One of my readers recently shared with me something strange that happened to her on a visit to Hampton Court Palace in 2009. My job is not to judge the experiences but simply to share them with you.
Hampton Court’s Haunted Gallery is renowned for spooky occurrences but that is not where Katie’s story ends and that is what makes it particularly interesting!
This is Katie’s story.
I visited Hampton Court Palace in April 2009. As I was waiting to see the “Henry’s Women” exhibit, I clearly felt something touch the back of my head and even felt my hair move. I assumed it was my husband and turned to ask him why he did it but no one was there. Later that day I asked one of the guides to show me to the “Haunted Gallery”–to my surprise she led me to the hallway where I had been standing when someone or something touched my head.
That night I was alone in my hotel room, flipping through my Hampton Court Palace guidebook, when suddenly the television turned on by itself. When this happened again I called the front desk and they sent a maintenance man to check things out. He could find nothing wrong with the tv, wiring, or connection, yet the tv turned on by itself several more times throughout the night.
The hotel we were staying at was a very nice 5-star right beside The Tower (I had a panoramic view of it and could even see St. Peter ad Vincula from my bed!) so I don’t think the tv incident can be blamed on substandard conditions. I would like to believe that perhaps it was the spirit of someone with strong ties to both Hampton Court Palace and The Tower, like Anne Boleyn or Katherine Howard, but I just don’t know.