In late December of 2003, security cameras at Hampton Court Palace, a huge tudor castle near London, captured a startling image. Security guards were unsettled to repeatedly find a fire door open when no one was apparently around. Upon checking the security tape, they were shocked by a ghostly figure, closely resembling King Henry VIII (who died in the 1500s).
Vikki Wood, a spokesperson for the Palace, said “We’re baffled too—it’s not a joke, we haven’t manufactured it. We genuinely do not know who it is or what it is.” They aren’t a ppc company, or even a company looking to gain from this oddity; they are just as baffled like most people who look at this footage.
A security officer, James Faukes, called the incident “unnerving,” and said they’d ruled out their costumed guides. “In fact, they don’t even own a costume like the one worn by the figure on the video. It was incredibly spooky because the face just didn t look human,” Faukes said.
Holy fuck this is real.
I go there quite frequently, and let me tell you, the place is fucking creepy. I was walking down a staircase that was supposed to be for staff use only (whoops I don’t read signs Amy is a bad person), and when I reached the bottom I swear to God I heard a small child singing ‘divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived’. Then a scream.
I’m not shitting you in the slightest, I legit ran from that place so fast.
You know the story behind that rhyme, though, don’t you? It explains the ways that Henry VIII’s wives died. The first (Catherine something or other) was divorced, Anne Boleyn was beheaded, Jane Seymour died in childbirth, and so on. Most likely you just heard some kid repeating the rhyme. Still really creepy, though.
Trust me, I know the story behind it. We were taught it in school from year 3, but this wasn’t a kid repeating it. I was in an area meant strictly for staff, I had to go through about three security-locked doors before I found my way out, it was embarrassing. I was the only one there, no kids around.
Arvin Transistor Radio - 1957
1953 Zenith Clock Radio
“Foot Loose” by Gil Elvgren, 1944
Another day, another manicure: spent the day on set on Friday and spent my downtime efficiently by getting a manicure (is there a better way to spend free time? I think not). Myrdith of M2M Nails painted my nails with Alessandro International (no, I hadn’t heard of the polish brand either!) in Lucky Lavender.