A young couple were taking a tour of Tryon Palace in North Carolina and were filming the visit. When they were touring they didn’t see anything unusual but when Savanna Brown, 23, was uploading the video to her computer, she saw something that made her hair stand up on end, after her cousin asked if that was a ghost in the background. You could see a ghostly figure of a female servant in the next room. Later Brown discovered that a young servant girl was killed in a fire in the castle in 1798.
The duo believe the lady could be the spirit of a servant who perished in a blaze at the palace in 1798, which began in the cellar and engulfed much of the building.
Danielle, from Goldsboro, said: ‘The palace is actually known for being haunted. There was a fire there in 1798 and I believe it started where the servants used to live.
‘It was like she was see-through. You couldn’t see her back at all as it was mostly out of the picture.
‘Her silhouette wasn’t very detailed, you can’t make out the colour of her hair for example
‘It’s hard to tell but I think she was a younger woman and she was wearing what looked like a servant’s dress and carrying a basket.
‘I think because of how old the building was and the history, it did feel eerie.
‘We were just going around on the tour and listening to the guide. I wasn’t trying to capture anything specific but showing the surroundings.
‘I only noticed the ghostly figure in the background when my cousin messaged me saying ‘is that a ghost?”
After Danielle had uploaded the video to Snapchat last weekend, she still had no idea about the ghost until she watched it back.
When she returned home she did some more research into the history of the palace and discovered the story of the tragic fire.
Danielle said: ‘I hadn’t noticed her whilst I was in the room, it was only when I went back to look over the video that I saw her.