Memes for Men pt. 36 - England's Raynham Hall has been said to be haunted by the original owner, Lady Dorothy Ghost? Townsend, since 1835. This picture, taken nearly 100 years after that, remains to this day to be one of the most iconic ghost pictures.
This photo was taken in 1936 at Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England, by two photographers of Country Life magazine. Raynham Hall was long reputed to be haunted by the ghost of Lady Dorothy Townshend, who died in 1726. The ghost had been seen on many occasions throughout the years when it was spotted descending these stairs by the Country Life photographers, who quickly took a snapshot. This is considered by many to be the most highly regarded and reputable photograph by a ghost yet made.
The Brown Lady Of Raynham Hall (1936). The most famous ghost photograph belongs to a London-based photographer named Captain Hubert C. Provand, who took photographs in the Raynham Hall Mansion in Norfolk, England. Supposedly Lady Dorothy Walpole (1686-1726), the sister of the first Prime Minister of Great Britain.
=According to legend, the "Brown Lady of Raynham Hall" is the ghost of Lady Dorothy Walpole (1686–1726), the sister of Robert Walpole, generally regarded as the first Prime Minister of Great Britain. She was the second wife of Charles Townshend, who was notorious for his violent temper. The story says that when Townshend discovered that his wife had committed adultery with Lord Wharton he punished her by locking her in her rooms in the family home, Raynham Hall...
Raynham Hall, Norfolk England. Thought to be haunted by the ghost of Dorothy Townshend who lived in Raynham Hall in the 1700's. Legend has it that Dorothy was a mistress to Lord Wharton and her husband found out about it. She was imprisoned in a remote section of the Hall until she died. Legal records show she died in 1726.
This image of the "The Brown Lady" ghost is one of the best known ghost photographs ever shot. The apparition is thought to be that of Lady Dorothy Townshend, wife of Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount of Raynham, of Raynham Hall in Norfolk, England in the early 1700s. The photograph was taken in September, 1936 by Captain Provand and Indre Shira, two photographers who were taking pictures of Raynham Hall for Country Life magazine. This is your quintessential ghost photo!