Corby Castle lies on the banks of the river Eden, not far from Carlisle. The castle was the seat of the Howard family and is haunted by a spirit known as the radiant boy who has been sighted infrequently. The apparition haunts a room in the oldest part of the castle, which is reached by a passage running through a wall.
An often-quoted sighting was made by the rector of Greystoke, although there is no date to follow up the story. Sometime after 1.00am in the morning whilst staying overnight at the castle, the rector awoke to see a glimmer in the centre of the room. The glimmer gradually increased in strength to a bright light and then formed into a boy with golden locks of hair. After watching the rector for a short while the spectre glided to the chimney and vanished.
Traditionally the radiant boy was associated with the Howard family, if seen by a family member that person would rise to a position of great power but meet a terrible end.