CHILLINGHAM CASTLE, THE MOST HAUNTED CASTLE IN ENGLAND
by LINDA PRESTON
England has many castles and most make claim to being haunted but Chillingham castle situated in the county of Northumberland with it's dark dank dungeons and medieval torture chambers has gained a sinister reputation. It has been declared the most haunted castle in England!
The castle dates back to the 12th century and has been continuously owned by earls. It has a turbulent history and its spooky reputation has brought it to the attention of TV programmes exploring the world of the paranormal.
The castle has several ghosts in residence. The most famous being the 'blue boy' who upon the stroke of midnight is heard to cry out and moan in agony. The pathetic wailing has been traced to a secret passage in the castle cut through a ten foot thick wall.
It is said that when the cries of the distressed spirit eventually die down, a soft halo of light appears over a nearby four poster bed. Anybody brave enough to sleep there may catch sight of a sad faced young boy dressed all in blue surrounded by ethereal light. At some stage in the castle's history the entombed remains of a young boy and fragments of blue clothing were discovered behind a wall in the castle. Indicating that he was perhaps the victim of a foul deed!
Another ghostly regular at the castle is 'Lady Mary Berkely, who is said to be eternally searching for her husband, who had indulged in an hot blooded affair with her sister and eventually ran off with her. Lady Mary, desolate and broken hearted lived on in the castle alone with her young daughter. But in spirit she searches the corridors of the castle for her wayward husband!. The soft rustle of her dress can be heard as she passes visitors on the turret stairs.
These two ghosts are just two of the most sighted but there are others waiting to send shivers down your spine if you are brave enough to visit the castle, especially during the hours of darkness!
LINDA PRESTON WORKS AS A PROFESSIONAL PSYCHIC & WRITER OF PARANORMAL ARTICLES. HER WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED POSITIVELY IN NATIONAL MAGAZINES. SHE CAN BE CONTACTED VIA HER WEBSITE AT http://www.psychicreadingsbylinda.co.uk