One of the early owners of Charleville Castle, built in the early 19th century but looking much older because constructed in the Gothic Revival style, was rumoured to practise devil worship in the basement. Subsequent paranormal investigations were cut short after visitors' faces were scratched and a cameraman dragged along a corridor leading to the basement.
The castle is also believed to be haunted by the ghost of Harriet, the daughter of the third Earl of Charleville, who died after an accident on the staircase in 1961. In addition, the second Earl of Charleville was high up in the Masonic order and as a result several rooms feature mysterious Masonic symbolism. Watch out for dodgy handshakes if you visit...
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To garhsong: I quote the Commonwealth War Graves Commission: "...During its construction, approximately 13,000 prisoners of war died and were buried along the railway. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 civilians also died in the course of the project" so, no MSN won't amend that fact about the bridge over the River Kwai.
Do people now see why veterans get so upset by the desecration of memorials to their dead comrades?
i dont belive in ghosts an eny way u cant see a ghost cause i have watched ghost hunters an dey say u cant see ghosts so da people dat say dey r real just got stroked a belter!:P
The most important fact is that ghosts are just humans who haven't passed on yet (for their own personal reasons) and if you aren't rude to them they won't be nasty or scary. One of my best friends is a ghost (yeah I sense the eye rolling and laughter- but it's true) and we have a great laugh together- she even fancies one of the teachers at my school.
This just goes to prove that if everyone swallowed their pride and we were all friends there would be no problems in the world and no one would need to be scared of other people (alive or dead).
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