Archive

Beware of the ghost – some banks have paranormal visitors

January 3, 2013 – Scared of banks? There are some banks you should be even more scared. And the reason should not be the amount of your mortgage rates. Go Banking Rates compiled a list of haunted banks all over the world. The most famous bank ghosts, by the way, are active in Great Britain, according to the authors. That’s surprising, isn’t it. Well, let’s take a solemn example – the Bank of England.

The Bank of England Headquarter in Threadneedle Street, London. Photo: Adrian Arpington / Wikipedia.

The Bank of England Headquarter in Threadneedle Street, London. Photo: Adrian Arpington / Wikipedia.

In 1811 a certain Philip Whitehead who worked with the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street was accused of forgery and subsequently condemned to death. After his execution his sister Sarah who, for some time, had not heard of her brother, came to the bank and on receiving news of her brother’s end lost her mind. The wretched woman visited the bank for decades every single day demanding for her brother Philip. Rumours go that she still goes around in the bank’s courtyard where she once was buried. Because of the black mourning dress she wears, people call the ghost the ‘black nun.’

If you read some of these stories you will learn that some of these ghostly appearances even find a peaceful end after engaging a specialist (you know, Ghostbusters and all this kind of stuff …).

Read more about the haunted banks here.

← back

Subscribe to our newsletter now

Get the latest news from the world of numismatics promptly delivered once a week by email.