New Light on Old Ghosts

New Light on Old Ghosts

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  1. Red Don says:

    Re: New Light on Old Ghosts
    Good idea David.  By the way, I’ve never heard of the Spectral Coach of Enfield, how old is that ghost?

  2. Ian Topham says:

    Re: New Light on Old Ghosts
    I think the coach is another haunting linked to the Hanging Judge George Jeffreys, such as the The Town Of Ramsgate pub and many of the buildings associated with the Bloody Azzisses.  I’ll have to get it up on the site at some point.

    I’ll see if any spring to mind David:) 

  3. jordanbenidict says:

    Re: New Light on Old Ghosts
    IN ENFIELD OLD TOWN, on the northern outskirts of London, there have been reports of a spectral black coach drawn by a team of phantom horses that rushes silently down bell lane and suddenly vanishes.

    If legend is to be believed, the coach belonged to the evil ‘hanging judge’, Judge Jeffrey’s, who rides inside – the notorious 17th century Lord Chief Justice who believed in incarcerating and hanging political rebels until his own untimely death in the Tower of London brought an end to his reign of terror.

    These reports of the coach, however, have been forthcoming for many years and it would appear sightings of it are usually at dusk or by night and that it is invariably seen travelling in a southerly direction.

    One of the earlier reports on record relates that in1899, three factory girls from Ponders End on their way home from work witnessed the coach ‘rising out of the ground’ whereupon it sped off noiselessly with featureless passengers who could be seen through the windows.

    In 1912, it was again reported by a lamplighter who saw it ‘passing through’ a house – presumably one that obstructed its original path.