Another entry in the chart of the most haunted places in Britain compiled by Uncanny UK editor Richard Holland.
24. WYTHENSHAWE HALL: Wythenshawe, Manchester
This glorious black-and-white Tudor mansion on the outskirts of Manchester is possessed of a few traditional ghosts and some odd poltergeist-style activity. The ghost is a classic White Lady, who is said to be Mary Webb, a former servant killed during the English Civil War. She has frequently been seen in a long white dress in the vicinity of one of the bedrooms, and has also been heard sobbing.
Steve Mera of Manchester’s Association of Paranormal Investigation and Training has made a particular study of Wythenshawe Hall and has heard first-hand reports of spooky activity from both visitors and staff. Two security guards told Mr Mera that they not infrequently heard inexplicable noises at night, including footsteps, bangs and even the possible sound of gunfire. On one memorable occasion a large tapestry flew off the wall, across the staircase and landed on top of them! Weird noises have also been heard in the library and doors, known to have been securely shut, have been found standing open here.
Mr Mera also spoke to a man who, using the grounds as a short-cut one night, encountered a group of ghostly monks. They could only be seen from the knees upwards, as if they were walking below the level of the ground.
[SOURCE: Steve Mera in Paranormal Magazine, issue 56]