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Adults and children will be wearing their costumes this weekend for Halloween, which is celebrated annually on October 31st. Halloween is thought to date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Costumes were worn to ward off evil spirits as the ghosts of the dead returned to Earth. Although the meaning of Halloween may have changed, they remain eerie costumes.

At 50, Berkeley Square, once home to former Prime Minister George Canning, is notorious for being one of London’s most haunted houses.

From the outside, it looks like any other street in the area.

However, it has been claimed that three men have died after a mysterious incident in the house and that a woman had a disturbing episode and died the next day.

The strange events did not start until 1859, when a man named Thomas Myers lived in the house.

Sir. Myers was due to get married soon, according to MyLondon, but got confused.

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London’s most haunted house ‘has a eerie past. (Image: GETTY / Wikimedia Commons)

50 Berkeley Square

From the outside it looks like a normal Mayfair house, but from the inside … (Image: Google Maps)

He became a recluse and locked himself inside the house. His mental health allegedly deteriorated until his death in November 1874.

The house, which he had renovated prior to his planned wedding, fell into disrepair under Mr. Myers’ residence.

Those who have stayed in the attic of the house have reportedly reported a “strange brown fog”.

It has been claimed that a maid went up to the attic to make a bed for a visitor but never came down again.

MyLondon reported that she went upstairs and “let out a blood-curdling scream”.

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Former Prime Minister George Canning once lived in the House. (Image: GETTY)

Others in the house hurried up and found her collapsed on the floor, mumbling reportedly “let it not touch me”. She died the next day in an asylum.

The man for whom the maid made the bed decided to spend the night in the attic anyway.

Just 30 minutes after going to bed, a terrible scream and the sound of a shot were heard.

As with the maid just hours earlier, the household rushed to his aid but allegedly found him dead on the floor.

It was also alleged, in Richard Jones’ 2006 book ‘Haunted Britain’, that a nobleman had spent the night in the attic room and was left so paralyzed by fear that he could not speak.

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Police have reportedly put up a sign forbidding people to go upstairs. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Another brave soul, Lord Lyttelton, thought it would help to be armed with a shotgun if he stayed overnight in the attic.

He is alleged to have seen a ghost-like creature on its way to him in the middle of the night and fired the shotgun. He later claimed that something fell to the floor “like a rocket”.

But when he woke up the next morning, he could find nothing but hail cartridges.

Not long after Mr. Myers’ death, the house was abandoned because of its frightening reputation.

Two sailors from HMS Penelope are said to have broken in and stayed in the house in 1887, apparently unaware of its notoriety.

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The house is located on the chic Berkeley Square in Mayfair. (Image: GETTY)

They were awakened at night by the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs. The door opened and in front of them stood a “strange, shapeless creature.”

Terrified, the two men tried to flee. One managed to escape the so-called creature and went down the stairs to the street.

The other, however, backed up against the window. His friend returned with a police officer shortly after and found him impaled on the iron railing below.

The house had claimed its last victim.

Skepticism, however, remains over the haunted nature of the house.

Skepticism, however, remains over the haunted nature of the house. Lady Dorothy Nevill published her autobiography in 1906, saying that Mr. Myers was a relative of hers.

She wrote that the ghost had zero factual basis and that “the whole story was nonsense”.

Likewise, Jan Bondeson, author of ‘The Most Haunted House in London’, has rejected any possibility that it is haunted, suggesting that previous stories were exaggerated or even invented.

We will probably never know how haunted it is.

However, there is reportedly a sign in the house that warns that the upper rooms should not be used for anything – including storage.

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