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The Corner House

The Corner House

Freaky Friday

A few weeks ago, I received a lovely note from a new reader, who also happens to be an author too. In her note, she asked me if I really had a ghost in my house and then admitted that she’d only seen and heard one ghost in her life. Amy Heyman, from Sheybogan, Wisconsin has written two books – Polvenon and Tremorna. Both of her books are set in Cornwall, which is also where she saw her ghost!

So, I shared my ghost story (well, at least one of them) and asked her to share hers. Here it is:

In 1988, my mom and I rented The Corner House, a little cottage in Cadgwith, Cornwall, England. We stayed there for two weeks. The week prior, we spent sightseeing in London. It was in London where I thought I would maybe see a ghost…the Tower, Hampton Court…so by the time we took the train to Cornwall, I wasn’t even thinking about ghosts anymore.

It was into our second week at the cottage when there was a very windy, rainy night. I stayed in a bedroom right at the top of the stairs, with a view from my bed of the entire little hallway leading to the other bedrooms and the toilet. I couldn’t sleep.

The wind was rather ominous. I was thinking of going downstairs for a while when I looked down the hall and there, at the end of the hall, to the right of the toilet, stood a black figure. It looked like it had a hooded robe on.

I just stared, frozen in bed. I kept watching, thinking maybe it was my mom or maybe I was dreaming. All of a sudden, the figure lifted slowly from the floor and extended its arms out on either side and proceeded to swiftly float right at me!!!

I turned around in the bed and dove under the covers. I could hear a rustling sound right above my head. It happened so fast and before I knew it… dead silence. I think I waited at least 15 minutes before I felt like sticking my head out of the covers, and I finally did but there was nothing there.

I ran down the hall to wake my mom up and she said she had been sleeping soundly until I woke her up. I have no idea what that was, but I did e-mail someone a few years ago who lives in Cornwall and they asked around and said that a lady named Sara Legge (I think that’s how it was spelled) also saw something while staying there. I wish I knew more about the history of the cottage. Maybe that would tell me something.

That’s my story! First and the only ghost I’ve ever seen! And probably the last!

I have to admit, when she sent the story to me, I had to do a little checking. And I found this from a Facebook page called Haunted Posts: Just up the road from the inn is a holiday home named “The Corner House” it is said that here in 1988 it was reported that this dark monk-like figure was seen to rise and float along a corridor near the bathroom…” 

I let Amy know that who she’d seen might have been a monk. You know those monks, always hanging around in the most unsuspecting places.

I hope you’ll check out Amy’s books, especially the second one which has a ghost in it. A ghost is Cornwall – sound familiar?

Happy Friday!!

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  1. amy Heyman
    June 21, 2019 at 8:40 am

    Thank you, Terri, for sharing my story!! When you shared about the black monk, I literally got goosebumps all over!!! If anyone would like to contact me my email address is My books are available in Amazon both here and in the UK. Wonderful ghost story in Tremorna!!

    • Terri Reid
      July 5, 2019 at 7:47 am

      Thank you for being part of Freaky Friday!!

  2. Dotti Anderson.
    June 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    Both books are an excellent read.

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