Many believe the figure to be one of the ghosts of the palace. Fact or fiction? You decide!
Hampton Court Palace
The British Royal Family continued to inhabit the palace until the 18th century. In 1838 the palace was opened to the public who could then visit and see just what living like a monarch was like back in the day.
The palace is said to have many ghosts with a significant number of paranormal experiences felt by visitors and staff recorded in visitors books. One of these ghosts is thought to be King Henry VIII himself along with several of his wives.
The hauntings are a popular subject of chatter within the grounds but in 2003 they received a significant boost in popularity.
Captured on Tape
Internal cameras and staff could find no evidence of someone visiting that area of the palace when these events were taking place. It was a bit of a mystery.
Then on the second day the doors were seen to once again fly open but this time a person in clothing from King Henry VIII's era appeared and then proceeded to close them. No other security camera caught someone in that 'costume' that day and definitely not near to that door. As a matter of fact staff have said they do not even have a costume fitting the one seen in the video. In the visitors book someone had also logged that they had seen the ghost of a man in strange clothes in that area of the palace.
What do you think?
Is a ghost responsible for opening, and at times closing, the fire escape doors?
Maybe King Henry VIII himself!
Could it be a trick of the light and shadows?
Or do you think it is a hoax, a complete fake?