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A collection of ghost stories and ghost pictures collected from all over the world. Our aim is to share out fascination with ghost pictures and ghost stories with others and perhaps learn something together. We have also included some pictures from our collection of graveyard pictures, ghost town pictures and pictures of old and gothic churches.
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Ghost Stories

Charles's Return


The ghost of Charles I is said to haunt Court House in Painswick, where he was based when he ordered the Siege of Gloucester in 1643.

The gardens and grounds of the house have also been the location for sightings of ghostly Cavaliers who are thought to be preparing themselves for battle.

Not long after his execution, the headless ghost of the king appeared at Chavenage House near Tetbury, the home of Nathaniel Stephens, one of the county's two members in the House of Commons.

It appears that when Parliament went in to recess for Christmas 1648 they were still undecided as to whether King Charles should be put to death or put in prison.

Stephens wasn't sure what to do on his return to the house but was persuaded by a Cromwellian officer to vote for execution.

Just a month later Charles I was beheaded, and four months later Stephen fell ill and died, but not before he had expressed remorse for agreeing to the death of his king.

The mourners at his funeral at Chavenage could not in their wildest dreams have imagined what was to come.

As they assembled before church a coach drew into the courtyard pulled by black horses, the driver was dressed in attire only worn by Charles I, but they did not recognise him at first as his head was not there!

As if this wasn't scary enough, the main door of Chavenage House then opened and out stepped the ghost of Nathaniel Stephens in his shroud and climbed into the coach.

With a whip of the horses the two went off towards the outer gate, but just as they reached it they all disappeared in flames.