Ghosts of Charlton House
Over many years, many occupants have lived and passed on in this house. During all those years and to this day many people have reported considerable paranormal activity. one of the most terrifying of reports is that of the grey lady. Her apparition has been seen on many occasions as clear as day, always carrying a bundle with what looks to be a baby snuggled inside.
Staff at Charlton House have regularly reported their belongings mysteriously disappearing only to be found later in a completely different area of the house. The attic is a no go for staff members, at least alone anyway. They refuse to enter alone due to the very oppressive feeling they get as soon as they step inside. The cellars are perhaps even worse, with many of the staff refusing point blank to go down there. Perhaps you’ll have the opportunity to do a lone vigil here!
It’s also worth noting that an uptick in paranormal activity was witnessed when during restoration work, the mummified body of a baby was found within an old fireplace! Could this have been a stillborn baby of one of the mansions’ servants, or perhaps it was dispatched of in panic by its terrified parent. Perhaps the grey lady knows!
Brief History of Charlton House
Among several houses in England named Charlton House. Charlton House, London is the most prominent. It’s a Jacobean mansion that was constructed in 1607 out of red brick with a stone dressing. It was built for Sir Adam Newton, who was a tutor to James I’s son Henry. It featured an impressive great hall, chapel, state dining room, gallery and a saloon. It has also served as the family home to Sir William Langhorne, who purchased the property in 1680 and lived there until his death in 1714. He was desperately trying to produce an heir to his fortune but died childlessly and the estate was then passed to his nephew.
It’s believed Sir William still haunts the mansions many rooms and halls, refusing to accept he died childlessly. His body is buried at the nearby Charlton Parish Church.
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