Published On: Wed, Jan 4th, 2017

GHOST STORIES: Sweden’s Queen Silvia Says She Shares Her Royal Residence With Small Friendly Ghosts


“There’s a lot of history here. There are ghosts — there are lots of them, ” Sweden’s Queen Silvia says in the new  documentary Drottningholm Palace – A Royal Home,  to be aired on Thursday by SVT, Sweden’s national broadcaster.

The 73-year-old monarch live in 15th-century palace, built on Lovön island within Sweden’s capital city of Stockholm,  with her husband King Carl XVI Gustaf, AFP reports.

“There are small friends … ghosts. They’re all very friendly but you sometimes feel that you’re not completely alone, ” according to Queen Silvia,  “They’re harmless. It’s really exciting. But you don’t get scared, ” she adds.



Drottningholm Palace has long been rumored to house ghosts. Its spectral inhabitants purportedly include a “gray man” and a “white lady, ” according to this 2010 column in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet (in Swedish).

The Queen claims she isn’t in the least bit scared of her co-inhabitants, who she says she has personally been in the presence of.

“You don’t get scared, it’s as friendly as there is. Imagine what they could tell?” she noted.

Princess Christina, the King’s sister reportedly add in the documentary “There is much energy in this house. It would be strange if it didn’t take the form of guises. There’s stories about ghosts in all old houses. They have been filled with people over the centuries. The energies remain.”

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