This 3,500 year old granite obelisk was transported from
Egypt and now stands on the banks of the River Thames between the Waterloo and
It is not the monument that is said to be haunted but
the area surrounding it. Mocking laughter has been heard there, as well as the
sound of anguished, painful cries. Police have also noticed that most of the
suicides that take place along this stretch of the river are generally carried
out near the giant monument.
There is also a story involving a tall, nude figure that
runs from behind the obelisk, jumps on to its base , and then throws itself in
to the river. According to legend however, there is never a splash and the
water never ripples.