1945


22
YEARS

THE WHITE LADY

“[An] interesting recurring apparition

has long been reported

from the Home of Compassion.”

It is located in Thames Ditton

a suburban village by the River Thames...

...in the Elmbridge borough of Surrey.

“…from the very first night that the mansion

that the mansion was taken over…”

“…by the Sisters of Compassion…”

“…a white figure had been seen on many occasions…”

“Attempts to exorcise the phantom lady…

were unsuccessful…”

“The generally accepted idea of exorcism is that a power of good is paramount…”

“...over a power of evil.”

“…[yet] all the evidence I have collected

…does not suggest to me

that there is anything evil about ghosts…”

“…[and] this failure it was suspected,

showed that the ghost

was not of an evil nature…”

“...its manifestations have never been in the least frightening…”

“The Reverend Mother told me when I called there…”

‘It is true we have a ghost here…’

‘It is the ghost of a nun

and it has been seen here for many…’

‘...many years…’

‘...but we are not worried about it…’

‘...it has not harmed anyone...’

“The Reverend Mother said she had

seen the ghost … many times

and had never had any fear.”

“She described the figure as

‘wearing a white robe with a veil

…and seeming to radiate happiness...’

“According to the evidence I accumulated,

the ghost puts in an appearance on 

average three times a year…”

“...usually around 2.00 a.m…”

“...but occasionally in daylight.”

“It is a pity that a number of circumstances…”

“...precluded an intensive 

and exhaustive investigation…”

No Common Task
pp.69-70

Exorcism!
p.183