Mysterious Men in Flowing Gowns

By: Guest Author , Contributing Writer
In: Uncategorized, Old House Musings

Another scary entry in our Ghost Stories Blog Contest, this one from Darcy:

When I was at college I had an interesting experience that I often wonder about. I went to school in London, England and lived in the dorms, our dorm was on a high street (big wide street). One evening a big group of us were going to a fashion show and party. Some of us were designers, models, and dressers—so we had lots of things to bring with us–so we decided on taxis. While we waited for the taxis we noticed the building across the very wide street on the top floor there were probably a dozen men all dressed in white flowing gowns at the windows and on the roof frantically working—they looked very busy –but we couldn’t figure out what they were doing. We waited a good ten minutes watching them and guessing –what they could possibly be doing!

Taxis arrived and –we had a wonderful time and didn’t return until very late. When we arrived home our street had been blocked off—we had to walk to our building —there were firetrucks but what ever had happened was long over. We asked our dorm Mother but she told us it was late and we should go to sleep. The next day was Saturday so we slept late–when we got up we could see the building across the street was blackened by fire. Apparently a few hours after we left, a fire broke out on the top floor of the building and 2 women and a child died. We talked to one of the firemen and told him we saw a bunch of men in white robes working frantically a few hours before the fire. The firemen said that it wasn’t possible–no work had been done on the building and that the top floor was a group of Lebanese women and children that were war refuges.

So what did we see– angels taking the spirits away before the tragedy—were they ghosts getting ready for more ghosts. I think about it often–it was a long time ago.