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American Tour of London
American Tour of London

ON THIS DAY IN LONDON

25th May 1959 Born today: Cathryn Harrison, London England, actress (Old Woman in Black Moon)

25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)

25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London

Cock Lane Ghost



Cock Lane Ghost

The infamous cock lane 'ghost' incident occurred here in 1762.

Location: 21 Cock Lane, London

Description: No longer standing, this building was plagued by an outbreak of internationally famous poltergeist activity that centred itself around a young child in the household, Elizabeth Parsons.

Crowds flocked to the haunted spot in October 1762, and claimed to have witnessed the manifestations. It was purported to be the spirit of a former resident in the Cock Lane house, a Mrs. Kent, and stated that she had been murdered by her husband.

The tenant of the house at the time of the disturbance was a man named Parsons, and it was more than surmised that he had invented the ghost for the purpose of blackmailing the deceased's woman's husband. The disturbance was finally traced to Parson's daughter, a girl of eleven, and Parsons himself was prosecuted and pilloried.

Tagged in this Tour: Dark London
Tagged in this Tour: The Great London Ghost Tour

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Cock Lane Ghost

The infamous cock lane 'ghost' incident occurred here in 1762.


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Actually, some sources site the location as number 33 - can anyone corroborate the exact location? (Ade)
Posted by Ade on 2007-05-08
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