The Cock Lane Ghost: Haunting, Hoax, Hysteria… or Hilarious?

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The Cock Lane Ghost: Haunting, Hoax, Hysteria… or Hilarious?

Wednesday, 5 September

In 1762, crowds from across London gathered in hopes of seeing something the papers called "The Cock Lane Ghost". This alleged spirit was known to communicate in knocks and scratches, reacting to yes or no questions and, according to some observers, seeking justice from beyond the grave. But who was this spirit, exactly? What did this poltergeist have to do with William Kent and his ongoing dispute with landlord Richard Parsons? Join the guys as they delve into the strange, strange story of the Cock Lane ghost. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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