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Many Hauntings of St. George's Cathedral

Many hauntings are associated with the apparitions of St. George's Cathedral, the Grey Lady, the organist, laughing lady ghost and the lost soldier.

Ghostly history of St. George's Cathedral.

St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town, South Africa was built in 1901, the cathedral is said to be haunted by many ghosts. Who exactly the ghost who wears a long, grey robe while walking the cathedral's halls and corridors making strange noises and creating cold spots in the cathedral remains a legend that has persisted over the years and continues to add to the mystique and history of St. George's Cathedral.

Ghostly history of St. George's Cathedral. 

One of the most common legends is that the Grey Lady is actually the ghost of Bishop Robert Gray, who served as the first bishop of Cape Town from 1847 until 1872. Some people believe that Gray's spirit still lingers in the cathedral, and that he appears as a grey figure in clerical robes. Gray died in 1872, and he was buried in the grounds of St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, which he had helped to establish. 

The second legend who is said to be the Grey Lady, is Bishop Gray's wife, Sophia, who died in 1871. According to this legend, Sophia's spirit is said to haunt the cathedral, dressed in a long grey dress.

A third legend tells of a bride who was supposed to be married in the cathedral many years ago, but who never arrived. Some people believe that the Grey Lady is the ghost of this bride, who died tragically on her way to the wedding.

The final legend of the Grey Lady of St. George's Cathedral tells of a soldier's wife who died during a siege of the cathedral many years ago. Her husband was away at war, and she was left alone in the cathedral with their child. Some people believe that her spirit still haunts the cathedral, and that she appears as a grey figure holding a child.

Grey Lady of St. George's Cathedral

St. George's Cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa has several other ghost stories, there is a story of an organist who worked in the cathedral many years ago. It is said that he died while playing the organ and that his ghost can still be heard playing it late at night.

There is also a story of a ghost that is said to haunt the cathedrals Lady Chapel. This ghost is known for its eerie laughter, which can be heard echoing through the chapel.

Yet another ghost story associated with St. George's Cathedral is that of a soldier who is said to haunt the building. According to the story, the soldier died during a battle that took place near the cathedral, and his ghost can still be seen wandering the halls.

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