Arundel Castle. Sussex

Rodger de Montgomery, kinsman to William the Conqueror, built the Castle above the river Arun.

Rodger de Montgomery, kinsman to William the Conqueror, built the Castle above the river Arun.

It is haunted by a ‘Blue Man’ (seen since 1630) who frequents (and floats around) the library, he is thought to date from King Charles II’s time, and if often seen to be browsing the books in the library. A phantom scullion also haunts the kitchen, in life he was treated very badly and one day he was beaten to death. His ghost has been seen washing pots and pans.

The restless spirit of a girl, stricken with grief, who threw herself from Hiorne’s Tower, has been seen wandering the top of the tower at night dressed in white. Once recent sighing of a ghost at Arundel was by a footman in training in 1958. On his way to switch off the drawbridge lights one evening…

I was halfway along…when I was physically aware of something in front of me, about 15 feet away, going in the same direction. As I got nearer I could see the head and shoulders of a man wearing a light grey tunic with loose sleeves. He had long hair and was, I think about 24 years old, but how could one tell? I was behind him. The image was like that of an old photo, with the outline blurred. Because of poor light I could see nothing below waist level. As I walked on the strong impression seemed to fade and he had gone. He was there only for about half a minute I should think. I’m afraid I ran back along the corridor and I think I failed to switch off all the lights.

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