Sunday, March 04, 2007

Only REAL Ghost Stories, Of Course...

Greetings Ghost Fans,

The first order of business this week is an apology. I am sorry about not posting a new blog topic last Sunday. Unfortunately for me, I was stuck in O'Hare Airport! But, I digress. The coming weeks blog entries will surely be interesting enough!

So... on to this weeks blog topic!

When doing research for the Haunted Mansion, Imagineers read books and books on Ghosts, Hauntings, Demons, etc. Sometimes they would draw off of ancient lore about ghosts in order to create new characters. One such case, The Phantom Drummer of Tedworth.

"An early Poltergeist case around 1666, that was recorded by the Reverend Joseph Glanvill, who lived in a house at the present site of the Zouch Manor in Wiltshire. Two girls were occupying a bedroom from which they could hear a "strange drumming". It was thought that the sound was coming from "behind the bolster", though some believed the girls themselves were the cause. They were later cleared of speculation however, and the Reverend noted that he could find no "trick, contrivance or common cause" to explain it."*


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