The cottage felt perfect, although the figure of a witch made from corn, which was hanging in the stone fireplace, was a bit of a shock. But hey, we were two young mediums, used to researching and discussing the afterlife. We’d both grown up in haunted houses. We’d seen things. No mere corn witch was going to scare us.
1884 saw the height of witnesses reporting the sighting of a ghostly woman in black at the Cheltenham residence. Neighbours and visitors to the house added to the list of people who observed this tall, unknown lady. On most occasions each reported that the woman was solid, so therefore everything had seemed normal. When Myers asked the key question, ‘what made you think she was a ghost and not someone living?’ he received essentially the same answer, ‘when she just disappeared into thin air before my eyes’.