For over 30 years Isle of Wight psychic Margo Williams discovered the best-documented evidence to confirm the existence of ghosts. Her work has been tested and independently confirmed, even by scientists and observed by film teams, all of whom have been amazed by the experience, for Margo Williams recorded the spoken testimony of ghosts and recovered artefacts lost, hidden or buried by the person when still alive.
GHOST ENCOUNTERS FAMOUS & FORGOTTEN
During the golden years of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s residency at Farringford the people of this island experienced the presence of so many famous people, normally so distant and so stellar; it was as if the Gods had passed through Freshwater Gate to walk upon the Isle of Wight. And perhaps that was where and when things all changed.
They had no idea how their very presence was setting into motion a whole new challenge to religious faith that within one hundred and fifty years would be just as pervasive as the consequence of industry: the cult of celebrity.
GHOST ENCOUNTERS HEAVEN & HELL
The matter of Heaven & Hell has fired up more than just a war of words even now, and even though Science says there is no such thing as a soul, a ‘ghost in the machine’ of the body that survives death.
If asked where Heaven is, most religious people point up to the sky. Hell is downward but on a spinning globe on which the masses of humankind inhabit two hemispheres, identifying the exact location of these two destinations becomes a problem. So what can we know about the architecture of the afterlife, if there is one. Can ghosts give us a clue?
GHOST ENCOUNTERS DESTINY & DESIRE
Above the doorway in the old tower that stands atop Glastonbury Tor are remains of stone carvings of the Grail guardians. Some of Saint Michael can be identified, locked in a struggle to pin down a dragon, below him is a carved relief of an angel and a devil watching a pair of scales in which a soul is weighed.
The tower is an eerie place, and some visitors while up there say they heard supernatural sounds of screaming, and wonder to which part of the Grail story that noise belongs.
GHOST ENCOUNTERS ROYALS & ROGUES
It is possible to speculate on the nature of time: we assume it to be moving ever forward. Our history books accrue dates and events as markers, but do some of us continue our unique role in the universe’s epic drama; replaying life’s curious and bitter sweet politics for the satisfaction of the great God of time?
It is fair to say rogues do tend to stick around as ghosts, be they royals or not. For many, being a ghost seems to be a period of penance-in-place.
GHOSTLY ENCOUNTERS LIFE & DEATH *
There is an unfounded conviction, held by millions of humans, taught through many religions generation after generation, and advanced by the world’s greatest thinkers, that there is a soul and it does live on after death. This belief alone does not prove its existence any more than the negative assertion of Science confirms its non-existence.
Luckily – so to speak – the truth comes to us all; every one of us will find out sooner or later if we survive this thing called life, after death.
Extra for this edition: read the case files of the ghosts of old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris; and Versailles the spectacular palace of the Sun King Louis XIV.
* First published as Ghostly Encounters . As Experienced by Isle of Wight Psychic Margo Williams. October 1997. Coach House Publications.
ISBN No. 1-899-392-106. Revised and published with additional content. January 2018
Witness the voices of the hereafter, it may help in the here now.