St James's Park

      The phantom lady of this particular lake in the park is thought to have been the wife of an army sergeant who was based nearby. Discovering her infidelity, he decapitated her, hid her head and threw the body into the lake.

       Her revenant has been seen slowly and silently rising up from the centre of the lake, and then drifts silently onto dry land where she suddenly breaks into a wild, crazed run towards some bushes where she disappears, forced to roam the park for all eternity looking for the hiding place of her severed head.

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St James's Park
Photograph © Anthony Bliss 2006