Stanley Palace - 14th July 2007
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INTRODUCTION - Stanley Palace is a 16th Century Grade II listed building located in Chester. Formerly called Derby House, it stands on, or near the site previously occupied by the Dominican Friars (The 'Black Friars') in medieval times.

HAUNTINGS - Stanley Palace is reputed to be haunted and over the years footsteps & low murmurings have been heard by many paranormal groups who have investigated the location.

Elizabeth, Sir Peter Warburton's daughter died in her Black Friars home in 1627. On two occasions her presence has been seen.
A lady attending a social function at Stanley Palace noticed a man dressed in a 17th century servants uniform pass her in the foyer and enter the Queen Anne room.

Over the years footsteps have been heard in the Gallery
A girl was frightened by an old man with a walking stick who swore at children and gave chase waving his stick.
In the second world war Stanley Palace was a place of recreation for the armed forces that were stationed in Chester. Upstairs by the staircase entrance to the Gallery, one paranormal group a noticed figure of a gentleman, dressed in the uniform of a second world war army officer was in command of the entertainment. At the far end of the Gallery a grey haired lady was playing the piano and seamed to have a preference for Brahms.

A King Charles spaniel is also seen wandering the house.

The Upper floors were suppose to be haunted by children. Stanley Palace Orbs

On the main staircase an angry spirit of a man is suppose to be located, he initimidates and picks out people. Although much hipe was performed around this 'supposed sprit' NOTHING was experienced by anyone.

Photo taken of orb on staircase where this spirit is located.



CONCLUSION - Stanley Palace is a VERY impressive builidng. We did not feel that there was infact any paranormal activity going on that night..... experinces felt by other people had in our opinon been purely to suggestion.