Saturday, 17 September 2016

Is this the ghost of Oxburgh Hall?

A spooked woman has claimed to have captured the ghost of woman who reportedly went missing 500 years ago on camera at a stately home in Norfolk.

Diane Barron, 46, from Norwich, snapped what she believes is an eerie spirit on the bridge at Oxburgh Hall, a National Trust site.

Covered in misty black robes, the ghoul appears a short distance away from another visitor who was oblivious to her apparent close encounter.

Ms Barron was on a trip to the medieval family home built for courtier Sir Edmund Bedingfield in 1482.

Oxburgh Hall provided refuge for Catholic priests seeking sanctuary from the persecutions of the Protestant Queen Elizabeth I.

The hall is reputedly haunted by the ghost of a Spanish woman who mysteriously disappeared there back in the 16th century.

No further information on the circumstances of the disappearance have been posted - making it all the more mysterious.



Ms Barron spotted the unusual figure when reviewing her pictures and is certain it must be the spirit.

The daytripper, who works as a  customer adviser, is adamant that she did not edit her picture and that there was a dark figure on the bridge.

'It was just a normal day, sunny with some clouds,' she said. 'I took several pictures and there were no special events on at the hall on the day.

'It wasn't until later that I saw there was a dark figure on the bridge at the hall.

'When I first took the picture I didn't realise I had taken anything unusual but when I enlarged the picture and zoomed in it gave the chills and friends have looked at it too who have felt the same.

'At first I thought it was someone who was out of focus but as you can see people nearby are in focus.

'I enlarged the photo and sent it to several Facebook groups – there have been mixed reactions, some people thought it was someone in fancy dress, others thought it was a mark on the wall.

'But if you check pictures from the hall on Oxburgh Hall, there is no mark against the wall near the bridge.

'I can only go from the photo I took and it was not altered in any way and had not set out to change the photo.'

Varying reports have surfaced in the past about hauntings at the location.

Medium Ian Griffiths who makes psychic readings from photographs supports the belief that the spirit could be a woman who went missing.

He said: 'My guide tells me there's definitely a ghost spirit there.

'I feel it's a young woman around the age of 23 years old with long, dark brown hair who was very pretty looking.

'I feel she was around eight months pregnant and was drowned, it was something to do with struggling under the water.

'She was not married, her father worked with the Kings' horses and she's been seen on some stairs inside the castle.'

Story and source: Daily Mail

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