The Phantom Centurion

The Phantom Centurion

July 21, 2017 Ghostly Experiences Our Blog 0

I had gone down to Essex, UK to visit my family and was staying in a caravan on one of the parks on Mersea Island. My family and I had been out for a meal and it was fairly late, around 11pm when I left the pub to return to the park.  I hadn’t had anything to drink and I wasn’t tired as I had managed a nice long lie in that morning.  

To get onto Mersea, you have to drive across a road which is bordered on either side by the sea.  This road is flooded during high tide and is completely impassable twice a day.  I was driving towards this road and was alone on the road.  I was halfway across when something ahead caught my eye.  Standing on the pavement to the left of the road was a Roman Centurion.  He had a red cape around his neck, was wearing the full leather armour and had a hat on with a plume of red coming out the top.  I slowed right down, thinking my eyes were playing tricks on me, or perhaps it was someone in fancy dress but as I drew closer he faded into nothing.  

I didn’t see him again throughout my holiday but when I told my parents, they told me that he is a frequent visitor to that stretch of road and the tale of the phantom Centurion is well known in the area.  Next time, I am taking my camera!

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