The Figure In The Garden

13 December 2016 | Haunted houses, Haunted locations, Your True Encounters

I was at Arlington Court in Devon, United Kingdom. Arlington Court is a beautiful old house and estate which belongs to the National Trust with very large grounds covering many hundreds of acres of gardens and woods with several lakes and a carriage museum. It really is an exciting trip.

I was out on a walk with my wife and three young children last summer. This is at the old lake which is on the mile walk away from the house. I was looking at the children when I momentarily glanced away towards the lake. I then in a split second saw a young woman with blonde hair wearing a long pale blue dress looking out over the lake. Then she was gone. I looked back towards my wife who had a strange, surprised expression on her face. I said “wow, did you see that?” To which she replied “yes”.

We didn’t say any more at that time as the children were present but later we compared notes. She described the dress as duck egg blue and she saw more – a red picnic blanket and a coach with the woman moving off between the trees. She said she had an overwhelming feeling of peace and happiness and was not at all scared or threatened. I thought the dress looked Victorian but was more simple that what I would have expected.

Submitted by Ali Kaur

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