.
This is one reason why Windsor Castle is such a huge tourist
attraction, along with the fact that it has housed royalty for
hundreds of years! Windsor Castle has guided tours that can take you
through some of the most favored haunts by some of the Castle’s
former residents and guests!
Elizabeth I is one former resident that
is not ready to leave what was once her home. She has been seen by
many members of the royal family throughout the years and the
current royal family has also seen her wandering through the library
and escaping to another room within. It is also said to be her
footsteps that you can here tapping down the hall as she seems to
still be a fan of high heels and the floors are bare.
George III was one resident who had a
very sad story within Windsor Castle. At the end of his reign, he
went insane and was forced to confinement in one room within the
massive structure. Many people have said that they can see his sad
face looking out the window to the freedom he once knew in the very
room that he had been kept in. It seems that even in death, he could
not escape his terrible fate.
King Henry VIII is thought to be the
reason for one set of footsteps that can be heard throughout the
hallways. It’s thought to be him because of his distinctive, sad
groan. King Charles I likes to hang around in the Royal Library,
just as Elizabeth I does and he’ll sometimes also find his way over
to the Canon’s house. King Charles I was killed by beheading but
witnesses that have seen him say that he’s identical to the many
portraits of him and that his body appears to be whole and intact.
There are two other stories of
hauntings that are very interesting about the Castle. The first is
that one evening in 1873 a guest came to visit someone within the
Castle and was struck by the beauty of the new statue that had been
erected by St. George’s Chapel. The statue consisted of four figures
in all and while three of the statues were standing, one is a
crouched position. There was one central standing figure and it was
this figure that appeared to be fighting with a sword. When the
visitor arrived at the front gates of the castle and was allowed in,
he commented how beautiful the new statue by the chapel was. The
sentry whom he had told this to was unaware of any new statues on
the property but when they returned to investigate, the ‘statue’ had
The other very interesting story is how
one certain ghost came to be at Windsor Castle. This is the ghost of
Herne the Hunter, who was the huntsman for King Richard II. One
terrible day, King Richard II and Herne the Hunter were almost
killed by a stag that felt threatened. Herne fought the stag and
saved them both although he was injured in the process. He had
suffered a terrible cut on his arm that had required witchcraft to
heal. This placed him in very high status with King Richard and
Herne’s friends and others who were trying to get close to the King
resented Herne for it. They devised a plan to frame him for stealing
and it was very successful! Herne after the accusations and being
found guilty, went insane with shame, guilt, and sadness that he
hung himself on one of the trees on the property. It is said that
when he is seen wandering the yard near the tree where he killed
himself, he is looking for lost souls.
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