Haunted Photographs 4
Ghost Hunting In Glastonbury
Glastonbury At Full Moon, By Will Jacques
Article and Photographs, by Will Jacques
I always like to open with a door of some kind. This is a cool one. It’s the opening to the ancient Glastonbury Cemetery.
Here’s the Lady, the Candle Lady, of Chalice Gardens
Glastonbury, in the Southwest of England, is an ancient town, perhaps in continual habitation since the neolithic. This cemetery dates back to the middle 1700’s.
Here’s our first ghost. Do you see the old man standing within the arch? He looks to be clothed in a robe (or a burial shroud) and has a long, white beard. I call him the Gatekeeper.
I’ve highlighted the image in violet to bring out the contrast
This is the famous Glastonbury Tor. Tor, is a Celtic word for hill. In the ancient past, most of the lowlands surrounding the Tor would have been flooded. This area was then known as the Fens. The Tor, and the highlands surrounding it, were know as the Isle of Avalon, resting place of King Author.
The tower you see is the partial ruin of a church, allied with the great Abbey, down in Glastonbury. The last abbot of the Glastonbury Abbey, was hanged here, on this hill, in the 1530’s.
You can see the Tor from all over town and for miles around.
The Mists of Avalon.
The roads surrounding the Tor can be very lonely as night closes in…
Very Lonely! Do you see the hooded figure? He’s standing on the rise, just to the left of the road.
I’ve highlighted The image in violet again.
Here’s another figure I encountered along that lonely road. That bright glowing ball is not the moon. The shape suggests a robed figure holding a staff. There are many types of pilgrim in Glastonbury.
The Glastonbury Abbey
This blue craft appeared in a picture taken from the Tor. It’s an unusual shape for a normal photographic anomaly.
Night in the Glastonbury Cemetery.
A Tree Lady?
A Tree Lord?
The “Red House” of Glastonbury, this is a town of Witches and Wizards. Each house is what you make of it.
Speaking of Witches and Wizards, here I am.
This is my friend Jason Whittle, and myself. Jason writes many articles for The Ghastly Door, including all our interviews. Now he’s an official ghost hunter.
This is Jason standing in the Tor Tower.
I was all by myself on this night. Churches can be spooky places.
Faces resembling “aliens” always seem to come up. They are the same, in general description, as the ancient fairies and goblins.
The Wall of Faces in violet.
The Chalice Well, this well has been in continuous use for thousands of years. It still gives clean water and a drink will do us all good.
When staying in Glastonbury, may I recommend the Haydn House. I found it clean, comfortable, affordable, and Charlie, the owner, an excellent host.
A last view of the Tor, from town.
Here’s the Lord, The Celtic Mercury