Treasurer's House is situated in York and is
thought to be haunted by a variety of ghosts.
member of the Asilabie family who once owned the house is said to have haunted
the rooms for more than 300 years. Sir George Aislabie was killed in a duel
over the honor of one of his guests and has haunted the place ever since.
The most remarkable ghostly sighting, however,
occurred in the 1950s when a plumber was installing pipes in the cellar. He
heard the sound of a trumpet being blown, and as the noise drew nearer and
nearer, a huge horse came through the wall carrying a soldier in Roman
costume, followed by an entire army on foot.
Excavations in the city have found that the
road level in Roman times was much lower than it is now, which is probably why
the soldiers were only visible from their thighs upwards.