Sightings of Ghosts and Phantoms in the Yorkshire Area over the Centuries are in abundance. Here at Yorkshire Ghosts we try to give all the good tales.
One striking story which has become world famous, was back in 1953, when a young apprentice plumber was fitting a central heating unit, in the Treasurers house York where he became aware of a horn type noise in the cellar. Obviously thinking that's strange down here in the cellar, but the sound got louder and louder. Suddenly a roman centurion type soldier on a horse with cart came through the cellar wall. He fell off his ladder, as he was that startled and up to 20 more walked through this wall. They were dressed in plumed helmets, and carrying swords and wearing roman type attire.
Later when questioned, he described them as been very small and it seemed as if they were walking on their knees. Very few believed him including the press, and did not like talking about it because of the ridicule that came with it.
It was a long time after when excavations in that very cellar, showed that an old roman road was 15 to 18 inches below. So these soldiers were not walking on their knees or even particularly small, they were walking on the old roman road.