Yellow Boy

The Yellow Boy is a true ghost story about a spirit of a golden-haired boy that haunts Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England.

Yellow Boy

One of the rooms in Knebworth House is said to be haunted by a ghost called “The Yellow Boy”. According to the legend, if you spend the night in the haunted room, the ghost will appear and predict the way in which you will die.

A man named Lord Castlereagh once stayed at Knebworth. His host let him sleep in the haunted room, but forgot to warn him about the legend.

In the morning, Lord Castlereagh came down to breakfast, but he looked tired and pale. When Lord Lytton asked him what was wrong, he said that in the middle of the night, he had been awakened with a violent start. When he opened his eyes, he saw the ghostly figure of a young boy with long golden hair sitting in front of the fire. As he watched, the boy slowly stood up and turned around. With a sad expression on his face, he drew his fingers across his throat three times and vanished into thin air.

When he heard this, a chill ran down Lord Lytton’s spine. He didn’t have the heart to tell his friend about the legend of The Yellow Boy.

Lord Castlereagh went home a few days later and soon forgot about the apparition he had seen. However, a few years later, he suffered a nervous breakdown. He was very depressed and felt like he was losing his mind. One day, he told his wife and his servant that he didn’t feel well and told them to fetch a doctor. When they returned, Lord Castlereagh suddenly grabbed a penknife from his desk drawer and committed suicide by cutting his own throat.


  1. Saliq says

    @Username_invalid will you please explain what you meant? I really couldn’t understand what you are trying to say. “\_(o.O)_/”

  2. xXxGrrrrRawrxXx says

    Who ever seriously forgets about seeing an apparation? It’s too cool to forget haha….

  3. Username_Invalid says

    To all the people who know this and what I mean and why, imagine him telling someone that they are going to be killed by a garrote or by being strangled by a belt. And please reply if you know why I said this. :)

  4. Never_saw_em_again says

    Cool story, was short.. But it was kinda cool.. 8.5 from 10 Flying Cows ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜


    Why is the boy called Yellow boy? Only because of the reason that he has yellow-golden hairs? Anyways nice story but was too short…

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