A sinister “ghost” filmed at the Château de Berry Pomeroy

Paranormal investigators have captured a sinister photograph at Berry Pomeroy Castle in Devon – widely renowned as one of the UK’s most haunted sites.

The English Heritage Castle on the outskirts of Paignton has been the site of many strange sightings and phenomena and there are a number of legends associated with the Tudor mansion within the walls of an ancient castle near the village of Berry Pomeroy.

The castle appeared in a BBC Show time documentary “White Slaves and Pirate Gold”, and the television show Most haunted.

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According to the English Heritage guide, it “is reputed to be one of Britain’s most haunted castles”.

The footage was shared on Berry Pomeroy Castle’s Ghosts, Spirits and Entities Facebook page, run by a ghost hunter from Torbay who has been hunting ghosts for 25 years. He wrote: “A sinister silhouette in the woods of the Chateau de Berry Pomeroy.

“The Plymouth Ghost Hunter Party spent three hours investigating and taking some great photos.”



Britain’s most haunted castle – Berry Pomeroy in Devon

Hundreds of people have commented since the photo was posted. Some believe it is the ghost of a horseman supposed to haunt the castle, while others claim to have captured similar images.

Jenny Smith also shared her experiences this week: “I saw a lot of ghosts there, it’s the most haunted place in Devon. I got pushed, my hair pulled back, I saw people out of the shadows. I even spoke with ghosts. Unbelievable. “

However, some skeptics say the image looks more like someone wearing the anonymous mask, frequently worn by protesters who want to hide their identities. Others think it is a raindrop refracted through the glass.



The grim image
The sinister “ghost” image captured at the Château de Berry Pomeroy

The Torbay ghost hunter who runs Berry Pomeroy’s ghost page on Facebook did not want to be identified. But he said: “I have been going ghost hunting for over 25 years and first went to Chateau de Berry Pomeroy in 1996.

“I had quite a few experiences and saw my first appearance in 2020 at 1:45 a.m. after visiting the castle and seeing the spirit of the white lady Margaret Pomeroy walk past the castle cafe, where you go up the one kilometer long driveway.

“I had walked from the cafe on the way back and saw a shining beam of light as I passed the bushes and once I turned to go back up I was really surprised to see a visible and shining image of a woman.



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“I only saw her from the side as she faced the bushes to the left of the driveway. I only saw her a few seconds before she slowly disappeared. I wasn’t scared but more surprised.

“I had wanted to see a ghost for a long time and during the evening outside the castle on the lawn I had many intelligent responses with an EMF K2 detector.” It is a technology used to pick up electromagnetic radiation per ghost. . hunters. “

He also photographed bats in the ruins.



Bats at the Château de Berry Pomeroy
Bats at the Château de Berry Pomeroy

He explained why some people never see apparitions: “Berry Pomeroy’s castle is haunted – but it’s not all the time. While some may have experiences, others don’t. Spirits need “a certain amount of energy to manifest and also have free will. and select who they show themselves to. You have to respect them. I have always been to Berry Pomeroy Castle with no expectations and shown them respect.”

“Many ghost hunters have captured all kinds of things on camera here, but things are felt and felt more often than photographed.”

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Other images would show riders on the green – believers say it shows one of the two male knights haunting the castle.



Many who have seen the photo believe the pictures are of horses and riders
Many who have seen the photo believe the pictures are of horses and riders

Psychics say there are historical spirits, ghosts, elementals and negative spirits around the castle and the grounds. The spirits told mediums that they were very happy at the Chateau de Berry Pomeroy, living there as family.

It is said that two female ghosts haunt the castle: the White Lady and the Blue Lady. The Blue Lady is said to be asking passers-by for help, luring them into her tower. If they go to her, they say they die. It is believed that she was the daughter of a Norman lord and wandered the dungeons mourning the loss of her baby, whom she murdered because he was fathered by her own father.

The White Lady, considered the spirit of Margaret Pomeroy, is believed to haunt the dungeons, having been imprisoned there by her sister, Eleanor, who was jealous of her beauty. Their stories often overlap.



This image was captured during a visit in 2017
This image was captured during a visit in 2017

Four people from Devon Investigators Paranormal (DIP) were there in 2017 and believe they photographed the White Lady (above).

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