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The ghost of Queen Anne Boleyn
August 3, 2010
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yes i've noticed it is only night time when ghost stories are told…..why do we do that to ourselves lol Laugh

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August 3, 2010
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I'd  love to talk to Anne's ghost! I wish I could have seen her when I visited the sites she is said to haunt.

August 4, 2010
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I don't know what i would do.If I was walking around the Tower, and saw her ghost at a distance, I might watch to see where it was going, but don't know if i would talk to her,I might actually run.I had heard the story of the ghostly procession led by Anne in the chapel there.There are several ghosts at the Tower. They say on the anniversery of the death of Blessed Margaret Plantagenet Pole, her ghost is seen running around to escape the executioner and his axe. She was a cousin of Henry and had been governess to Mary1, Henry and Catherine Of Aragon's daughter, and her son was Cardinal Reginald Pole.When she was to be executed, she refused to lay her head on the block and started to run to escape him as he hacked at her shoulders and neck. He finally got her head off.

There is also said to be a ghost bear too at the tower.One night a sentry ran his bayonet or sword through the thing.

They used to have bear baiting at the tower.They had like an areana or whatever into which they put a bear, and would release dogs into this pit  that would attack the bear or whatever animal was in the pit.That;s how pit bulls got their name and reputation as fighting dogs.

August 4, 2010
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Hi HollyDolly! Would you prefer being called just Holly or Dolly? You can call me Carolyn. Cool

I didn't know that's how pit bulls got their name! I love little tidbits like that. I think there was also a royal menagerie in the Tower that was the predecessor of London's first zoo. They had a polar bear with a really long chain so it could feed itself by fishing in the river! Much later, another king had a grizzly bear at the Tower, so there could be several sources for ghost bears.

Margaret was very brave for being a frail, old woman. She wasn't given a trial, and was only told she was being executed as she was being pulled out of her cell to go to the block. Good for her for saying she'd done nothing wrong and wouldn't lay her head on the block. What Henry did to her was an atrocity! Incidentally, this happened early in Henry's marriage to Kathryn Howard, and may have been an influence on Kathryn asking for the block to practice so she wouldn't have a botched execution.

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August 12, 2010
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I feel like Anne would not haunt places of her past…maybe when she was executed and after the years when Mary I and Edward I were on the throne but then I feel that when her daughter claimed the throne Anne was at peace.  I think that was really what she wanted was an amazing legacy in her daughter which she got.  So I just don't feel like she would be haunting places anymore.  But I did see some show once where they went to Heaver Castle and were 'hunting for anne' and they were like 'oh a ghost'! and it would be the wind blowing the curtains and there was this ghost hunter who was ready to rip up the castle to get to Anne but she was like 'I can't find Anne' and I thought maybe it's because she isn't there…

but anyways point is it was a weird show.Confused

August 12, 2010
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Was that the Hever Castle episode of 'Most Haunted'?

Those shows are so rubbish – just a bunch of people standing in a dark room going “Oooh did you 'ear that?”

The episodes where they're trying to get in contact with the ghost of someone famous are especially bad.  The presenters are always a bit surprised to learn that ghosts apparently have better things to do than magically move chairs for their enjoyment.

August 13, 2010
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I'm not sure I saw it online somewhere.  But it was sort of like they were making fun of her being like 'here she is with her head chopped off' and it sort of made me sad.

I either A.Respect the dead and deceased enough not to go around being sort of overly grotesque and obnoxious about ghosts that aren't there.  Or B.I just get protective about Anne.  I think its more option B though.

But the show was so rubbish it was like 'do people really take you seriously in this ghost hunting profession'  but then again I do love a good haunted/creepy setting..

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I’m a firm believer in the afterlife/spirits. Spirits NOT Ghosts. A ghost is a memory caused by the very fabric of a building replaying those memories. Whereas a Spirit is that of the deceased themselves.

If i were to witness the spirit of Anne Boleyn i think my reaction would depend on where i was, who i was with and the time of day. For example if i was visiting the Tower of London and it was, say 3pm on a hot summers day, i would probably be slightly shocked but not afraid.
If it were 2am on a winters night and i awoke to see her suddenly materialise at the foot of my bed then i can assure you i’d be out of there faster than a speeding rocket! lol xxx

January 11, 2016
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I don’t believe in ghosts either.

Many years ago, there was a tv show on possibly Channel 4 about the supernatural and ghosts. One case the experts looked at was a Welsh pub where parts of the bar and cellar were in a cave or tunnel and that was where must of the ghostly noises were heard.

The experts installed their various equipment but nothing happened for several day until there was a thunderstorm and you could clearly hear voices. It turned out the the rock had a high percentage of iron oxide and under the right conditions , ie an electrical storm, acted as a magnetic tape(think old style cassettes) and would replay conversations at a later date when the conditions were right again..

It was interesting watching them try to find the correct frequency to make the walls “speak”..

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January 11, 2016
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Bella44 said

Was that the Hever Castle episode of ‘Most Haunted’?

Those shows are so rubbish – just a bunch of people standing in a dark room going “Oooh did you ‘ear that?”

The episodes where they’re trying to get in contact with the ghost of someone famous are especially bad.  The presenters are always a bit surprised to learn that ghosts apparently have better things to do than magically move chairs for their enjoyment.

I agree completely, if you are in the dark you other senses compensate and an earwig fart can seem like a knocking on the wall. It’s a mass hysteria of sorts, one person feels fear and everyone else picks up on it.
It’s the same principal on a roller coaster, if one person screams then generally they all scream.
I also feel that a lot of the knocks and bangs that can be heard from time to time are actually from the result of the backstage crew doing it along with other moans and groans and movement of objects etc.
Yvette also paints a very spooky picture at the start of every show(and very often gets it things wrong concerning the historical aspect too) and this alone will play on people’s minds, the inclusion of the psychic mediums just helps to further the “fear” the viewer is feeling. They know the history of the place even though they say they don’t, David Acorah showboating antics used to make me scream, with laughter that is, but it obviously worked because the show had and still has, it’s devoted fanbase.

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January 11, 2016
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Boleyn said

Bella44 said

Was that the Hever Castle episode of ‘Most Haunted’?

Those shows are so rubbish – just a bunch of people standing in a dark room going “Oooh did you ‘ear that?”

The episodes where they’re trying to get in contact with the ghost of someone famous are especially bad.  The presenters are always a bit surprised to learn that ghosts apparently have better things to do than magically move chairs for their enjoyment.

I agree completely, if you are in the dark you other senses compensate and an earwig fart can seem like a knocking on the wall. It’s a mass hysteria of sorts, one person feels fear or feels something touch them everyone else picks up on it and acts as one would expect.
It’s the same principal on a roller coaster, if one person screams then generally they all scream.
I also feel that a lot of the knocks and bangs that can be heard from time to time are actually from the result of the backstage crew doing it along with other moans and groans and movement of objects etc.
Yvette also paints a very spooky picture at the start of every show(and very often gets it things wrong concerning the historical aspect too) and this alone will play on people’s minds, the inclusion of the psychic mediums just helps to further the “fear” the viewer is feeling. They know the history of the place even though they say they don’t, David Acorah showboating antics used to make me scream, with laughter that is, but it obviously worked because the show had and still has, it’s devoted fanbase.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

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