Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall

Chances are you've seen this ghostly photo before.
It's one of the most famous ghostly images because it could not be proven a hoax.
Professional photographer, Captain Provand, took the photo in 1936 when taking pictures of the house of Raynham Hall for Country Life magazine.

Before that time there had been many sightings of a womanly apparition in a brown dress wandering the halls and stairs of the old house.

It is said that the Brown Lady is the ghost of Lady Townshend who was married to Charles Townshend, a man known for his temper. Mr.Townshend suspected his dear wife was unfaithful. At one point Lady Townshend supposedly died but even at her funeral many locals believed Lady Townshend still lived. It is believed that Charles imprisoned his wife in a room in Raynham Hall until her true eventual death years later. There was no CSI team around to check for DNA ;-)

1 comment:

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

I love that photo! Probably one of the reasons I've been taking photos in reputedly haunted places for most of my adult life. I've captured a lot of orbs and some ectoplasm, but not seen any full figures yet...well, not by camera, anyway. ;-)