The Girl at the window
One of the saddest and most startling stories is that of the little girl that appears in the first floor window of one of the houses in the west range of the minster precincts.
She appears sitting in the window above the left hand front door and has been seen by many people over the years. One former gardener claims to have seen her several times. Always seen from outside she has never been seen by any of the residents of the property at any time. Nobody knows who this girl with dark hair in Victorian dress is, but one recent piece of research has suggested that a man may have committed murder there in the 1860's!
Other Spiritual occurences relating to the Cathedral include . .
. . A phantom choir, heard by a few people over the years, one such case in the late 1950's had the recipient believing that ancient monks must be there with him . . only to find there was no one.
Oxney Grange was a sort of 'Training camp' set up for young monks from around the time of the fourteenth century. Some were sent there to work as pennance or sent as punishment. There are several accounts of things going awry,- deaths, and even murder! A pale lady, ghosts of young monks and even a headless coachman have all been seen it is claimed.
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