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Can you see ghost of Rufford's White Lady?

By Retford Times  |  Posted: December 04, 2013


Look closely and you can make out a misty image in the doorway

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A teenage boy believes he has captured a photo of a ghost which haunts Rufford Abbey.

15-year-old Cameron Hamilton's iPod Touch image shows what staff at the Notts visitor attraction think is the White Lady, a tragic aristocrat whose spirit is thought to haunt the former monastery.

If you look closely, you can see a spectral figure in the doorway beneath the blue light - which sharp-eyed Bilsthorpe youngster Cameron believes is the face of Arbella Stuart, the grandchild of Bess of Hardwick whose parents married in secret at the Abbey.

Cameron had read the information boards about the spooky legend before taking the snap and he then showed it to his family, who even believe they can make out the ghostly apparition's jewellery.

Staff at the country estate attraction, near Sherwood Forest, were also convinced by the sighting and circulated the picture.

“I was quite surprised and was not expecting it. I believe in ghosts and the supernatural and this has further convinced me that they do exist," said Cameron.

Rufford's management now hope that the sighting will encourage eagle-eyed amateur ghost-hunters to scan the Abbey's cloisters for evidence of the White Lady's presence.

"It certainly looked like a figure – like a young woman in full old fashioned dress, hovering over the door,” said tourist centre manager Debbie Hibbert.

A team of paranormal investigators, Northern Ghost Research and Investigation, have already confirmed they are looking into the phantom spot, and will hold an all-night ghost hunt for members of the public in 2014.

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  • CardiffImp  |  December 05 2013, 7:52AM

    .....ok has somebody been smoking something they shouldn't have?? :)

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  • Steve_Lincoln  |  December 04 2013, 7:36PM

    Thought you would have blown the picture up to a size we can see it ...

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