Paranormal investigation team
HomePortalRegisterLog in
For the latest news follow Visions Paranormal Support Group on Facebook

Display results as :
Rechercher Advanced Search
Latest topics
» Palace Theatre, Plymouth
Chillingham castle EmptySat Jan 04, 2014 1:48 pm by Ian

» Cybernatural Occurrence
Chillingham castle EmptyMon Jul 01, 2013 10:24 pm by medea

» computer ghosts
Chillingham castle EmptyMon Jun 10, 2013 12:20 pm by Ian

» Possible full bodied apparition at the dower house.
Chillingham castle EmptySat Dec 15, 2012 6:30 pm by Nightcrawler

» Matrixing piccys
Chillingham castle EmptyMon Dec 10, 2012 10:31 pm by Nightcrawler

free forum
free forum


 Chillingham castle

Go down 
Administrator, Founder & Lead Investigator

Number of posts : 1802
Age : 47
Location : Plymouth
Registration date : 2008-01-16

Chillingham castle Empty
PostSubject: Chillingham castle   Chillingham castle EmptyWed Feb 13, 2008 7:14 pm

Chillingham began life as a 12th century stronghold. In 1246 the Grey family stormed it and evicted the then owners, their descendents have remained in possession ever since. Henry 111 stayed here in 1255, as did Edward 1st in 1298- en route to vanquish William Wallace, who was making a decided nuisance of himself north of the border! Later, Sir Thomas Grey was given permission to fortify the family stronghold, and in 1344, Chillingham became a castle. Embellished and adorned by successive generations, the last of their descendents (by then the Tankerville’s), moved out in 1933, and the proud bastion was allowed to fall into ruin. An aura of melancholic decay had soon descended upon the once mighty walls, as damp and rot chewed their way through its fabric. Then, in 1983, Sir Humphrey Wakefield, whose wife is a member of the Grey family, was allowed to take over the decaying ruin, and began a restoration that is still on going today. Thus was the castle awakened from its long sleep, and thus can visitors now explore, and even stay overnight at, what is, without doubt, one of England’s most guest friendly and deliciously eccentric castles, devoid of the pretentious prissiness with which so many ancestral homes are imbued.

Several ghosts are known to wander the castles’ eclectic and timeworn interior. The most famous, is that of the “Radiant Boy”, a childish wraith that is seen in the castles’ Pink Room, and whose heart-rending cries of either fear or pain, echo through the corridors upon the stroke of midnight. In the past, the cries always seemed to emanate from a spot close-by where a passage is cut through the ten feet thick wall, into the adjoining tower. As they faded away, a bright halo of light would appear and the figure of young boy, dressed in blue would approach those sleeping in the room. Later the bones of a child, surrounded by decaying fragments of blue cloth were found behind the wall where the haunting begins. They were given a Christian burial and thereafter, the “Radiant Boy” was seen no more. Until, that is, Sir Humphrey began letting the room. Some guests complain of a blue flash that shoots out of the wall in the dead of night. Although they attribute it to an electrical fault, Sir Humphrey is quick to point out that there are no electrics in or around that particular section of the wall.

Another unquiet soul to stalk the castle, is the spirit of Lady Berkeley, wife of Lord Grey, whose husband ran off with her own sister, Lady Henrietta and left her alone at the castle, with only their baby daughter for company. The rustle of her dress is sometimes heard as her invisible revenant sweeps along the rambling corridors, searching for her errant husband, and leaving a cold chill, not to mention bemused witnesses, in her ghostly wake.

Chillingham castle

Chillingham castle Founderleadinvestigatorrbutton

Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand.
Back to top Go down
Chillingham castle
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
» RAF Scharfoldendorf
» Windmill Cafe on the Autobahn
» New page on main site - Memories

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
visions  :: Ghost Talk :: Most Haunted Places-
Jump to: