Does the ghost of the legendary Lawrence of Arabia still linger at his old retreat?
On July 31st of this year, a man spotted what he now believes was the ghost of Lawrence. Exploring the site with a couple of friends, the man found himself bored with the small cottage and decided to walk out onto the property and up into the surrounding hills. On a slope over the site the man looked out over the country towards nearby Bovington Camp where Lawrence had once been stationed. Suddenly, the man noticed "What appeared to be a human figure in a black robe suddenly stepping out from behind a small sapling."
The witness said the figure's face was concealed by a large hood or covering of some kind. When one of the man's companions called out to him, he turned for a moment and when he looked back seconds later, the apparition had vanished.
Not being from the UK, the man was unfamiliar with the stories of Lawrence's ghost haunting the site, but when he was later shown photos of the famous figure in Bedouin robes, he confirmed that the profile and outline were the same as what he had witnessed.
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