Castle de Bergh
There is or rather was a very ancient castle in Lancashire near Liverpool called Castle de Bergh which belongs to a noble family of that name. Many years ago the possessor of the castle Mr de Burgh died and the castle was then let out to various of the tenantry among whom was a carpenter. Two years after the death of Mr de Burgh as this carpenter was employed in his workshop about a quarter of a mile from the castle, melting glue, it being evening and only four of his men with him, he perceived a gentleman in mourning passing the lathe where the men were at work. He was immediately seized with a violent trembling and weakness his hair stood on end and a clammy sweat spread over his forehead. The lights were put out, he knew not how and at last m fear and terror he was obliged to return home. On his arrival at the castle as he was passing up the stairs he heard a footstep behind and on turning round he perceived the same apparition. He hastily entered his room and bolted locked and barred the door but to his horror and surprise this offered no impediment to his ghostly visiter for the door sprang open at his touch and he entered the room. The apparition was seen by various others all of whom asserted it bore the strongest resemblance to their deceased master. One gentleman spoke to him and the spirit told him that he was not happy.
[THE MIRROR OF LITERATURE, AMUSEMENT, AND INSTRUCTION: CONTAINING ORIGINAL ESSAYS. VOL. XVII. – BARON BROUGHAM & VAUX (1831)]