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Ghost Stories: The Spine-Chilling Tale of the Chase Vault

By Albert Jack
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From the bestselling author of Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, Ten Minute Mysteries and many more.... The Spine-Chilling Tale of the Chase Vault What terrifying secret is sealed within an old family tomb in Oistins, Barbados? From the seventeenth century onwards, the nobles of England who had been awarded land on the island began importing thousands of African slaves to work the newly formed tobacco, sugar and cotton plantations. Over the next century, Barbados dominated the world’s sugar industry and the plantation owners became powerful and successful figures throughout the British Empire. It was one of these landowners, the Honourable Thomas Waldron, who in 1724 built an elegant family burial vault in the cemetery of the parish church in the town of Oistins. It was intended for his married daughter and her family. Seven feet wide and twelve feet deep, and made out of carved coral, the vault was large enough to accommodate the entire Waldron family. The first person to be buried in it was Richard Elliot, the husband of Elizabeth Waldron. He was also the last of the family to be interred there. Nobody has since been able to explain why Elizabeth failed to join her husband in his final resting place, and nor why the next occupant, Mrs Thomasina Goddard, was a non-family member (unless she was a descendent of the Elliots or the Waldrons by marriage), but what is known is that when the tomb was opened on 31 July 1807 to bury Mrs Goddard, it was found to be empty. Part of Albert Jack's Mysterious World Series

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From the bestselling author of Red Herrings & White Elephants, Pop Goes the Weasel, Ten Minute Mysteries and many more....
The Spine-Chilling Tale of the Chase Vault
What terrifying secret is sealed within an old family tomb in Oistins, Barbados?
From the seventeenth century onwards, the nobles of England who had been awarded land on the island began importing thousands of African slaves to work the newly formed tobacco, sugar and cotton plantations.
Over the next century, Barbados dominated the world’s sugar industry and the plantation owners became powerful and successful figures throughout the British Empire.
It was one of these landowners, the Honourable Thomas Waldron, who in 1724 built an elegant family burial vault in the cemetery of the parish church in the town of Oistins. It was intended for his married daughter and her family.
Seven feet wide and twelve feet deep, and made out of carved coral, the vault was large enough to accommodate the entire Waldron family. The first person to be buried in it was Richard Elliot, the husband of Elizabeth Waldron. He was also the last of the family to be interred there.
Nobody has since been able to explain why Elizabeth failed to join her husband in his final resting place, and nor why the next occupant, Mrs Thomasina Goddard, was a non-family member (unless she was a descendent of the Elliots or the Waldrons by marriage), but what is known is that when the tomb was opened on 31 July 1807 to bury Mrs Goddard, it was found to be empty.
Part of Albert Jack's Mysterious World Series

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Author Bio: Albert Jack

Author Bio: Albert Jack

Albert Jack is a writer and historian. His first book Red Herrings and White Elephants explored the origins of well-known idioms and phrases, and became an international best-seller in 2004. Fascinated by discovering the truth behind the world’s great stories, Jack has become an expert at explaining the unexplained, enriching millions of dinner table conversations and ending bar room quarrels the world over.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Body, Mind & Spirit
Runtime: 0.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English