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Figure Walking

Location: WC2 - National Gallery, gallery 16
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 25 September 1999
Further Comments: Picked up by CCTV cameras, a dark figure has been observed walking around the gallery at night. Gallery 42 is also said to be haunted; it is believed that a plague pit exists underneath.

Anna Pavlova

Location: WC2 - Palace Theatre, Cambridge Circus
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: The debate to whether the ghostly ballerina to be found here is really Pavlova is still in motion. The building's other entity, Ivor Novello, died in 1951 but still watches performances from the back of the dress circle. Two seats are left unfilled during performances for the ghosts, although during the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child run, the seats were sold as normal.

Fading Lady

Location: WC2 - Peacock Theatre (was Royalty Theatre), Dean Street
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Lady circa 1934, Dolphin from 1980s onwards?
Further Comments: A woman clothed in an outfit dating from the Queen Anne period is reported to descend the staircase here, slowly fading before she reaches the bottom. A short scream is said to signify her complete disappearance. The female ghost has not recently manifested and appears to have been replaced by the sound of a phantom dolphin which, during life, was kept in a small tank under the stage in the 1930s.

Cleaner

Location: WC2 - Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Place
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: 1960s onwards
Further Comments: The ghost which is said to haunt this cinema is said to clear dirty areas and tweak the volume on films.

Young Girl

Location: WC2 - Savoy Hotel
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A phantom girl is reputed to haunt the fifth floor of the hotel. The same entity is also connected to a mysterious lift which does not really exist.

Horatio Nelson

Location: WC2 - Somerset House, Strand
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Nelson in Spring (reoccurring), woman in 1972
Further Comments: The ghostly figure of Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson was said to manifest at Somerset House during Spring months. The entity would stride with purpose across the courtyard, heading towards his former office, but always vanished soon after being spotted. A wispy female ghost has also been spotted on site, drifting along a corridor.

Running Man

Location: WC2 - Staircase leading to a flat along Shaftesbury Avenue
Type: Crisis Manifestation
Date / Time: Possibly early twentieth century
Further Comments: While accompanying a woman he recently met back to her flat, a young man was stunned when a gentleman ran past him in the opposite direction, with a look of horror on his face. The young man turned to see where the man was going, but he had vanished with no obvious place that he could have gone. The young man was shocked and headed home, leaving the woman on the staircase. The young man later found out the flat had a bad reputation and men would be lured there and robbed.

Duel

Location: WC2 - Temple (exact location not given)
Type: Haunting Manifestation
Date / Time: Unknown
Further Comments: A certain room in Temple was haunted after a duel left one man dead, the manifestation a repeat of the fight.

Parson Ford

Location: WC2 - The Hummums, Covent Garden (was next door to the New Hummums which is now Tuttons Restaurant)
Type: Post-Mortem Manifestation
Date / Time: Nineteenth century?
Further Comments: A manservant at these former Turkish baths reported seeing a man he knew on the cellar stairs - it later transpired that the figure had died several days previously.

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