Jean Sheppard and family - The hallucination of Colonel Lattey's mother
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Science and the Spook by George Owen and Victor Sims
From 1911 to 1936, said Mrs Sheppard, Prior's Court was occupied by Colonel H. J. C. Lattey now living at Hallow in Worcestershire. Subsequent to our visit we spoke by telephone to Colonel Lattey who said:
I witnessed nothing myself, but possibly this is because one has to be psychic and I am not. But my mother always maintained that there is a ghost at Prior's Court.
One summer evening she was sitting alone in the central courtyard when she saw the ghost of a young girl in Victorian costume flit by. She wore a straw hat. Her hair was swept back in a bun. She floated towards the orchard and disappeared.
If my mother said she saw a ghost, I am sure she did.
Mrs Sheppard told us that a service of exorcism was performed at the request of Colonel Lattey's mother. [It didn’t work]