The Cock lane Ghost |The 18th Century London Ghost Story

I came across a interesting case to research on after looking for some ghost stories to feature. This is a podcast I came across about a haunting that occurred on Cock Lane, London in 1762.

”In 1762, the narrow London street was crowded with throngs of onlookers and busy-bodies who wanted to know if the rumour’s were true. A young girl at 20 Cock Lane , Elizabeth Parsons, was said to be possessed by a restless spirit. The girl suffered from fits and several witnesses had seen an apparition in the building. But the Cock Lane ghost’s biggest claim to fame was its alleged knocking and scratching at all hours of the night and day. Many witnesses, including men of high esteem, had witnessed the frightful sounds. They quickly devised a code to communicate with the ghost who claimed to have been murdered by her lover two years earlier.”

 

 

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