On January 12, 1762, William Kent exclaimed to whatever was communicating from beyond the grave in front of the room of people attending the séance, “Thou art a lying spirit, thou are not the ghost of my Fanny. She would never have said any such thing.” There was a ghost haunting a house on Cock Lane in London that was using a young girl to communicate with the living
Was it the ghost of William Kent’s deceased lover, Fanny? Maybe it was the spirit of Elizabeth. Elizabeth was Fanny’s sister and married to William before Fanny had become William’s lover. And like Fanny, Elizabeth had gotten pregnant by William and had died soon after.
Or maybe there was no ghost at all. Maybe it was just an act of revenge!
Show notes and links:
- The Cock Lane Ghost, London 1762-1763 (literarylondon.org)
- Read Historic Ghosts and Ghost Hunters by H. Addington Bruce, Read free on ReadCentral.com (readcentral.com)
- Cock Lane ghost | Project Gutenberg Self-Publishing – eBooks (gutenberg.us)
- Cock Lane ghost – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (wikipedia.org)
- Scratching Fanny the Ghost of Cock Lane (wordpress.com)
- Ghost of Cock Lane. London (hauntedisland.co.uk)
- True Ghost Stories (True Adventure Stories) (9780794502744): Paul Dowswell, Tony Allan: Books (amazon.com)