Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Haunted Tower of London

Some information about the Tower of London is that it's a historic castle in central London. It was founded in 1066 and said to have been a prison until 1100. It's main purpose was not to be a prison but a grand palace. Later it was the residence of royalty. Since it was founded, there were several expansions and restorations. Today, it is a major tourist attraction in London.

The question is whether or not this place is haunted.
Also what makes this place haunted?

Some concepts include the claims of people seeing the ghosts of several royalty in the Tower. One of the main ghosts reported is Anne Boleyn. She is also said to have haunted the site of her burial. She was one of Henry VIII's many wives in which could not produce a son. Anne Boleyn was beheaded for being charged  of treason, incest, and adultery against her husband. After being beheaded in 1536, there have been many reports of people seeing her ghost figure around. She was seen carrying a head under her arm. Disturbing, right!? People have also reported seeing Lady Jane Grey, who was beheaded in 1554, at the top of the Tower on the exact date that she was executed. One last popular ghost sighting at the Tower of London is the Countess of Salisbury. It is said that the ghosts reenact her death in the Tower (she was sentenced to death in 1541, she ran, was pursued and she was hacked to death)

My point of view of the Tower of London haunting is that I'm not sure as to whether or not this place really is haunted. I would be scared to investigate this myself, but I would love to see some footage of paranormal things occurring in the Tower of London. I believe with all the claims reported, there may really be some type of activity in the Tower. 

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