Wednesday, June 11, 2008

When in Rome...

England is known for it's ghostly tales. And one of the most bizarre legends I have heard comes from Bath.

While the town itself has many supernatural presences, one obscure one stands out above the others. Apparently, the area around Bath Abbey and part of the town centre is haunted by the apparition of a Roman soldier.

A nude Roman soldier.

While the Abbey itself only dates back to 1499, the land on which it was built has been a site of religious importance as early as the 4th century. As it's name implies, the Romans built several baths in the area and were quite prominent in the region. Therefore, a nude soldier shouldn't quite be a shock.

Do naked ghosts exist? Apparently... yet I haven't had an opportunity to experience one for myself. But if you ever find yourself in Bath, keep on the lookout for the ethereal streaker...

5 comments:

Dragon said...

LOL nice, maybe he was taking a bath in the area and drowned. Or he just likes to get a look at the people when he runs around naked.

Cullan Hudson said...

The area of clothes vs. no clothes juxtaposed against theories of ghosts as psychic manifestations vs. physical anomalies just puzzles me. Anecdotally, there are exceptions to every rule. If the nude solider is a ghost and ghosts are psychic projections why would he project himself nude? If it's a physical manifestation, then that would make more sense if he died while he was nude.

Sh@ney said...

LOL...Now I suddenly dont feel so scared!!

Was he HOT?

Oh thats wicked!

Moving on, hope you are doing well my friend & having fun! *winks*

Anonymous said...

If he's naked, how do you know he's a roman soldier?

Ken said...

Perhaps the galea atop his head is a dead giveaway... if anyone's bothering to look above the waistline, that is...