architectural masterpiece by Sir Christopher Wren was completed in
1710 and the 300 year old building lays claim to The Whistling
Many witnesses have claimed to
seeing this apparition in the Kitchener Chapel.
According to all reports, first
the air grows chilly, then a tuneless, mournful whistling is heard
as the ghost of an elderly shrunken cleric dressed in archaic clothing
The air grows even colder and
the whistling gets louder as he glides across the chapel floor, always
following the same route before vanishing into a nearby wall.
Previously known as The All Souls
Chapel, The Kitchener Chapel was renovated, rededicated and renamed
after the great war of 1914-1918. During the building work a secret
doorway was uncovered at exactly the same point in the wall where
the ghost is seen to vanish.
Upon investigation, a rickety
narrow winding wooden staircase leading to a small secret room or
bolt-hole within the cathedral itself was discovered.