Ghost Photo: The Return of Catherine Howard?

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Do this photo show the ghost of a slain queen? Taken at England’s Hampton Court Palace, the photo appears to show a woman in white standing in front of the banister. The bus driver who snapped the photo believes the woman is Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of King Henry VIII. Cathrine was imprisoned at Hampton Court before her execution in 1542. She was just 21 years old.

Legend has it Catherine now haunts the historic palace which today serves as a tourist attraction. Visitors and staff report seeing her ghost racing through the gallery where Henry’s guards once dragged Catherine back to her room after she begged the king for her life.

Do you think the stories are true?

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Photo Source: The Mirror


Ghost Photo: The Gray Lady of Hampton Court


Does the infamous Gray Lady of Hampton Court Palace appear in this photo?

“Two names sprang instantly to mind when I saw the image,” said Lucy WorsleyChief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. “Catherine Howard, our celebrated ghost Queen and fifth wife of Henry VIII, and Sybil Penn, a royal nurse who is believed to be the ghostly spinner. Both are traditionally seen as The Grey Lady.”

Built in 1525, Hampton Court Palace has harbored kings, queens, and many other members of English royalty. Henry VIII’s third wife, Jane Seymor, died at Hampton Court while giving birth to the couple’s only son. Catherine Howard was imprisoned at the palace before being executed for adultery. Penn died of smallpox at Hampton Court.

In 2003, a mysterious robed figure appeared on the palace’s CCTV.What do you think of the creepy image?