In this article we will be taking a look at the famous London landmark that dates back over 900 years – the Tower of London ghosts…
The Dark Place
The Tower of London has long be regarded as one of the most haunted landmarks in the UK. It was originally commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1078 but it was a lot smaller than it is now.
Over time more and more stone buildings were added to the original tower until it morphed into the popular tourist attraction we see today.
Over the centuries the Tower has been an extremely dark place littered with death an torture. It didn’t matter if you were rich or poor – there was always a space for the criminal in this forsaken building!
The Tower of London Ghosts
A record form the 19th century covers paranormal activity witnessed by Crown Jewel keeper E. L. Swifte. At the time he was having a meal in the Martin Tower with his wife and children.
During the meal his wife noticed a strange cylinder floating through the air containing a blue liquid. It had a sort of ‘science lab’ look to it as the blue liquid bubbled inside.
Without warning it suddenly made a move for Swifte’s wife. The Crown Jewel keeper rose from the table and hurled a dining room chair at the cylinder – it passed straight through the floating object!
The ghostly tube hovered in the room for a few moments more before disappearing into thin air. Nobody had any sort of theory as to what it was and why it contained the strange blue liquid.
One of the most famous Tower of London ghosts is that of Henry VIII’s executed wife Anne Boleyn. She was one of two wives that were ordered for execution by her royal husband.
She is often spotted in the White Tower and the Chapel of Saint Peter ad Vincula. She was actually buried in this chapel and her spirit is often seen bowing over her own final resting place.
Many visitors have also claimed to have seen 12-year-old King Edward V and his 9-year-old brother Richard Duke of York in the Bloody Tower still wearing the white gowns they were imprisoned in.
The BBC Investigations
Due to the sheer volume of paranormal reports coming out of the Tower the BBC decided to send in a team of investigators.
They set up specialized equipment and cameras throughout the location and recorded many different anomalies throughout the night. Most of these strange occurrences were easily disproved but the visual evidence they gathered was quite something else.
They managed to record visual proof of several ghostly orbs of light throughout the location. The crew admitted afterwards that they were far less skeptical after their investigation’s conclusion.
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