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Levens Hall

Location of the haunted place: nr Kendal, Cumbria

Origin of the haunting: 16th/17th Century

Background of the haunted place: The present house was built in 1580 on the the site of a 12th Century Pele Tower . The house is a splendid example of Elizabethan architecture. The gardens are more modern, they were laid in the 18th Century. This is the Grey Lady's story.

Ghost story: I showed them. Those stuck-up people at the house. Thought they could turn away a starving woman and not get punished for it. I knocked on their door and very politely asked for food and shelter. They saw I was a gypsy and turned me away. Didn't want the likes of me in their precious house.

With my dying breath I cursed them. No son would inherit until the year the River Kent didn't flow and a white fawn was born in the park. They had a herd of Norwegian black fallow deer; white offspring were rare. It worked. No son inherited until 1896 when the river froze and a white fawn was born.

They should have had more respect for a starving woman. I still wander around the grounds and outside in the road. If you see me; let me in.

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