Val­ley of death

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Wood­ch­ester Man­sion, a Vic­to­rian Gothic build­ing near Stroud, is one of the most haunted places in the UK. The present struc­ture was built on the site of a much ear­lier one, called Spring Park. It’s un­fin­ished, – in 1868, though terrified work­men downed tools and re­fused to re­turn. This val­ley has seen thou­sands of years of ghastly his­tory. Ghostly Ro­man le­gionar­ies have been spot­ted in the sur­round­ing woods. A phan­tom monk, said to have killed him­self in the mid­dle ages, wan­ders des­o­lately around, and his cof­fin has been seen, float­ing over the lake. More re­cently, the mer­ce­nary sol­dier, Sir Ru­pert de Lan­signy killed his cousin to gain con­trol of the es­tate, and his spirit is con­demned to wan­der the grounds for eter­nity. A de­monic en­tity hangs out in the cel­lars and ap­pears as a ragged dwarf, and other strange sounds have been no­ticed by vis­i­tors. Dur­ing World War II, the site was be­ing used by US troops train­ing for D Day when tragedy struck. A pon­toon bridge col­lapsed, drown­ing 20 GIS in the lake. Peo­ple have heard swing mu­sic as the GIS party on. Fancy a dance? Visit stroud­com­mu­ ghosts-of-wood­ch­ester-man­sion

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