a palace for Queen Elizabeth I, Somerset House (rebuilt in 1775),
and situated in the Strand is the scene of a rare occurrence - A daylight
The phantom is none other than
Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson KB (1758-1805), one of Englands
greatest naval heroes. His ghost can be seen crossing the cobbled
forecourt to the building that housed the Navy Board in the early
nineteenth century. It was here in 1805, that he received his fateful
orders regarding The Battle of Trafalgar.
Feeble and frail with the empty sleeve of his uniform swinging by
his side this apparition appears to glow slightly and trail a large
wispy translucent cloud above his head.
Should he be approached he will suddenly vanish
as quickly as he appeared.
There have also been sightings
of an unknown ethereal female figure drifting desolately and silently
down the corridors of the building.