Ince Blundell, England – 79-year-old Pam Bond says she now believes in ghosts after having a frightening run-in with a shadowy figure one night in her hometown of Ince Blundell. The experience happened back in 1956 when Bond was walking home late from choir practice and spotted the dark, ghostly shape under a streetlight near the local cemetery.
“We all started screaming and ran home,” said Bond, who has lived in Ince Blundell for nearly 80 years. The village has long been associated with spooky tales and paranormal activity, ever since it was home to the prominent Weld Blundell family and their manor house built in 1729.
The stately Ince Blundell Hall still stands today, now occupied by nuns, but village lore tells of ghostly monks, unexplained car crashes, and most famously, the legend of the “Grey Lady.” According to local legend, she was a Catholic nun who had an illicit affair with one of the Weld Blundell men and subsequently drowned herself in the nearby lake.
Some say her ghost now haunts a white cross near the manor grounds, a spot where medieval funeral processions were said to rest and pray before continuing on to the village church.
While Pam Bond’s frightening experience happened over 60 years ago, she says that ghostly encounter left her convinced that the supernatural tales of her hometown must be true. “I have always heard the stories, but after that night, I believe Ince Blundell is haunted.”