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“UGH!”

GHOSTS IN A CASTLE.

GUY AND THE “GREY LADY

Warwick Gaslit 1 , which'lays claim lo | the title of being the oldest inhabited •castle in England, and which has been , let. to a American. Mr Henry \ for many years, has.just, returned ‘ inlo < the possession of the Earl of Warwick. « A recent visitor to the castle has re- < fated that one of the three ghosts that ( she has seen appeared lo her there. , but which one of the many that are re- , puted to haunt the old structure she did not say. A correspondent of the , “Newcastle Weekly Chronicle” who is 1 familiar with the castle supplies the following information on its “ghosts.” The most famous thal haunts- the "building is that of Guy, an almost prehistoric figure, supposedly about Oft high, who slew the “Dun Cow” and whose wife. Felice, kept house at • Guy’s Cliff nearby while he was away on his ventures. To-day an alleged rib of the “Dun Cow.” Guy’s porridge pot (about 3ft across), and' various arms are still shown al the castle. Guy is supposed to walk from one. end of the inhabited part of the castle to the other-: that is to say. he traverses o distance of about a quarter of a r mile, starting at Caesar's Tower and finishing at the Water Tower. A former bailiff to the present Lord Warwick's grandfather always told a vivid tale of how, when he was waiting on the route of the ghost’s peregrinations.- he. heard the colossal footsteps approach, pass him. and then go on, when he could actually see nothing. Fraces Countess of Warwick, the mother' of the present Earl, also relates that when she was first married and was sleeping in a lonely section of the house on the direct route, she heard the same footsteps, which were enormously magnified, and as at I hat time all the carpets had been removed the steps echoed from end to end of the bfiilding. « The dogs in her rooms became panic-stricken and cowered under the bed. The. “Grey Lady,” however. whose origin is wrapped in mystery. has been seen by many members of the family up lo the present day. The grandmother of the present Earl was always seeing her. while many servants have borne witness to catching a glimpse of her furtive figure Hitting open without reason, the “Grey Lady” about the. long corridors. • Doors appears, and then passes on. and when the astonished speclalor goes to find per there is nothing.

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Bibliographic details

Franklin Times, Volume XVII, Issue 35, 25 March 1927, Page 5

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“UGH!” Franklin Times, Volume XVII, Issue 35, 25 March 1927