sixteenth century house in Cambridge stands on what used to be Barnwell
Priory, which was established in 1112. Over the years it has been home to many
strange incidents and spirits, including a ghostly squirrel!
Perhaps the most frequent
ghost that has been seen is that of the 'Gray Lady'. She has been seen walking
along the path of the house, and is thought to be the ghost of a nun who once
had a lover at the Priory. She and her young man were eventually found out and
consequently were punished for their sins. As the story goes, she was put into
a room, walled-up, and left to starve to death.
House is also haunted by another lady, this one called the White Lady. She
reputedly haunts the bedrooms of the House and no explanation can be found for
ghostly squirrel that reputedly haunts the grounds of the house is also
accompanied by a phantom hare. The squirrel can be seen running along the wall
of the garden and onto the grass, but whenever someone approaches it, it
simply vanishes. The hare is seen in the garden too, particularly when there
is snow on the ground. Like the squirrel, it too vanishes without a trace.
ghostly manifestations include the sound of clanking chains, the moving of
furniture, the appearance of a disembodied head and mysterious raps and
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