5th February 2013
Something is wrong about Philippa Langley’s story about finding Richard III
You might have heard about this weird story in today's papers. (see boxes below)
I'm writing to note that I find this part of the reported story VERY FISHY AND PROBLEMATIC.
I've never come across any proven case of paranormal power anywhere in the world. There does NOT exist, as far as I know, any telepathy or paranormal "power".
Philippa is the only "witness" for this. The only way to PROVE that she is speaking the truth would be for her to provide documentary evidence that she wrote/spoke about this experience around the time it occurred. While that wouldn't rule out lying, it would reduce the chance that she's cooked up this story to gain free publicity for her movie/s.
As part of her research Langley visited the car park which had been pointed out as the most likely site of the royal interment.
“I walked that car park and I just knew there was nothing there. It was ‘dead’.
"As I walked away, I saw another, private car park over to the right. I know how mad this sounds, but I snuck under the barrier and, on a very particular spot, I had the strongest sensation that I was walking on Richard’s grave. On a subsequent visit, I found a little white ‘R’ painted on the exact same spot. Of course it was ‘R’ for ‘reserved’, not ‘R’ for Richard but from that moment on, I was on a mission.” [Source]
Miss Langley was strolling across the car park used by Leicester social services while researching a play about the king when she felt a chill in August 2009.
According to The Sunday Times, she said: 'It was a hot summer and I had goosebumps so badly and I was freezing cold. I walked past a particular spot and absolutely knew I was walking on his grave.
'I am a rational human being but the feeling I got was the same feeling I have had before when a truth is given to me.'
Miss Langley initially funded the excavation of what is now a Leicester City Council car park because she was '99 per cent certain' that the remains were those of Richard. [Source]