Friday 6 September 2013

The Silver Street Ghost

Picture by Steve Wild
It was on the evening of the 21st November 1954 when a student reported seeing a ghost in Silver Street.

He had just returned late back from a visit to Oxford and was walking back to Queen's College, which at the time, like most colleges ran a curfew because they would lock up at night. Any student which managed to get locked out would end up being fined.

On the night in question the student planned to wait till Silver Street was empty and climb over the wall into the college.

As the student walked towards the Anchor Pub he reported that he saw a figure of a old man in front of him. It was a clear night and with a street lamp nearby, he could clearly see that the old man had long silver hair and walked with a stooped posture, holding his hands behind his back.

The Student followed the old man and being younger and faster came very close, to a point where he was right behind him and with his thoughts on how he was planning to climb the wall the old man vanished.

The student left in shock by what he see happen did not hang around and climbed the wall back into the college.

This article may also be of interest: The Society for Psychical Research's Cambridge Roots