Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Lady In Black

There is a place called Bradley Woods. It is located in Grimsby Lincolnshire. These famous woods are mentioned in the Doomsday Book 1086 and they are known to be over a 1000 years old.
There are several stories behind the haunting of these woods. The most famous story is about The Lady in Black.

A Woodsman and his lovely wife lived in the woods around the 'War of The Roses' times, which was around 1470. The woodsman was sent to war for 'Lord Yarbourough's army' and never returned.
His distraught wife was said to have waited everyday, looking for him, while holding their baby in her arms. One day she was attacked and her attackers took her baby. She was said to have wandered around, looking for both her baby and husband but she collapsed and died. She is said to haunt the woods and the road. There have been numerous sightings from drivers who drive through the woods have reported a light approaching from the field, the a woman in black sometimes stands at the side of the road and runs into your car. Often there is a loud thump, like the drivers have hit something but when they get out to investigate, nothing is there and no marks on the car. 

Picture taken from
Rod Collins

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