Radiant Boy

Or Blue Boy, a ghost that reputedly haunted Chillingham Castle, in the northern part of Northumberland, England. He supposedly appeared as a blue flash or halo above the beds of guest, accompanied by a loud wailing.

Another Radiant Boy was found at Corby Castle, the seat of one of the branches of the Howard family, lying on the Eden, near Carlisle in Cumbria.



  • Denham, M.A. (1892). The Denham Tracts. Vol. 2. Strand: David Nutt, p. 163.
  • Henderson, W. (1879). Notes on the folk-lore of the northern countries of England and the borders. Covent Garden: W. Satchell, Peyton and Co., p. 267.