Lost Limbs Foundation

Monday, April 1, 2013

Ghostly Soldiers of Rome


History and Haunting of
Marching Soldiers , Weymouth, Dorset, England.
A phantom army of Roman soldiers is said to appear in times of national crisis on a disused stretch of track formerly the old Roman road that runs parallel to the A354 at Ridgeway Hill, between Dorchester and Weymouth.
A footpath formerly the old Roman road that runs parallel to the A354 at Ridgeway Hill, Upwey, Weymouth. Is said that in times of national crisis a phantom army of Roman soldiers is said to appear.
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History and Haunting of
Marching Soldiers , Weymouth, Dorset, England.
A phantom army of Roman soldiers is said to appear in times of national crisis on a disused stretch of track formerly the old Roman road that runs parallel to the A354 at Ridgeway Hill, between Dorchester and Weymouth.

A footpath formerly the old Roman road that runs parallel to the A354 at Ridgeway Hill, Upwey, Weymouth. Is said that in times of national crisis a phantom army of Roman soldiers is said to appear.

In the late Summer of 1918 (during the Great War), quite near the current excavation site, a Mrs F. Carré, was walking her dog along Ridgeway Hill. When she suddenly heard the distinct sound of soldiers marching and loud chanting that she recognised as being Latin. As she waited on a nearby barrow for them to appear the sound abruptly ceased. Confused, she panned the horizon, but the soldiers never appeared.

As it is not determined whether these are the bodies of Roman or Iron Age. One wonders if these could be the bodies of the phantom army?
“Visioning on the vacant air
Helmed legionaries, who proudly rear
The Eagle, as they pace again
The Roman Road.” 

Thomas Hardy: The Roman Road

http://darkdorset.blogspot.co.uk/2009/06/phantom-army-of-ridgeway-hill.html