York Minster Is Considered To Be One Of The Most Beautiful Yet Haunted Cathedrals In The World

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A landmark that is considered to be one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the world is also eerily considered one of the most haunted places in the world.

The York Minster is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe and is absolutely stunning to look at. Located in the city of York in North Yorkshire, England, the York Minster was first built in the 7th century.

The cathedral went through many structural changes over the decades. It started as a modest wooden church, and then Archbishop Walter de Gray ordered the construction of its gothic structure in 1215. It expanded into one of the largest European cathedrals and survived historic wars, fires, etc.

Now, many visitors visit the cathedral each year to learn about its rich history and see its stunning architecture.

But, some visiting the church may not know that there are some ghosts seen wandering the cathedral.

One of the ghosts seen around the cathedral is suspected to be the ghost of Jonathan Martin, a man who set fire to the church in 1829 because he said God had ordered him to.

People have claimed to see his spirit wandering the church, trying to light it ablaze once again.

Another ghost is a man who was Senior clergy at York Minster, Dean Gale. He was well-known and loved within the church community.

He sadly died when he was only 26 in 1702. Some believe he loved his role at the church so much he decided to stay forever, and some see his spirit sitting in the pews, waiting for mass to begin.

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