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Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Ghost Of Longleat House, The Green Lady
Amazing Footage Or Pure Hoax?

By Dorraine Fisher

Longleat House is a stately English manor house from the 16th century, set on 1000 acres of parkland near the village of Horningsham, Somerset, England. It was the first stately home opened to the public, and it’s a local vacation destination with its maze gardens, thousands of acres of woodlands, beautifully landscaped park lands, and the very first known safari park ever established outside of Africa.

It also has a long, rich, dark story with a long history of paranormal activity. A casual visitor to the park in 2014 claims to have some video footage of one of the more ghostly occupants of the house, Lady Louisa Carteret, best known now as The Green Lady.
In 1733 she was married to the second Viscount Weymouth of Longleat House, and they agreed that she would bring her own servants to her new home after the wedding.  But one of the servants, a footman, was particularly loyal to her, which didn’t sit well with the Viscount. And the lady is said to have returned the footman’s affections, but only in a platonic way. Though that still didn’t stop the other servants from being jealous of the favor he received.

So the story goes, that one of the jealous servants told the Viscount that the footman was having an affair with Lady Louisa. The enraged Viscount was said to have confronted the footman in a back passageway of the house and threw him down a spiral staircase and killed him. He buried the body in the cellar and told Louisa that the footman had left without a word.

Of course, Lady Louisa didn’t believe her loyal footman would have left so abruptly. She believed the Viscount probably imprisoned him somewhere in the enormous house. Every night thereafter, she searched every corner of the house, trying to find him, to no avail. Eventually, as she was literally sick with worry, and pregnant besides, she caught a chill that quickly turned into pneumonia. She later died in childbirth at the young age of 22. And staff and visitors to the house have claimed to have seen the Green Lady wandering the corridors of the house in search of her beloved footman ever since.

And recently, a visitor to the house, who’s also a bit of a ghost hunter himself, claims to have captured this footage with his phone in the back hallway on the spiral staircase of the house. He says it’s completely legitimate and shook him and his girlfriend up pretty bad at the time. And it’s certainly an interesting piece of footage if it’s indeed authentic, but we have our doubts.
Take a look and tell us what you think.


This Post By TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher. Dorraine is a Professional Writer, photographer, a nature, wildlife and Bigfoot enthusiast who has written for many magazines. Dorraine conducts research, special interviews and more for The Crypto Crew. Get Dorraine's book The Book Of Blackthorne!

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