In 1923, Miss Edna Hilton, an American socialite married Captain Denzil Cope, heir of Sir Anthony Cope. The young couple moved to Bramshill Castle in Hampshire, England. This was an ancient home which harbored a terrifying ghost story.
In Nashua, New Hampshire a young woman's skeleton was found in the walls of an old attic where it lay secreted for 25 years.
Little snippets of stories from the 19th century of gruesome and sinister finds.
Shooter's Hill is the highest point in South London. The area was in use since the Roman times. In 1838, skeletons and roman coins were unearthed in the area belonging to Roman soldiers. The road that runs from Dover to London traverses Shooter's Hill, and it was a favorite place for highwaymen to rob the unwary traveler. It comes as no surprise that it has its fair share of ghost stories, including a white lady.
Over a hundred years ago, a frail nun who lived in a remote Michigan village was murdered and buried in a shallow grave in the very basement of the holy grounds where she lived and worshipped. What was uncovered during the subsequent trials spoke of lies, sexual trysts by those holding holy office and the attempt to spare the Catholic Church embarrassment even if it meant covering up a murder.
Stranger Than Fiction Stories by Marlene Pardo Pellicer