The Tragic Phantom of Knaresdale Hall
Nearby Knaresdale Hall is haunted by a pretty young woman in a white dress. Her outfit and her hair are both soaking wet, a clue to the background to the tale. The girl discovered that the Lady of Knaresdale was having an affair with her husband’s nephew and was murdered to ensure her silence. Her body was weighted down thrown into a pond. Her ghost appeared several times over the following days, causing Lady Knaresdale to first go mad and then to confess her crimes. The unfortunate girl’s body was retrieved and given a good Christian burial, but this did nothing to calm her ghost which continues to walk to this day.
from MYSTERIOUS NORTHUMBERLAND by Rupert Matthews
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