It is day eight of the AtoZChallenge and we are on the the letter H. Today I have one of my favourite terrifying ghosts to talk about. This is a lady who can terrify in all her incarnations.
Jennet Humfrye (The Woman in Black)
|Pauline Moran TWiB 1989|
Jennet Hymfrye was the sister of Alice Drablow, the woman who owned and lived in Eel Marsh house. Having had a child out of wedlock, Jennet was declared unfit to be a mother and her sister Alice and Alice's husband adopted Jennet's son Nathaniel, barring her from ever seeing the boy again.
When Nathaniel was killed in a carriage accident on the causeway to Eel Marsh House Jennet killed herself/withered away from grief (depending on the version), blaming Alice for not saving her son.
|Liz White TWiB 2012|
Whenever Jennet is seen a child dies.
In the 2012 film with Daniel Radcliffe Jennet is forcing the children to kill themselves. In the book, the play and the 1989 version she also causes accidents.
Do you think all the deaths are Jennet's fault or should the blame be put on Alice Drablow for what she did to her own sister?
My Other BlogsI am sharing blogging duties with my sister, Sophie, on two other blogs for the AtoZ as well :
And Sophie also has her own blog in the AtoZ too:
Other People's BlogsDon't forget to check out the other participant in this years AtoZChallenge. Click on the image to visit the main site and see the full list.