is very closely linked to one of Albion's finest writers, Charles Dickens. Perhaps it's my imagination (but so what if it is) but I could swear that I felt his presence several times. What is not my imagination is that the place teems with ghosts - none that I felt were threatening. I spoke to a city worthy, a lovely guy, who told me that the staff at the Guildhall Museum, the cathedral and in several of the shops, witness spectres and associated phenomena regularly. I'm not surprised.
I did have visits from Shadow People (again) whilst resting on my hotel bed one evening and awoke with a moon-shaped slice out of my right thumb - but they aren't ghosts...well not in the sense most people think of.
I took lots of orb photos in numerous places and while walking through the glorious Rochester Cathedral I felt a portal in action - just starting to vibrate. I looked up to the ceiling and saw three carved bosses that confirmed, to me, what I was feeling - that this was a known spot. A 'green man', a 'lion man' and a 'screaming man' - see scrolling images below. The Screaming man is the right way up and appears on the aisle ceiling leading from the 'North Transept' to the 'North Quire Transept'. A further strong indication is that the steps leading up to the arch are called ' The Pilgrim Steps' - supposedly named for pilgrims who visited the shrine of a mythological figure, William of Perth (Scotland), a baker who, it is said, was viciously done in outside Rochester on his way to Canterbury, Rome and the Holy Lands. It's another allegorical tale - bakers, as we know, transform flour into bread using fire - symbolising divine inspiration, and transformation from one state of being to another and thus gaining knowledge.
According to legend William was murdered by the child he found abandoned on some church steps and who he had brought up. The Church, of course, as you would, made St William the patron saint of adopted children. Teach the blighter a lesson what!