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    'Haunted' portrait back in place, man lays ghost of Mrs. Bell

    So to speak.

    The long-lost 'haunted' painting and strange claims that ghost of
    Mrs Bell vanished after the picture was put back in its rightful place

    As ghosts go, she was rather a cultured specimen.

    The pale Edwardian figure made frequent visits to the mansion home of Alan Smith, always accompanied by the music of Chopin, according to the startled souls who bore witness.

    Her interest in the house was a mystery – until the discovery of a long-lost painting that appeared to feature the very same person, sitting at a piano.

    When the portrait was returned to Heale House’s drawing room, the sightings stopped.
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    And who was the woman in the portrait?
    He identified the woman as a Mrs Bell, one of the 15-bedroom mansion’s previous occupants, who had been bankrupted and forced to sell all her possessions – including her beloved portrait – shortly before her death in the early 1900s.
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    more, with pictures (one of the portrait, of course) at Daily Mail link above

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    So to speak.

    The long-lost 'haunted' painting and strange claims that ghost of
    Mrs Bell vanished after the picture was put back in its rightful place


    And who was the woman in the portrait?

    more, with pictures (one of the portrait, of course) at Daily Mail link above
    I LOVE these kinds of stories!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    So to speak.

    The long-lost 'haunted' painting and strange claims that ghost of
    Mrs Bell vanished after the picture was put back in its rightful place


    And who was the woman in the portrait?

    more, with pictures (one of the portrait, of course) at Daily Mail link above
    Who wrote the headline? Or is it just funny to me
    Justice for Caylee

    "We have a different stage. We have the same actress," Sheaffer said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by octobermoon View Post
    Who wrote the headline? Or is it just funny to me
    "To lay a ghost" is an old expression meaning to confront and get rid of an issue of whatever sort. Worked well here with an actual ghost, plus did provide a sort of double entendre (cough-cough).

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    Red face

    I always love these kind of stories.
    Staffies They're Softer Than You Think

    "From where you're kneeling, it must seem like an 18-carat string of bad luck. But the truth is... the game was rigged from the start." – Benny Fallout: New Vegas

    "What is the most admirable creature on God's green Earth? Why, it's the bee! Have you ever seen a bee on vacation? Have you ever seen a bee take a sick day? Well, my friends, the answer is no! So I say, be... the bee! Be the bee!" - Jeremiah Fink Bioshock Infinite



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